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Ezekiel 28

God's judgment upon the prince of Tyrus for his sacrilegious pride.

Ezekiel 28:1 The worde of the LORDE came vnto me, sayenge: Ezekiel 28:2 Thou sonne of man, tell the prynce of Tyre: Thus saieth the LORDE God: because thou hast a proude hert and hast sayde: I am a God, I haue my seate in the myddest off the see like a god: where as thou art but a man & not God, & yet stondest in thine owne coceate, that thou art God: Ezekiel 28:3 Beholde, thou thynkest thy selfe wyser then Daniel, that there is no secretes hyd from ye. Ezekiel 28:4 With thy wisdome & thy vnderstodinge, thou hast gotte the greate welthynesse, and gathered treasure of syluer & golde. Ezekiel 28:5 With thy greate wisdome and occupienge, hast thou increased thy power, and because of thy greate riches thy hert is proude. Ezekiel 28:6 Therfore thus saieth ye LORDE God: For so moch as thou hast lift vp thine herte, as though thou werst God: Ezekiel 28:7 beholde, I wil bringe enemies vpon the, euen the tyrauntes of the Heithe: these shal drawe out their sweardes vpon thy beuty and wisdome, and shall defyle thy glory. Ezekiel 28:8 They shal cast the downe to the pytte, so that thou shalt dye in the middest of the see, Ezekiel 28:9 as they that be slayne. Let se, yff thou wilt saye then (before the that slaye ye) I am God: where as thou art but a man, and not God, in the hondes of them that slaye the. Ezekiel 28:10 Dye shalt thou, euen as the vncircumcised in the hodes of ye enemies: for I myself haue spoken it, saieth the LORDE God.

A lamentation of his great glory corrupted by sin.

Ezekiel 28:11 Morouer, the worde off the LORDE came vnto me, sayenge: Ezekiel 28:12 Thou sonne off man, make a lamentable complaynte ouer the kynge of Tyre, & tell him: Thus saieth the LORDE God: Thou art a seale of a licknesse, full off wysdome & excellent beuty. Ezekiel 28:13 Thou hast bene in ye pleasaut garde off God: thou art decte with all maner of precious stones: with Ruby, Topas, Christall, Iacyncte, Onyx, Iaspis, Saphir, Smaragde, Carbucle, & golde. Thy beuty & ye holes yt be in ye were set forth in the daye of yi creacion. Ezekiel 28:14 Thou art a fayre Cherub, stretched wyde out for to couer. I haue set the vpon the holy mount off God, there hast thou bene, and walked amoge the fayre glisteringe stones. Ezekiel 28:15 From the tyme of thy creacion thou hast bene right excellent, tyll wickednesse was founde in the. Ezekiel 28:16 Because off thy greate marchaundise, thy hert is full of wickednesse, & thou hast offended. Therfore wil I cast the from the mount of God, (O thou coueringe Cherub) and destroye the amoge the glisteringe stones. Ezekiel 28:17 Thy hert was proude in yi fayre beuty, & thorow thy beuty thou hast destroyed thy wisdome. I will cast ye downe to the grounde, & yt in ye sight of kynges. Ezekiel 28:18 Thou hast defyled thy Sactuary, wt the greate wickednesse off thy onrightuous occupyenge. I wil bringe a fyre from the myddest of the, to consume the: ad wil make the to asshes, in the sight of all the yt loke vpon the. Ezekiel 28:19 All they that haue bene acquaunted with the amonge the Heithe, shalbe abasshed at the: seinge thou art so clene brought to naught, and comest no more vp.

The judgment of Zidon.

Ezekiel 28:20 And the worde off the LORDE came vnto me, sayenge: Ezekiel 28:21 Thou sonne of man, set thy face agaynst Sido, Prophecie vpo it, Ezekiel 28:22 and speake. Thus saieth the LORDE God: Beholde o Sidon, I wil vpo the, & get me honoure in the: that it maye be knowne, how that I am ye LORDE, when I punysh her, & get me honoure in her. Ezekiel 28:23 For I will sende pestilence & bloudsheddinge in to hir stretes, so yt those which be slayne with the swerde, shal lye rounde aboute in the myddest of her: & they shal knowe, that I am the LORDE.

The restoration of Israel.

Ezekiel 28:24 She shal no more be a prickinge thorne, & an hurtinge brere vnto the house of Israel, ner vnto the that lye rounde aboute her and hate her: and they shal knowe, that I am the LORDE. Ezekiel 28:25 Thus saieth the LORDE God: when I gather the housholde of Israel together agayne, from the nacions amonge whom they be scatred: then shal I be sanctified in the, in ye sight of the Getiles: & they shal dwell in the lode, yt I gaue to my seruaunt Iacob. Ezekiel 28:26 They shal dwell safely therin, buylde houses, and plante vynyardes: Yee safely shal they dwell therin, when I haue punyshed all those, that despyse them rounde aboute: and then shall they knowe, yt I am the LORDE their God.

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