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Judgment on the King of Tyre

28 Yahweh spoke his word to me. He said, “Son of man, tell the ruler of Tyre, ‘This is what Adonay Yahweh says:

In your arrogance you say,
    “I’m a god. I sit on Elohim’s throne in the sea.”
        But you’re only human and not a god,
            although you think you are a god.
You think that you are wiser than Daniel
    and that no secret can be hidden from you.
Because you are wise and understanding,
    you’ve made yourself rich.
        You saved gold and silver in your treasuries.
Because of your great skill in trading,
    you’ve made yourself very wealthy.
        You have become arrogant because of your wealth.

“‘This is what Adonay Yahweh says:

You think you are wise like Elohim.
That is why I am going to bring foreigners against you,
    the most ruthless foreigners among the nations.
    They will draw their swords against your fine wisdom
        and dishonor your greatness.
They will throw you into a pit,
    and you will die a violent death in the sea.
You will no longer say that you are a god
    when you face those who kill you.
    You will be a human, not a god, in the hands of those who kill you.
10 You will die at the hands of foreigners like a godless person.
    I have spoken,’” declares Adonay Yahweh.

11 Yahweh spoke his word to me. He said, 12 “Son of man, sing a funeral song for the ruler of Tyre. Tell him, ‘This is what Adonay Yahweh says:

You were the perfect example,
    full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
13 You were in Eden, Elohim’s garden.
    You were covered with every kind of precious stone:
    red quartz, topaz, crystal,
    beryl, onyx, gray quartz, sapphire,
    turquoise, and emerald.
    Your settings and your sockets
    were made of gold when you were created.
14 I appointed an angel[a] to guard you.
    You were on Elohim’s holy mountain.
        You walked among fiery stones.
15 Your behavior was perfect from the time you were created,
    until evil was found in you.
16 You traded far and wide. You learned to be violent, and you sinned.
    So I threw you down from Elohim’s mountain in disgrace.
        The guardian angel forced you out from the fiery stones.
17 You became too proud because of your beauty.
    You wasted your wisdom because of your greatness.
    So I threw you to the ground
        and left you in front of the kings
            so that they could see you.
18 You dishonored your own holy places
    because of your many sins and dishonest trade.
        So I set fire to you to burn you up.
        I turned you into ashes on the ground
            in the presence of all who saw you.
19 All the nations who knew you are horrified because of you.
    You have come to a terrible end,
        and you will never exist again.’”

Judgment on Sidon Means Hope for Israel

20 Yahweh spoke his word to me. He said, 21 “Son of man, turn to Sidon and prophesy against it. 22 Tell it, ‘This is what Adonay Yahweh says:

I’m against you, Sidon.
    I will show my greatness through you.
        Then people will know that I am Yahweh,
            because I will punish you and show you how holy I am.
23 I will send a plague against you
    and make blood flow in your streets.
        Your people will fall dead.
            People with swords will attack you from every side.
    Then they will know that I am Yahweh.
24 The nation of Israel will no longer be hurt
    by prickly thorns or sharp briars from everyone around them.
    Then they will know that I am Adonay Yahweh.

25 “‘This is what Adonay Yahweh says: When I gather the people of Israel from the nations where they were scattered, I will show that I am holy as the nations watch. The people of Israel will live in their own land, the land I gave to my servant Jacob. 26 They will live there in safety. They will build homes and plant vineyards. They will live in safety when I punish all the surrounding people who treat them with scorn. Then they will know that I am Yahweh their Elohim.’”


  1. Ezekiel 28:14 Or “one of the cherubim.”

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