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The Book of Ezekiel

CHAPTER 28

God threatens Tyrus
28:1-10

1 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,

The word of God came to me again, saying,

2 Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:

Son of man, say this to the prince of Tyrus,

This is what God says,

Because you said,

I am God and I sit in God's seat.

3 Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee:

You are wiser than Daniel.

No secret can be hidden from you.

4 With thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures:

5 By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches:

And you wealthy.

6 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast set thine heart as the heart of God;

And because you say you have God's heart.

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

I'll bring strangers to draw their swords,

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

who will bring you down into the pit.

9 Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I am God? but thou shalt be a man, and no God, in the hand of him that slayeth thee.

Just before you die,

will you say, "I am God"?

10 Thou shalt die the deaths of the uncircumcised by the hand of strangers: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.

You'll die like an uncircumcised person

who is killed by strangers.

I, God, have said so.

Another Tyrus song
28:11-19

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

Then the word of God came to me again, and said,

12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.

Sing this lamentation to the king of Tyrus,

This is what God says,

You are wise and beautiful.

13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy 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 thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.

You lived in Eden, which is God's garden.

You had lots of expensive things.

14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.

You're an anointed cherub. I made you like that.

You lived on the holy mountain and walked on stones of fire.

15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.

You were perfect from the day you were created,

until you did something wrong.

16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.

But now you've sinned,

so I'll throw you off my mountain.

And I'll destroy you, you little cherub.

17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.

You were corrupted by your beauty and wisdom.

So I'll throw you to the ground,

and let kings look at you.

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

And burn you with fire.

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

You'll be a terror.

No one will ever see you again. [1]

Against Zidon
28:20-26

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

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

Again the word of God came to me, saying,

Son of man, prophesy against Zidon, and say,

22 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Zidon; and I will be glorified in the midst of thee: and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall have executed judgments in her, and shall be sanctified in her.

This is what God says,

I'm against you, Zidon.

23 For I will send into her pestilence, 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 the LORD.

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

25 Thus saith the Lord GOD; When I shall have gathered the house of Israel from the people among whom they are scattered, and shall be sanctified in them in the sight of the heathen, then shall they dwell in their land that I have given to my servant Jacob.

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 the LORD their God.

I'll send pestilence and blood into you streets.

Dead and wounded people will be everywhere.

And everyone will know that I'm God.