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36 The merchants among the people shall hiss at thee; thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt be any more.

CHAP. XXVIII.

THE word of the LORD came again unto me, 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:

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

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 :

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

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.

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. :

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.

10 Thou shalt die the deaths of

the uncircumcised by the hand of strangers : for I have spoken it, saith the Lord God.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a

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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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

IN the tenth year, in the tenth month, in the twelfth day of the month, the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

2 Son of man, set thy face against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and prophesy against him, and against all Egypt:

3 Speak, and say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great dragon that lieth in the midst of his rivers, which hath said, My river is mine own, and I have made it for myself.

4 But I will put hooks in thy jaws, and I will cause the fish of thy rivers to stick unto thy scales, and I will bring thee up out of the midst of thy rivers, and all the fish of thy rivers shall stick unto thy scales.

5 And I will leave thee thrown into the wilderness, thee and all the fish of thy rivers: thou shalt fall upon the open fields; thou shalt not be brought together, nor gathered : I have given thee for meat to the beasts of the field and to the fowls of the heaven.

6 And all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am the LORD, because they have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel.

7 When they took hold of thee by thy hand, thou didst break, and rend all their shoulder: and when they leaned upon thee, thou brakest, and madest all their loins to be at a stand.

8 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will bring a sword upon thee, and cut off man and beast out of thee.

9 And the land of Egypt shall be desolate and waste; and they shall

know that I am the LORD: because 18 Son of man, Nebuchadrezzar he hath said, The river is mine, and king of Babylon caused his army to I have made it.

serve a great service against Tyrus : 10 Behold, therefore I am against every head was made bald, and every thee, and against thy rivers, and I shoulder was peeled : yet had he no will make the land of Egypt utterly wages, nor his army, for Tyrus, for waste and desolate, from the tower the service that he had served against of Syene even unto the border of it: Ethiopia.

19 Therefore thus saith the Lord 11 No foot of man shall pass God; Behold, I will give the land through it, nor foot of beast shall of Egypt unto Nebuchadrezzar king pass through it, neither shall it be of Babylon; and he shall take her inhabited forty years.

multitude, and take her spoil, and 12 And I will make the land of take her prey; and it shall be the Egypt desolate in the midst of the wages for his army. countries that are desolate, and her 20 I have given him the land of cities among the cities that are laid Egypt for his labour wherewith waste shall be desolate forty years : he served against it, because they and I will scatter the Egyptians a wrought for me, saith the Lord mong the nations, and will disperse God. them through the countries.

21 In that day will I cause the 13 Yet thus saith the Lord God; horn of the house of Israel to bud At the end of forty years will I ga forth, and I will give thee the openther the Egyptians from the people ing of the mouth in the midst of whither they were scattered :

them; and they shall know that I 14 And I will bring again the am the LORD, captivity of Egypt, and will cause them to return into the land of Pa

CHA P. XXX. thros, into the land of their habitation; and they shall be there a THE word of the LORD came again base kingdom.

unto me, saying, 15 It shall be the basest of the 2 Son of man, prophesy and say, kingdoms; neither shall it exalt it Thus saith the Lord God; Howl ye, self any more above the nations : Woe worth the day! for I will diminish them, that they 3 For the day is near, even the shall no' more rule over the nations. day of the LORD is near, a cloudy

16 And it shall be no more the day ; - it shall be the time of the confidence of the house of Israel, heathen. which bringeth their iniquity to re 4 And the sword shall come upon membrance, when they shall look Egypt, and great pain shall be in after them: but they shall know Ethiopia, when the slain shall fall in that I am the Lord God.

Egypt, and they shall take away her 17 And it came to pass in the multitude, and her foundations shall seven and twentieth year, in the be broken down. first month, in the first day of the 5 Ethiopia, and Libya, and Lydia, month, the word of the LORD came and all the mingled people, and unto me, saying,

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will execute judgments in No. 6 Thus saith the LORD; They 15 And I will pour my fury upon also that uphold Egypt shall fall; Sin, the strength of Egypt; and I and the pride of her power shall will cut off the multitude of No. come down : from the tower of 16 And I will set fire in Egypt: Syene shall they fall in it by the Sin shall have great pain, and No sword, saith the Lord God.

shall be rent asunder, and Noph 7 And they shall be desolate in shall have distresses daily. the midst of the countries that are 17 The young men of Aven and desolate, and her cities shall be in of Pi-beseth shall fall by the sword: the midst of the cities that are wast and these cities shall go into cap

tivity. 8 And they shall know that I am 18 At Tehaphnehes also the day the LORD, when I have set a fire in shall be darkened, when I shall break Egypt, and when all her helpers shall there the yokes of Egypt: and the be destroyed.

pomp of her strength shall cease in 9 In that day shall messengers go her : as for her, a cloud shall cover forth from me in ships to make the her, and her daughters shall go into careless Ethiopians afraid, and great captivity. pain shall come upon them, as in 19 Thus will I execute judgments the day of Egypt: for, lo, it com in Egypt: and they shall know that eth.

I am the LORD. 10 Thus saith the Lord God; I 20 And it came to pass in the elewill also make the multitude of E venth year, in the first month, in the gypt to cease by the hand of Nebu seventh day of the month, that the chadrezzar king of Babylon.

word of the LORD came unto me, 11 He and his people with him, saying, the terrible of the nations, shall be 21 Son of man, I have broken the brought to destroy the land : and arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and, they shall draw their swords against lo, it shall not be bound up to be Egypt, and fill the land with the healed, to put a roller to bind it, to slain.

make it strong to hold the sword. 12 And I will make the rivers dry, 22 Therefore thus saith the Lord and sell the land into the hand of God; Behold, I am against Phathe wicked : and I will make the raoh king of Egypt, and will break land waste, and all that is therein, his arms, the strong, and that which by the hand of strangers : I the was broken; and I will cause the Lord have spoken it.

sword to fall out of his hand. 13 Thus saith the Lord God; I 23 And I will scatter the Egypwill also destroy the idols, and I will tians among the nations, and will cause their images to cease out of disperse them through the counNoph; and there shall be no more a prince of the land of Egypt: and 24 And I will strengthen the arms I will put a fear in the land of E of the king of Babylon, and put my gypt.

sword in his hand: but I will break 14 And I will make Pathros deso- Pharaoh's arms, and he shall groan

tries.

before him with the groanings of a il and under his shadow dwelt all deadly wounded man.

great nations. 25 But I will strengthen the arms 7 Thus was he fair in his greatof the king of Babylon, and the ness, in the length of his branches : arms of Pharaoh shall fall down; for his root was by great waters. and they shall know that I am the 8 The cedars in the garden of LORD, when I shall put my sword God could not hide him: the fir into the hand of the king of Baby trees were not like his boughs, and lon, and he shall stretch it out upon the chesnut trees were not like bis the land of Egypt.

branches; nor any tree in the garden 26 And I will scatter the Egyp of God was like unto him in his tians among the nations, and dis beauty. perse them among the countries; 9 I have made him fair by the and they shall know that I am the multitude of his branches : so that LORD.

all the trees of Eden, that were in

the garden of God, envied him. CHAP. XXXI.

10 Therefore thus saith the Lord

God; Because thou hast lifted up AND it came to pass in the ele thyself in height, and he hath shot venth year, in the third month, in up his top among the thick boughs, the first day of the month, that the and his heart is lifted up in his word of the LORD came unto me, height; saying,

11 I have therefore delivered him 2 Son of man, speak unto Pha into the hand of the mighty one of raoh king of Egypt, and to his the heathen; he shall surely deal multitude; Whom art thou like in with him: I have driven him out thy greatness ?

for his wickedness. 3 Behold, the Assyrian was a ce 12 And strangers, the terrible of dar in Lebanon with fair branches, the nations, have cut him off, and and with a shadowing shroud, and have left him: upon the mountains of an high stature; and his top was and in all the valleys his branches among the thick boughs.

are fallen, and his boughs are broken 4 The waters made him great, by all the rivers of the land; and the deep set him up on high with all the people of the earth are gone her rivers running round about his down from his shadow, and have left plants, and sent out her little rivers him. unto all the trees of the field.

13 Upon his ruin shall all the 5 Therefore his height was exalt fowls of the heaven remain, and all ed above all the trees of the field, the beasts of the field shall be upon and his boughs were multiplied, and his branches : his branches became long because 14 To the end that none of all of the multitude of waters, when he the trees by the waters exalt themshot forth.

selves for their height, neither shoot 6 All the fowls of heaven made up their top among the thick their nests in his boughs, and under boughs, neither their trees stand up his branches did all the beasts of in their height, all that drink water: the field bring forth their young, ll for they are all delivered unto death,

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