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Passage Lookup: Ezekiel 27-28

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Ezekiel 27:1
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A Lament Over Tyre

The word of the Lord came to me:
Ezekiel 27:2
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"Son of man, take up a lament(a) concerning Tyre.
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Ezekiel 27:3
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Say to Tyre,(b) situated at the gateway to the sea,(c) merchant of peoples on many coasts, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: "‘You say, Tyre, "I am perfect in beauty.(d)"
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Ezekiel 27:4
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Your domain was on the high seas; your builders brought your beauty to perfection.(e)
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Ezekiel 27:5
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They made all your timbers of juniper from Senir[a];(f) they took a cedar from Lebanon(g) to make a mast for you.
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Ezekiel 27:6
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Of oaks(h) from Bashan they made your oars; of cypress wood[b] from the coasts of Cyprus(i) they made your deck, adorned with ivory.
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Ezekiel 27:7
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Fine embroidered linen(j) from Egypt was your sail and served as your banner; your awnings were of blue and purple(k) from the coasts of Elishah.(l)
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Ezekiel 27:8
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Men of Sidon and Arvad(m) were your oarsmen; your skilled men, Tyre, were aboard as your sailors.(n)
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Ezekiel 27:9
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Veteran craftsmen of Byblos(o) were on board as shipwrights to caulk your seams. All the ships of the sea(p) and their sailors came alongside to trade for your wares.
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Ezekiel 27:10
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"‘Men of Persia,(q) Lydia(r) and Put(s) served as soldiers in your army. They hung their shields(t) and helmets on your walls, bringing you splendor.
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Ezekiel 27:11
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Men of Arvad and Helek guarded your walls on every side; men of Gammad were in your towers. They hung their shields around your walls; they brought your beauty to perfection.(u)
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Ezekiel 27:12
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"‘Tarshish(v) did business with you because of your great wealth of goods;(w) they exchanged silver, iron, tin and lead for your merchandise.
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Ezekiel 27:13
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"‘Greece,(x) Tubal and Meshek(y) did business with you; they traded human beings(z) and articles of bronze for your wares.
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Ezekiel 27:14
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"‘Men of Beth Togarmah(aa) exchanged chariot horses, cavalry horses and mules for your merchandise.
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Ezekiel 27:15
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"‘The men of Rhodes[c](ab) traded with you, and many coastlands(ac) were your customers; they paid you with ivory(ad) tusks and ebony.
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Ezekiel 27:16
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"‘Aram[d](ae) did business with you because of your many products; they exchanged turquoise,(af) purple fabric, embroidered work, fine linen,(ag) coral(ah) and rubies for your merchandise.
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Ezekiel 27:17
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"‘Judah and Israel traded with you; they exchanged wheat(ai) from Minnith(aj) and confections,[e] honey, olive oil and balm(ak) for your wares.(al)
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Ezekiel 27:18
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"‘Damascus(am) did business with you because of your many products and great wealth of goods.(an) They offered wine from Helbon, wool from Zahar
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Ezekiel 27:19
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and casks of wine from Izal(ao) in exchange for your wares: wrought iron, cassia(ap) and calamus.
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Ezekiel 27:20
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"‘Dedan(aq) traded in saddle blankets with you.
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Ezekiel 27:21
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"‘Arabia(ar) and all the princes of Kedar(as) were your customers; they did business with you in lambs, rams and goats.
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Ezekiel 27:22
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"‘The merchants of Sheba(at) and Raamah traded with you; for your merchandise they exchanged the finest of all kinds of spices(au) and precious stones, and gold.(av)
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Ezekiel 27:23
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"‘Harran,(aw) Kanneh and Eden(ax) and merchants of Sheba, Ashur(ay) and Kilmad traded with you.
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Ezekiel 27:24
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In your marketplace they traded with you beautiful garments, blue fabric, embroidered work and multicolored rugs with cords twisted and tightly knotted.
Ezekiel 27:25
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"‘The ships of Tarshish(az) serve as carriers for your wares. You are filled with heavy cargo as you sail the sea.(ba)
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Ezekiel 27:26
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Your oarsmen take you out to the high seas. But the east wind(bb) will break you to pieces far out at sea.
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Ezekiel 27:27
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Your wealth,(bc) merchandise and wares, your mariners, sailors and shipwrights, your merchants and all your soldiers, and everyone else on board will sink into the heart of the sea(bd) on the day of your shipwreck.
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Ezekiel 27:28
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The shorelands will quake(be) when your sailors cry out.
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Ezekiel 27:29
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All who handle the oars will abandon their ships; the mariners and all the sailors will stand on the shore.
Ezekiel 27:30
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They will raise their voice and cry bitterly over you; they will sprinkle dust(bf) on their heads and roll(bg) in ashes.(bh)
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Ezekiel 27:31
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They will shave their heads(bi) because of you and will put on sackcloth. They will weep(bj) over you with anguish of soul and with bitter mourning.(bk)
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Ezekiel 27:32
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As they wail and mourn over you, they will take up a lament(bl) concerning you: "Who was ever silenced like Tyre, surrounded by the sea?(bm)"
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Ezekiel 27:33
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When your merchandise went out on the seas,(bn) you satisfied many nations; with your great wealth(bo) and your wares you enriched the kings of the earth.
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Ezekiel 27:34
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Now you are shattered by the sea in the depths of the waters; your wares and all your company have gone down with you.(bp)
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Ezekiel 27:35
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All who live in the coastlands(bq) are appalled(br) at you; their kings shudder with horror and their faces are distorted with fear.(bs)
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Ezekiel 27:36
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The merchants among the nations scoff at you;(bt) you have come to a horrible end and will be no more.(bu)'"
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Ezekiel 28:1
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A Prophecy Against the King of Tyre

The word of the Lord came to me:
Ezekiel 28:2
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"Son of man(a), say to the ruler of Tyre, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: "‘In the pride of your heart you say, "I am a god; I sit on the throne(b) of a god in the heart of the seas."(c) But you are a mere mortal and not a god, though you think you are as wise as a god.(d)
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Ezekiel 28:3
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Are you wiser than Daniel[a]?(e) Is no secret hidden from you?
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Ezekiel 28:4
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By your wisdom and understanding you have gained wealth for yourself and amassed gold and silver in your treasuries.(f)
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Ezekiel 28:5
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By your great skill in trading(g) you have increased your wealth,(h) and because of your wealth your heart has grown proud.(i)
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Ezekiel 28:6
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"‘Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: "‘Because you think you are wise, as wise as a god,
Ezekiel 28:7
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I am going to bring foreigners against you, the most ruthless of nations;(j) they will draw their swords against your beauty and wisdom(k) and pierce your shining splendor.(l)
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Ezekiel 28:8
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They will bring you down to the pit,(m) and you will die a violent death(n) in the heart of the seas.(o)
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Ezekiel 28:9
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Will you then say, "I am a god," in the presence of those who kill you? You will be but a mortal, not a god,(p) in the hands of those who slay you.(q)
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Ezekiel 28:10
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You will die the death of the uncircumcised(r) at the hands of foreigners. I have spoken, declares the Sovereign Lord .'"
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Ezekiel 28:11
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The word of the Lord came to me:
Ezekiel 28:12
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"Son of man, take up a lament(s) concerning the king of Tyre and say to him: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: "‘You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.(t)
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Ezekiel 28:13
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You were in Eden,(u) the garden of God;(v) every precious stone(w) adorned you: carnelian, chrysolite and emerald, topaz, onyx and jasper, lapis lazuli, turquoise(x) and beryl.[b] Your settings and mountings[c] were made of gold; on the day you were created they were prepared.(y)
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Ezekiel 28:14
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You were anointed(z) as a guardian cherub,(aa) for so I ordained you. You were on the holy mount of God; you walked among the fiery stones.
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Ezekiel 28:15
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You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created till wickedness was found in you.
Ezekiel 28:16
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Through your widespread trade you were filled with violence,(ab) and you sinned. So I drove you in disgrace from the mount of God, and I expelled you, guardian cherub,(ac) from among the fiery stones.
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Ezekiel 28:17
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Your heart became proud(ad) on account of your beauty, and you corrupted your wisdom because of your splendor. So I threw you to the earth; I made a spectacle of you before kings.(ae)
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Ezekiel 28:18
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By your many sins and dishonest trade you have desecrated your sanctuaries. So I made a fire(af) come out from you, and it consumed you, and I reduced you to ashes(ag) on the ground in the sight of all who were watching.(ah)
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Ezekiel 28:19
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All the nations who knew you are appalled(ai) at you; you have come to a horrible end and will be no more.(aj)'"
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Ezekiel 28:20
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The word of the Lord came to me:
Ezekiel 28:21
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"Son of man, set your face against(ak) Sidon;(al) prophesy against her
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Ezekiel 28:22
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and say: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: "‘I am against you, Sidon, and among you I will display my glory.(am) You will know that I am the Lord , when I inflict punishment(an) on you and within you am proved to be holy.(ao)
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Ezekiel 28:23
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I will send a plague upon you and make blood flow in your streets. The slain will fall within you, with the sword against you on every side. Then you will know that I am the Lord .(ap)
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Ezekiel 28:24
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"‘No longer will the people of Israel have malicious neighbors who are painful briers and sharp thorns.(aq) Then they will know that I am the Sovereign Lord .
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Ezekiel 28:25
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"‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: When I gather(ar) the people of Israel from the nations where they have been scattered,(as) I will be proved holy(at) through them in the sight of the nations. Then they will live in their own land, which I gave to my servant Jacob.(au)
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Ezekiel 28:26
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They will live there in safety(av) and will build houses and plant(aw) vineyards; they will live in safety when I inflict punishment(ax) on all their neighbors who maligned them. Then they will know that I am the Lord their God.(ay)'"
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