God's judgment upon the prince of Tyrus for his sacrilegious pride.
Ezekiel 28:1 The word of the LORD came againe vnto me, saying, Ezekiel 28:2 Sonne of man, say vnto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart is lifted vp, and thou hast said, I [am] a God, I sit [in] the seate of God in the middest of the seas; yet thou [art] a man and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God. Ezekiel 28:3 Behold, thou [art] wiser then Daniel: there is no secret that they can hide from thee. Ezekiel 28:4 With thy wisedome and with thine vnderstanding thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten gold and siluer into thy treasures. Ezekiel 28:5 By thy great wisedome, [and] by thy traffique hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted vp because of thy riches. Ezekiel 28:6 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast set thine heart as the heart of God; Ezekiel 28:7 Behold therefore, I will bring strangers vpon thee, the terrible of the nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beautie of thy wisedome, & they shall defile thy brightnesse. Ezekiel 28:8 They shall bring thee downe to the pit, and thou shalt die the deaths of them, that are slaine in the middest of the seas. Ezekiel 28:9 Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I [am] God? but thou [shalt be] a man, and no God in the hand of him that slayeth thee. Ezekiel 28:10 Thou shalt die the deaths of the vncircumcised, by the hand of strangers: for I haue spoken [it], saith the Lord GOD.
A lamentation of his great glory corrupted by sin.
Ezekiel 28:11 Moreouer the word of the LORD came vnto me, saying; Ezekiel 28:12 Sonne of man, take vp a lamentation vpon the king of Tyrus, and say vnto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest vp the summe, full of wisedome and perfect in beautie. Ezekiel 28:13 Thou hast beene in Eden the garden of God; euery precious stone [was] thy couering, the Sardius, Topaze, and the Diamond, the Beril, the Onyx, and the Iasper, the Saphir, the Emeraude, and the Carbuncle and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee, in the day that thou wast created. Ezekiel 28:14 Thou art the annointed Cherub that couereth: and I haue set thee [so]; thou wast vpon the holy mountaine of God; thou hast walked vp and downe in the middest of the stones of fire. Ezekiel 28:15 Thou [wast] perfect in thy wayes from the day that thou wast created, till iniquitie was found in thee. Ezekiel 28:16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they haue filled the middest of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as prophane out of the mountaine of God: and I wil destroy thee, O couering Cherub, from the middest of the stones of fire. Ezekiel 28:17 Thine heart was lifted vp because of thy beautie, thou hast corrupted thy wisedome by reason of thy brightnesse: I will cast thee to the ground: I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. Ezekiel 28:18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquitie of thy traffique: therefore will I bring forth a fire from the middest of thee, it shall deuoure thee: and I will bring thee to ashes vpon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee. Ezekiel 28:19 All they that know thee among the people, shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terrour, and neuer [shalt] thou [be] any more.
The judgment of Zidon.
Ezekiel 28:20 Againe the word of the LORD came vnto me, saying; Ezekiel 28:21 Sonne of man, set thy face against Zidon, and prophecie against it, Ezekiel 28:22 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I [am] against thee, O Zidon, and I will be glorified in the middest of thee: and they shall know that I [am] the LORD, when I shall haue executed iudgements in her, and shall be sanctified in her. Ezekiel 28:23 For I will send into her, pestilence, and blood into her streetes, and the wounded shall be iudged in the middest of her by the sword vpon her on euery side, and they shall know that I [am] the LORD.
The restoration of Israel.
Ezekiel 28:24 And there shall be no more a pricking briar vnto the house of Israel, nor any grieuing thorne of all that [are] round about them that despised them, and they shal know that I [am] the Lord GOD. Ezekiel 28:25 Thus saith the Lord GOD; When I shall haue gathered the house of Israel fro the people among whom they are scattered, and shall be sanctified in them in the sight of the heathen, then shall they dwell in their land, that I haue giuen to my seruant Iacob. Ezekiel 28:26 And they shal dwell safely therein, and shall build houses, and plant vineyards: yea, they shall dwell with confidence when I haue executed iudgments vpon all those that despise them round about them, and they shal know that I [am] the LORD their God.