God's judgment upon the prince of Tyrus for his sacrilegious pride.
Ezekiel 28:1 The woorde of the Lorde came againe vnto me, saying, Ezekiel 28:2 Sonne of ma, say vnto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saieth the Lord God, Because thine heart is exalted, & thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God in ye mids of the sea, yet thou art but a man & not God, and though thou didest thinke in thine heart, that thou wast equall with God, Ezekiel 28:3 Behold, thou art wiser then Daniel: there is no secrete, that they can hide from thee. Ezekiel 28:4 With thy wisedome and thine vnderstanding thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten golde and siluer into thy treasures. Ezekiel 28:5 By thy great wisedome and by thine occupying hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted vp because of thy riches. Ezekiel 28:6 Therefore thus sayeth the Lorde God, Because thou didest thinke in thine heart, that thou wast equall with God, Ezekiel 28:7 Behold, therefore I wil bring strangers vpon thee, euen the terrible nations: and they shall drawe their swordes against the beautie of thy wisedome, and they shall defile thy brightnes. Ezekiel 28:8 They shall cast thee downe to the pit, and thou shalt die the death of them, that are slaine in the middes of the sea. Ezekiel 28:9 Wilt thou say then before him, that slayeth thee, I am a god? but thou shalt be a man, and no God, in the hands of him that slayeth thee. Ezekiel 28:10 Thou shalt die the death of the vncircumcised by the hands of stragers: for I haue spoken it, sayth the Lord God.
A lamentation of his great glory corrupted by sin.
Ezekiel 28:11 Moreouer the word of the Lorde came vnto me, saying, Ezekiel 28:12 Sonne of man, take vp a lamentation vpon the King of Tyrus, and say vnto him, Thus sayeth the Lorde God, Thou sealest vp the summe, and art full of wisedome and perfite in beautie. Ezekiel 28:13 Thou hast ben in Eden the garden of God: euery precious stone was in thy garment, the rubie, the topaze and the diamonde, the chrysolite, the onix, and the iasper, the saphir, emeraude, and the carbuncle and golde: the woorkemanship of thy timbrels, & of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. Ezekiel 28:14 Thou art the anointed Cherub, that couereth, and I haue set thee in honour: thou wast vpon the holy mountaine of God: thou hast walked in the middes of the stones of fire. Ezekiel 28:15 Thou wast perfite in thy wayes from the day that thou wast created, till iniquitie was found in thee. Ezekiel 28:16 By the multitude of thy marchandise, they haue filled the middes of thee with crueltie, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as prophane out of the mountaine of God: and I will destroy thee, O couering Cherub from the mids of the stones of fire. Ezekiel 28:17 Thine heart was lifted vp because of thy beautie, and thou hast corrupted thy wisedome by reason of thy brightnes: I wil cast thee to ye grounde: I will lay thee before Kinges that they may beholde thee. Ezekiel 28:18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctification by the multitude of thine iniquities, & by the iniquitie of thy marchandise: therefore wil I bring forth a fire from the mids of thee, which shall deuoure thee: and I wil bring thee to ashes vpon the earth, in the sight of all them that beholde thee. Ezekiel 28:19 All they that knowe thee among the people, shalbe astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terrour, and neuer shalt thou be any more.
The judgment of Zidon.
Ezekiel 28:20 Againe, the worde of the Lord came vnto me, saying, Ezekiel 28:21 Sonne of man, set thy face against Zidon, and prophesie against it, Ezekiel 28:22 And say, Thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I come against thee, O Zidon, and I will be glorified in the mids of thee: and they shall know that I am the Lorde, when I shal haue executed iudgements in her, and shalbe sanctified in her. Ezekiel 28:23 For I wil send into her pestilence, & blood into her streetes, and the slaine shall fall in the middes of her: the enemie shall come against her with the sword on euery side, and they shal know that I am the Lord.
The restoration of Israel.
Ezekiel 28:24 And they shalbe no more a pricking thorne vnto the house of Israel, nor any grieuous thorne of all that are round about them, and despised them, and they shall knowe that I am the Lorde God. Ezekiel 28:25 Thus saith the Lord God, When I shal haue gathered the house of Israel fro the people where they are scattered, and shalbe sanctified in them in the sight of the heathen, then shal they dwel in the land, that I haue giuen to my seruant Iaakob. Ezekiel 28:26 And they shal dwell safely therein, & shall builde houses, and plant vineyards: yea, they shall dwell safely, when I haue executed iudgements vpon al round about them that despise them, and they shall knowe that I am the Lord their God.