A Lament over the King of Tyre
Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
"Son of man, m take up a lamentation for the king of Tyre, and say to him, 'Thus says the Lord GOD:
n "You were the seal of perfection,
Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
You were in o 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 p your timbrels and pipes
Was prepared for you on the day you were created.
"You were the anointed q cherub who covers;
I established you;
You were on r the holy mountain of God;
You walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones.
You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created,
Till s iniquity was found in you.
"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, t O covering cherub,
From the midst of the fiery stones.
"Your u 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.
"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.
All who knew you among the peoples are astonished at you;
v You have become a horror,
And shall be no w more forever." ' "
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Now, son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyre.
"and say to Tyre, 'You who are situated at the entrance of the sea, merchant of the peoples on many coastlands, thus says the Lord GOD: "O Tyre, you have said, 'I am perfect in beauty.'
(Behold, you are wiser than Daniel! There is no secret that can be hidden from you!
The LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed.
For the LORD will comfort Zion, He will comfort all her waste places; He will make her wilderness like Eden, And her desert like the garden of the LORD; Joy and gladness will be found in it, Thanksgiving and the voice of melody.
The cedars in the garden of God could not hide it; The fir trees were not like its boughs, And the chestnut trees were not like its branches; No tree in the garden of God was like it in beauty.
I made it beautiful with a multitude of branches, So that all the trees of Eden envied it, That were in the garden of God.
"So they will say, 'This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden; and the wasted, desolate, and ruined cities are now fortified and inhabited.'
I will put an end to the sound of your songs, and the sound of your harps shall be heard no more.
And the cherubim shall stretch out their wings above, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and they shall face one another; the faces of the cherubim shall be toward the mercy seat.
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.
For you have said in your heart: 'I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north.
For on My holy mountain, on the mountain height of Israel," says the Lord GOD, "there all the house of Israel, all of them in the land, shall serve Me; there I will accept them, and there I will require your offerings and the firstfruits of your sacrifices, together with all your holy things.
How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations!
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.
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
By your great wisdom in trade you have increased your riches, And your heart is lifted up because of your riches).
'I will make you a terror, and you shall be no more; though you are sought for, you will never be found again,' says the Lord GOD."
The merchants among the peoples will hiss at you; You will become a horror, and be no more forever.' " '