God's judgment upon the prince of Tyrus for his sacrilegious pride.
Ezekiel 28:1 And the word of Yahweh came, unto me, saying Ezekiel 28:2 Son of man, Say to the Prince of Tyre, Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh-Because, lofty, is thy heart, and thou hast said, A GOD, am I, In the seat of God, have I taken my seat, In the heart of the seas; Whereas, thou, art a man, and not a GOD, But hast set thy heart as the heart of God: Ezekiel 28:3 Lo! wiser, thou, than Daniel,No secret, have they hidden from thee: Ezekiel 28:4 In thy wisdom and in thine understanding, hast thou gotten thee wealth,And hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasuries: Ezekiel 28:5 By the greatness of thy wisdom and by thy traffic, hast thou multiplied thy riches,And thy heart, hath become lofty, in thy riches, Ezekiel 28:6 Therefore, Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh,Because thou hast set thy heart as the heart of God, Ezekiel 28:7 Therefore, behold me! bringing upon thee aliens, The terrible ones of the nations,And they shall unsheathe their swords over the beauty of thy wisdom, And profane thy splendour: Ezekiel 28:8 To the pit, shall they take thee down,And thou shalt die the deaths of one thrust through, In the heart of the seas. Ezekiel 28:9 Wilt thou, really say, God, am I, before him who is slaying thee; When, thou, art a man and not a God, in the hand of them who are piercing thee? Ezekiel 28:10 The, deaths of the uncircumcised, shalt thou die, by the hand of aliens,For, I, have spoken, Declareth My Lord, Yahweh.
A lamentation of his great glory corrupted by sin.
Ezekiel 28:11 And the word of Yahweh came, unto me, saying: Ezekiel 28:12 Son of man, Take thou up a dirge, over the king of Tyre,And thou shalt say to him, Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh, Thou, wast of finished proportions, Full of wisdom, and, Perfect in beauty: Ezekiel 28:13 In Eden, the garden of God, thou wast, Of every precious stone, was thy coveringSardius, topaz, and diamond, Chrysolite, beryl, and jasper, Sapphire, carbuncle, and emerald,And, of gold, was the work of thy timbrels and thy flutes, within thee, In the day thou wast created, were they prepared: Ezekiel 28:14 Thou, wast the anointed cherub that covered,When I appointed thee, in the holy mount of God, thou wast, Amid stones of fire, thou didst walk to and fro: Ezekiel 28:15 Complete, wast thou, in thy ways, from the day thou wast created,Until perversity was found, in thee. Ezekiel 28:16 By the abundance of thy traffic, they filled thy midst with violence, And thou didst sin,So I cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God, And destroyed thee, O covering cherub, from amid the stones of fire: Ezekiel 28:17 Lofty, was thy heart, in thy beauty, Thou didst corrupt thy wisdom, because of thy splendour,Upon the earth, did I cast thee, Before kings, did I set thee, That they might look at thee: Ezekiel 28:18 Owing to the abounding of thine iniquities, In the perversity of thy traffic, Thou didst profane thy sanctuaries,Therefore brought I forth fire out of thy midst, The same, devoured thee, And I turned thee to ashes on the ground, Before the eyes of all beholding thee: Ezekiel 28:19 All that had known thee among the peoples were astounded over thee,A terror, hast thou become, And, art not, Unto times age-abiding.
The judgment of Zidon.
Ezekiel 28:20 And the word of Yahweh came, unto me, saying: Ezekiel 28:21 Son of man, Set thy face towards Zidon,And prophesy over it; Ezekiel 28:22 and thou shalt sayThus, saith My Lord, Yahweh, Behold me! against thee, O Zidon, Therefore will I get myself glory in thy midst,And they shall know, that, I, am Yahweh, When I have executed against her judgments, And hallowed myself in her. Ezekiel 28:23 So then I will send against her, pestilence and blood in her streets, And the wounded shall fall, in her midst, by the sword upon her from every side,And they shall know, that, I, am Yahweh.
The restoration of Israel.
Ezekiel 28:24 And the house of Israel, shall no more have, a stinging prickle, or a wounding thorn, of any round about them, who used to despise them,So shall they know, that, I, am The Lord, Yahweh. Ezekiel 28:25 Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh, When I gather together the house of Israel, from the midst of the peoples among whom they have been scattered, and shall hallow myself in them before the eyes of the nations, Then shall they dwell upon their own soil, which I gave to my servantto Jacob: Ezekiel 28:26 Yea they shall dwell thereupon, securely, Yea shall build houses, and plant vineyards, and dwell, securely,When I have executed judgments on all that despised them on every side of them, So shall they know, that, I, Yahweh, am their God