God's judgment upon the prince of Tyrus for his sacrilegious pride.
Ezekiel 28:1 The worde of þe Lorde came vnto me sayenge: Ezekiel 28:2 thou sonne of man, tell the prince of Tyre: Thus sayeth the Lorde God, because thou hast a proude hert and hast sayde: I am a God, I haue my seate in the myddest of the see lyke a God: where as thou art but a man and not God, and yet standest in thyne awne conceate, that thou arte God: Ezekiel 28:3 Beholde, þu thynckest thy selfe wyser then Daniel, that there is no secretes hyd from the. Ezekiel 28:4 Wyth thy wysdome and thy vnderstandyng, thou hast gotten the great welthynes, and gathered treasure of syluer and golde. Ezekiel 28:5 With thy greate wysdome and occupyenge, hast thou increased thy power, and because of thy greate rychesse, thy herte is proude. Ezekiel 28:6 Therfore, thus sayeth the Lorde God: For so moch as thou hast lyft vp thyne hert as though thou were God: Ezekiel 28:7 Beholde, I will brynge ennemyes vpon the, euen the tyrauntes of þe Heathen: these shall drawe out their sweardes vpon thy bewty and wysdome, & shal defyle thy glory. Ezekiel 28:8 They shall cast the downe to þe pitte, so that thou shalt dye in the myddest of the see, Ezekiel 28:9 as they that be slayne. Lett se, yf thou wilt saye then (before them that slaye þe) I am God: where as thou art but a man and not God, in the handes of them that slaye the. Ezekiel 28:10 Dye shalt thou, euen as the vncircumcised in the handes of the enemyes for I my selfe haue spoken it, sayeth the Lorde God.
A lamentation of his great glory corrupted by sin.
Ezekiel 28:11 Moreouer, the worde of the Lorde came vnto me, sayeng: Ezekiel 28:12 Thou sonne of man, make a lamentable complaynte ouer þe kynge of Tyre, and tell hym: Thus sayeth the Lorde God: thou art a seale of a lykenesse, full of wysdome & excellent bewty. Ezekiel 28:13 Thou hast bene in the pleasaunt garden of God: thou art deckte with al maner of precious stones: with Ruby, Topas, Crystall, Iacynte, Onix, Iaspis, Saphyr, Smaragde, Carbouncle, and golde. Thy bewty and the holes þt be in þe, were sett forth in þe daye of thy creacyon. Ezekiel 28:14 Thou art a fayre Cherub exalted by the anoyntyng, stretched wyde out for to couer. I haue sett þe in this dignyte vpon þe holy mount of God, there hast þu bene, & walcked amonge þe fayre glysteringe stones. Ezekiel 28:15 From the tyme of thy creacyon þu hast bene ryght excellent, tyll wickednes was founde in þe. Ezekiel 28:16 Because of thy great marchaundise, thy hert is full of wyckednesse, & thou hast offended. Therfore, wyll I cast þe from þe mount of God (O thou couering Cherub) and destroye þe amonge the glysterynge stones. Ezekiel 28:17 Thy hert was proude in thy fayre beuty, and thorow thy bewty þu hast destroyed thy wysdome. I will cast the downe to þe grounde, & þt in the sight of kynges. Ezekiel 28:18 Thou hast defyled thy Sanctuary, wt the greate wyckednes of thy vnryghteous occupyenge. I wyll bringe a fyre from the myddest of the, to consume the: & wyll make the to asshes, in the sight of all them that loke vpon the. Ezekiel 28:19 All they that haue bene acquaynted with the amonge the Heathen shalbe abasshed at the, seyng þu art so clene brought to naught, and commest nomore vp.
The judgment of Zidon.
Ezekiel 28:20 And the worde of the Lorde came vnto me, sayeng: Ezekiel 28:21 Thou sonne of man, set thy face agaynst Sydon. Prophecye vpon it, Ezekiel 28:22 and speake: Thus sayeth the Lorde God: Beholde, O Sydon, I will vpon the, and gett me honoure in the: that it maye be knowne, how that I am the Lorde: when I punyshe her, and gett me honoure in her. Ezekiel 28:23 For I will sende pestilence and bloudsheddyng into her streates, so that those which be slayne with the swearde, shall lye rounde aboute in the myddest of her: and they shall knowe, that I am þe Lorde.
The restoration of Israel.
Ezekiel 28:24 She shall nomore be a pryckyng thorne, and an hurtyng breer vnto þe house of Israell, ner vnto them þt lye rounde aboute her, and hate her, & they shal knowe that I am the Lorde. Ezekiel 28:25 Thus sayeth þe Lord God: whan I gather þe housholde of Israel together agayne from the nacions amonge whom they be scatered then shall I be sanctifyed in them, in the syght of the Gentyles, & they shall dwell in þe land, þt I gaue to my seruaunt Iacob. Ezekiel 28:26 They shall dwell safely therin, buylde houses, & plante vyneyardes: yee, safely shall they dwell therin: when I haue punyshed all those, that despyse them rounde aboute: & then shall they knowe, that I am the Lorde theyr God.