Bible ~~- Older Testament ~~- Ezekiel ~~- chapter 28 of 48 (26 verses.)

Ezekiel 28Wrench

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YHVH Denounces The Prideful King Of Tyre
1 Yah's Word Again, ๐Ÿ˜‡, the word of YHVH comes [alive] in me:
2 Pride [YAH] says, โ€œโ€˜Son of Adam,โ€™ tell the prince of Tyre {Rock-Port}, โ€˜Adonai YHVH says, โ€˜Your heart puffs high [with pride]. You say, โ€˜I'm a god! I sit in the seat of Elohim, in the heart of the seas.' So [I'll prove] you're [just a mortal] man, not a god, though you imagine your heart is the heart of Elohim.
3 Pride Sure! You're wiser than DaniEl {El-Judges}. No one can hide any secret from you!
Sarcasm, or an indication that the king of Tyre was possessed by Satan.
4 Greed By your wisdom, through your understanding, you've gotten yourself rich. [You pile high] gold and silver in your treasure-houses.
5 Pride *By your great cunning, through your [world] trade, you continually multiply your riches. So, because of your wealth, your heart [and nose] stick up [to heaven].โ€™
Economic power makes even a saint arrogant.
6 Pride So Adonai YHVH decrees, โ€˜You [die] for representing your heart as the heart of Elohim {God}.
7 Pride [Because of your self-worship,] I come to rain strangers upon you. Terrible [killers] from [many] nations [rush to] draw their swords against the beauty of your โ€˜wisdom.โ€™ They defile your splendor.
8 Pride [My assassins] bring you down to the pit. You [come to] die the death of men slain in the ocean's heart.
9 Pride *Are you gonnaโ€™ keep on bragging, โ€œI'm Elohimโ€ in the face of your killer? [No.] In the power-fist of your killer, you [die] a powerless [mortal] man.
10 Punishment By the hand of strangers, you [Tyrian royals] die the deaths of [people whose hearts have] never been trimmed [of evil]. For I've [irrevocably] sentenced [you to death],โ€™โ€ decrees Adonai YHVH.
YHVH Denounces Tyre's Devil-Possessed King
11 Yah's Word [Yet] again, ๐Ÿ˜‡, the word of YHVH comes [alive in] me:
It's a safe assumption, based on these verses, that Tyre's king was possessed by Lucifer, the Nachash.
12 Usurpance / Abuse Of Authority [YAH] says, โ€œโ€˜Son of Adam,โ€™ lift up [your voice. Sing] a lamentation over the king of Tyre {Rock-Port}. Say to him, โ€˜Adonai YHVH says, โ€œYou [were] the signet of perfection, full of wisdom, and flawless in beauty.
13 The Devil You've [walked] in Elohim's garden of Eden {Pleasure}. You cover yourself with every precious stone: ruby, topaz, diamond[s], beryl, onyx, jasper, sapphire, emerald, garnet/turquoise and gold. In the day [I created] you, [my angels] expertly prepared your drums and your pipes.
Or "your settings and mountings."
14 The Devil You are the anointed cherub. You cover [your region with your golden wings]. I've set you [high]. You've [flown] upon the holy mountain of Elohim. You've walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
15 The Devil You were perfect in your life-path from the day that you were created, until [I] found unfairness in you.
16 The Devil Your crowd of slanderous [traffickers] fill your [empire] with violence from its heart. You [live] defiled [in] sin. So I hurl you off the mountain of Elohim. I destroy you, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
17 Pride *Your heart puffed high because of your beauty. You corrupted your wisdom. [You grew overly impressed with] your splendor. [So] I cast you to the ground. I lay you before kings, so they can look [down] on you [and laugh as they cry].
18 Punishment You keep defiling your sanctuaries by your countless perversities, by the evil of your traffic. So I come to shoot out fire inside your [city]. It devours you. I reduce you to ashes upon the earth in the sight of everyone who sees you.
19 Punishment Everyone who knows you among [earth's] people-groups soon [drop their jaws,] stunned at your [destruction]. You become a terror, an [imaginary ghost] who doesn't exist.โ€
YHVH Denounces Fish-City
20 Yah's Word Again, ๐Ÿ˜‡, the word of YHVH comes [alive in] me:
21 Spiritual Vision [YAH] says, โ€œโ€˜Son of Adam,โ€™ set your face against Sidon {Fish-City}. Prophesy its [doom].
22 Punishment Say, โ€˜Adonai YHVH says, โ€œLook [out,] Sidon {Fish-City}! [I'm smashing down] heavy on your center [of power].โ€™ After I execute my verdicts in [Sidon], its [survivors] come to acknowledge that I am YHVH {The-Omnitemporal-Sovereign}, the sacred [source of all life].
23 War I send pestilence into you. Blood [runs] in [your] streets. [Your men,] wounded by the sword, fall within you wherever you turn. Finally [all who see Sidon's demise] come to know that I am YHVH {The-Eternal-Power}.
24 Yah's Protection Never again does pricking-brier [Sidon] poke thorn-holes into the palm(s) of the house of Israel. [I eventually kill] the festering-sore-producing spikes all around Israel. [Her enemies die] realizing that I, YHVH, am [the universal] Sovereign.โ€
YHVH ReAffirms His Promises To Redeem Israel
25 Redemption Adonai YHVH continues, โ€œI eventually gather the house of Israel from the people among whom they [lie] scattered. In the end, the eyes of all beast-nations [look up to] me in sacred-reverence. Finally the [Israelis] dwell [safe] in their land which I awarded to my servant Jacob.
26 Yah's Provision (Assurance) [Eventually Jacob's repentant children] settle confidently in [the promised land]. They build houses. They plant vineyards. Yes, ๐Ÿ˜‡, the [Hebrews] live secure, after I execute judgments upon all the haters who live around them. Finally everyone realizes that I am YHVH {the-Omnipotent} Elohim.โ€
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