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Ezekiel 28:11-17 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

A Lament for Tyre’s King

11 The word of the Lord came to me: 12 “Son of man, lament for the king of Tyre and say to him: This is what the Lord God says:

You were the seal[a] of perfection,[b]
full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
13 You were in Eden, the garden of God.
Every kind of precious stone covered you:
carnelian, topaz, and diamond,[c]
beryl, onyx, and jasper,
sapphire,[d] turquoise[e] and emerald.[f]
Your mountings and settings were crafted in gold;
they were prepared on the day you were created.
14 You were an anointed guardian cherub,
for[g] I had appointed you.
You were on the holy mountain of God;
you walked among the fiery stones.
15 From the day you were created
you were blameless in your ways
until wickedness was found in you.
16 Through the abundance of your trade,
you were filled with violence, and you sinned.
So I expelled you in disgrace
from the mountain of God,
and banished you, guardian cherub,[h]
from among the fiery stones.
17 Your heart became proud because of your beauty;
For the sake of your splendor
you corrupted your wisdom.
So I threw you down to the earth;
I made you a spectacle before kings.


  1. Ezekiel 28:12 Or sealer
  2. Ezekiel 28:12 Hb obscure
  3. Ezekiel 28:13 Hb obscure
  4. Ezekiel 28:13 Or lapis lazuli
  5. Ezekiel 28:13 Or malachite, or garnet
  6. Ezekiel 28:13 Or beryl
  7. Ezekiel 28:14 Or With an anointed guardian cherub
  8. Ezekiel 28:16 Or and the guardian cherub banished you

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