28 The word of Jehovah again came to me, saying: 2 “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.
3 Look! You are wiser than Daniel.+
No secrets have been hidden from you.
4 You have made yourself wealthy by your wisdom and your discernment,
And you keep storing up gold and silver in your treasuries.+
5 Your skillful trading brought you great wealth,+
And your heart grew haughty because of your wealth.”’
6 “‘Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah says:
“Because in your heart you feel that you are a god,
7 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.+
8 They will bring you down to the pit,*
And you will die a violent death in the heart of the open sea.+
9 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:
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.+
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.”’”