Ezekiel 28

1 The word of יהוה came again unto me, saying,

2 “Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, ‘Thus saith Lord (Adonai) יהוה: “Because your heart is lifted up, and you have said, ‘I am God (El), I sit in the seat of God (Elohim), in the midst of the sea,’ yet you are a man, and not God (El), though you set your heart as the heart of God (Elohim).

3 Behold, you are wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from you;

4 With your wisdom and with your understanding you have gotten you riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into your treasures;

5 By your great wisdom and by your traffick have you increased your riches, and your heart is lifted up because of your riches;”

6 Therefore thus saith Lord (Adonai) יהוה: “Because you have set your heart as the heart of God (Elohim);

7 Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon you, the terrible of the nations; and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of your wisdom, and they shall defile your brightness.

8 They shall bring you down to the pit, and you shalt die the deaths of them that are slain in the midst of the seas.

9 Wilt you yet say before him that slayeth you, ‘I am God (Elohim)’? But you shalt be a man, and not God (Elohim), in the hand of him that slayeth you.

10 You shalt die the deaths of the uncircumcised by the hand of strangers, for I have spoken it,” saith Lord (Adonai) יהוה.

11 Moreover the word of יהוה came unto me, saying,

12 “Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, ‘Thus saith Lord (Adonai) יהוה: “You sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.

13 You have been in Eden the garden of God (Elohim); every precious stone was your covering: the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold. The workmanship of your tabrets and of your pipes was prepared in you in the day that you wast created.

14 You are the anointed cherub (keruv) that covereth; and I have set you so; you wast upon the holy mountain of God (Elohim); you have walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.

15 You wast perfect in your ways from the day that you wast created, till iniquity was found in you.

16 By the multitude of your merchandise they have filled the midst of you with violence, and you have sinned; therefore I will cast you as profane out of the mountain of God (Elohim); and I will destroy you, O covering cherub (keruv), from the midst of the stones of fire.

17 Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty, you have corrupted your wisdom by reason of your brightness: I will cast you to the ground, I will lay you before kings, that they may behold you.

18 You have defiled your sanctuaries by the multitude of your iniquities, by the iniquity of your traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of you, it shall devour you, and I will bring you to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold you.

19 All they that know you among the people shall be astonished at you; you shalt be a terror, and never shalt you be any more.

20 Again the word of יהוה came unto me, saying,

21 “Son of man, set your face against Zidon, and prophesy against it,

22 And say, ‘Thus saith Lord (Adonai) יהוה: “Behold, I am against you, O Zidon; and I will be glorified in the midst of you; and they shall know that I am יהוה, when I shall have executed judgments in her, and shall be sanctified in her.

23 For I will send pestilence upon her, and blood into her streets; and the wounded shall be judged in the midst of her by the sword upon her on every side; and they shall know that I am יהוה.

24 And there shall be no more a pricking brier unto the house of Yisrael, nor any grieving thorn of all that are round about them, that despised them; and they shall know that I am Lord (Adonai) יהוה.”

25 Thus saith Lord (Adonai) יהוה: “When I shall have gathered the house of Yisrael from the people among whom they are scattered, and shall be sanctified in them in the sight of the nations, then shall they dwell in their land that I have given to My servant Jacob (Yaaqov).

26 And they shall dwell safely therein, and shall build houses, and plant vineyards; yea, they shall dwell with confidence, when I have executed judgments upon all those that despise them round about them; and they shall know that I am יהוה their God (Elohim).”’”