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Jehovah’s Witnesses


Online Bible


Ezekiel 28:1-26


  • Prophecy against Tyre’s king (1-10)

    • “I am a god” (2, 9)

  • Dirge over Tyre’s king (11-19)

    • “You were in Eden” (13)

    • “The anointed covering cherub” (14)

    • “Unrighteousness was found in you” (15)

  • Prophecy against Sidon (20-24)

  • Israel to be restored (25, 26)

28  The word of Jehovah again came to me, saying:  “Son of man, tell the leader of Tyre, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah says: “Because your heart has become haughty,+ you keep saying, ‘I am a god. I sit on the throne of a god in the heart of the sea.’+ But you are only a man, not a god, Though in your heart you feel that you are a god.   Look! You are wiser than Daniel.+ No secrets have been hidden from you.   You have made yourself wealthy by your wisdom and your discernment, And you keep storing up gold and silver in your treasuries.+   Your skillful trading brought you great wealth,+ And your heart grew haughty because of your wealth.”’  “‘Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah says: “Because in your heart you feel that you are a god,   I am bringing foreigners against you, the most ruthless of the nations,+ And they will draw their swords against the beauty of your wisdom And defile your glorious splendor.+   They will bring you down to the pit,* And you will die a violent death in the heart of the open sea.+   Will you still say, ‘I am a god,’ to the one killing you? You will be a mere man, not a god, in the hand of those defiling you.”’ 10  ‘By the hand of foreigners, you will die the death of the uncircumcised ones, For I myself have spoken,’ declares the Sovereign Lord Jehovah.” 11  And the word of Jehovah again came to me, saying: 12  “Son of man, sing a dirge* concerning the king of Tyre, and tell him, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah says: “You were the model of perfection,* Full of wisdom+ and perfect in beauty.+ 13  You were in Eʹden, the garden of God. You were adorned with every precious stone —Ruby, topaz, and jasper; chrysʹo·lite, onyx, and jade; sapphire, turquoise,+ and emerald; And their settings and mountings were made of gold. They were prepared on the day you were created. 14  I assigned you as the anointed covering cherub. You were on the holy mountain of God,+ and you walked about among fiery stones. 15  You were faultless in your ways from the day you were created Until unrighteousness was found in you.+ 16  Because of your abundant trade,+ You became filled with violence, and you began to sin.+ So I will cast you out as profane from the mountain of God and destroy you,+ O covering cherub, away from the stones of fire. 17  Your heart became haughty because of your beauty.+ You corrupted your wisdom because of your own glorious splendor.+ I will throw you down to the earth.+ I will make you a spectacle before kings. 18  Because of your great guilt and your dishonest trading, you have profaned your sanctuaries. I will cause a fire to break out in your midst, and it will consume you.+ I will reduce you to ashes on the earth before all those looking at you. 19  All who knew you among the peoples will stare at you in amazement.+ Your end will be sudden and terrible, And you will cease to exist for all time.”’”+ 20  And the word of Jehovah again came to me, saying: 21  “Son of man, turn your face toward Siʹdon,+ and prophesy against her. 22  You should say, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah says: “Here I am against you, O Siʹdon, and I will be glorified in your midst; And people will have to know that I am Jehovah when I execute judgment on her and I am sanctified in her. 23  I will send pestilence into her and blood will flow in her streets. The slain will fall in her midst when the sword comes against her from all sides; And they will have to know that I am Jehovah.+ 24  “‘“Then the house of Israel will no longer be surrounded by injurious briars and painful thorns,+ those who treat them with scorn; and people will have to know that I am the Sovereign Lord Jehovah.”’ 25  “‘This is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah says: “When I regather the house of Israel from among the peoples where they were scattered,+ I will be sanctified among them in the eyes of the nations.+ And they will dwell on their land+ that I gave to my servant Jacob.+ 26  They will dwell on it in security+ and build houses and plant vineyards,+ and they will dwell in security when I execute judgment on all those around them who treat them with scorn;+ and they will have to know that I am Jehovah their God.”’”


Or “grave.”
Or “song of mourning.”
Lit., “were sealing up a pattern.”