14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds;
(A)I will make myself like the Most High.’

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“Son of man, say to the [a]leader of Tyre, ‘The Lord [b]God says this:

“Because your heart is haughty
And you have said, ‘(A)I am a god,
I sit in the seat of [c]gods
In the heart of the seas’;
Yet you are a (B)mortal and not God,
Although you make your heart like the heart of God—

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 28:2 Or ruler, prince
  2. Ezekiel 28:2 Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord, and so throughout the ch
  3. Ezekiel 28:2 Or God

12 “Son of man, (A)take up a song of mourning over the king of Tyre and say to him, ‘This is what the Lord God says:

“You [a]had the seal of [b]perfection,
Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
13 You were in (B)Eden, the garden of God;
(C)Every precious stone was your covering:
The (D)ruby, the topaz and the diamond;
The beryl, the onyx and the jasper;
The lapis lazuli, the turquoise and the emerald;
And the gold, the workmanship of your [c](E)settings and [d]sockets,
Was in you.
On the day that you were created
They were prepared.
14 You were the (F)anointed cherub who [e]covers,
And I placed you there.
You were on the holy (G)mountain of God;
You walked in the midst of the (H)stones of fire.
15 You were (I)blameless in your ways
From the day you were created
Until (J)unrighteousness was found in you.
16 By the (K)abundance of your trade
[f]You were internally (L)filled with violence,
And you sinned;
Therefore I have cast you as profane
From the mountain of God.
And I have destroyed you, you [g]covering cherub,
From the midst of the stones of fire.
17 Your heart was haughty because of your (M)beauty;
You (N)corrupted your wisdom by reason of your splendor.
I threw you to the ground;
I put you before (O)kings,
That they may see you.

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 28:12 Lit were the one sealing
  2. Ezekiel 28:12 Or a pattern
  3. Ezekiel 28:13 Or tambourines
  4. Ezekiel 28:13 Or flutes
  5. Ezekiel 28:14 Or guards
  6. Ezekiel 28:16 Lit They filled your midst
  7. Ezekiel 28:16 Or guardian