Ezekiel 28

Thomson(i) 1 Again a word of the Lord came to me, saying, 2 and thou son of man say to the prince of Tyre, Thus saith the Lord, Because thy heart is elated, and thou hast said, "I am a God."" I inhabit the dwelling of a god in the heart of the sea." Now as for thee thou art a man and not a God; though thou hast set thy heart as the heart of a God. 3 Art thou wiser than Daniel? Have not wise men taught thee with their knowledge? 4 Didst thou by thy knowledge, or thine own understanding, procure for thyself power and gold and silver in thy treasuries? 5 By thy great skill and thy traffic thou hast increased thy wealth; and with thy wealth thy heart is elated; 6 therefore, Thus saith the Lord, Since thou hast set thy heart as the heart of a God; 7 for this, behold I will bring against thee strange ravagers from the nations, and they shall unsheath their swords against thee and against the beauty of thy wisdom; 8 and they shall bring down thy beauty to destruction and trample thee down; and thou shalt die the death of wounded men in the heart of the sea 9 Wilt thou say, "I am a God," in the presence of them who are slaying thee? Thou indeed art but a man and not a God. 10 Among a multitude of uncircumcised thou shalt die by the hand of strangers, for I have spoken, saith the Lord. 11 Then a word of the Lord came to me, saying, 12 Son of man, take up a lamentation for the prince of Tyre and say to him, Thus saith the Lord, Lord, thou wast an impression of resemblance and a crown of beauty. 13 In the delightful paradise of God thou wast born, Thou hast been adorned with every precious stone, the sardis and topaz and emerald and carbuncle and sapphire and jasper, and with silver and gold and the ligure and agate, and amethyst and chrysolite and beryl and onyx; and hast filled thy treasuries and thy stores with gold. 14 From the day thou wast created thou wast with the cherub. On the holy mountain of God I placed thee, thou wast born in the midst of sparkling stones. 15 Thou in thy days wast spotless from the day thou wast created, until iniquities were found in thee. 16 By reason of thine abundant traffic thou didst fill thy stores with iniquity and commit sins; therefore thou art cast out slain from the mountain of God; and from amidst the sparkling stones the cherub hath dragged thee. 17 Thy heart was elated because of thy beauty; with thy beauty thine understanding was perverted. For the multitude of thy sins I have dashed thee on the ground; in the presence of kings I have made thee a public example. 18 For the multitude of thy sins and the iniquities of thy traffic I have denied thy sanctuaries; and from the midst of thee I will bring out a fire which shall devour thee. And I will make thee like ashes on the ground, in the sight of all them who behold thee. 19 And all that knew thee among the nations shall lament over thee. Thou art utterly destroyed and never to be any more. 20 Then a word of the Lord came to me, saying, 21 Son of man, set thy face against Sidon, and prophesy against it and say, 22 Thus saith the Lord, Behold I am against thee, Sidon, and I shall be glorified by thee; and thou shalt know that I am the Lord. When I execute judgments on thee, then shall I be hallowed by thee. 23 There shall be blood and death in thy streets, and the victims of the sword shall fall in and around thee: and they shall know that I am the Lord. 24 And there shall no more be in the house of Israel a pricking briar nor a grieving thorn, by reason of those around them, who despised them: and they shall know that I am the Lord. 25 Thus saith the Lord, Lord, When I gather Israel from among the nations where they were scattered, I shall be hallowed by them even in the sight of the peoples and nations and they shall dwell in their land which I gave to my servant Jacob. 26 And they shall dwell there securely and shall build houses and plant vineyards: they shall indeed dwell securely when I have executed judgment on all who despised them; on all their neighbours around them; and they shall know that I the Lord am their God and the God of their fathers.