Proclamation Against the King of Tyre
1The word of the Lord came to me again, saying,
2“Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, ‘Thus says the Lord God:
“Because your heart is⚓lifted up,
And ⚓you say, ‘I am a god,
I sit in the seat of gods,
⚓In the midst of the seas,’
⚓Yet you are a man, and not a god,
Though you set your heart as the heart of a god
3(Behold, ⚓you are wiser than Daniel!
There is no secret that can be hidden from you!
4With your wisdom and your understanding
You have gained ⚓riches for yourself,
And gathered gold and silver into your treasuries;
5⚓By your great wisdom in trade you have increased your riches,
And your heart is lifted up because of your riches),”
6‘Therefore thus says the Lord God:
“Because you have set your heart as the heart of a god,
7Behold, therefore, I will bring ⚓strangers against you,
⚓The most terrible of the nations;
And they shall draw their swords against the beauty of your wisdom,
And defile your splendor.
8They shall throw you down into the ⚓Pit,
And you shall die the death of the slain
In the midst of the seas.
9“Will you still ⚓say before him who slays you,
‘I am a god’?
But you shall be a man, and not a god,
In the hand of him who slays you.
10You shall die the death of ⚓the uncircumcised
By the hand of aliens;
For I have spoken,” says the Lord God.’ ”
Lamentation for the King of Tyre
11Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying,
12“Son of man, ⚓take up a lamentation for the king of Tyre, and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord God:
⚓“You were the seal of perfection,
Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
13You were in ⚓Eden, the garden of God;
Every precious stone was your covering:
The sardius, topaz, and diamond,
Beryl, onyx, and jasper,
Sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold.
The workmanship of ⚓your timbrels and pipes
Was prepared for you on the day you were created.
14“You were the anointed ⚓cherub who covers;
I established you;
You were on ⚓the holy mountain of God;
You walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones.
15You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created,
Till ⚓iniquity was found in you.
16“By the abundance of your trading
You became filled with violence within,
And you sinned;
Therefore I cast you as a profane thing
Out of the mountain of God;
And I destroyed you, ⚓O covering cherub,
From the midst of the fiery stones.
17“Your ⚓heart was lifted up because of your beauty;
You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor;
I cast you to the ground,
I laid you before kings,
That they might gaze at you.
18“You defiled your sanctuaries
By the multitude of your iniquities,
By the iniquity of your trading;
Therefore I brought fire from your midst;
It devoured you,
And I turned you to ashes upon the earth
In the sight of all who saw you.
19All who knew you among the peoples are astonished at you;
⚓You have become a horror,
And shall be no ⚓more forever.” ’ ”
Proclamation Against Sidon
20Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying,
21“Son of man, ⚓set your face ⚓toward Sidon, and prophesy against her,
22and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God:
⚓“Behold, I am against you, O Sidon;
I will be glorified in your midst;
And ⚓they shall know that I am the Lord,
When I execute judgments in her and am ⚓hallowed in her.
23⚓For I will send pestilence upon her,
And blood in her streets;
The wounded shall be judged in her midst
By the sword against her on every side;
Then they shall know that I am the Lord.
24“And there shall no longer be a pricking brier or ⚓a painful thorn for the house of Israel from among all who are around them, who ⚓despise them. Then they shall know that I am the Lord God.”
Israel’s Future Blessing
25‘Thus says the Lord God: “When I have ⚓gathered the house of Israel from the peoples among whom they are scattered, and am ⚓hallowed in them in the sight of the Gentiles, then they will dwell in their own land which I gave to My servant Jacob.
26And they will ⚓dwell safely there, ⚓build houses, and ⚓plant vineyards; yes, they will dwell securely, when I execute judgments on all those around them who despise them. Then they shall know that I am the Lord their God.” ’ ”