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in the low parts of the earth, in places desolate of old, with A.C. 587. them that go down to the pit, that thou be not inhabited ; and I shall set glory in the land of the living;

21 I will make thee * a terror, and thou shalt be no more : *Heb.terrors. though thou be sought for, yet shalt thou never be found again, saith the Lord God.


hatches of

+ Or, purple and scarlet,

1 The rich supply of Tyrus. 26 The great and unrecoverable fall thereof.
1 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,

2 Now, thou son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyrus;

3 And say unto Tyrus, O thou that art situate at the entry of the sea, which art a merchant of the people for many isles, Thus saith the Lord God; O Tyrus, thou hast said, I am + of perfect beauty.

+ Heb, perfect

of beauty. 4 Thý borders are in the I midst of the seas, thy builders | Heb, heart. have perfected thy beauty,

5 They have Ś made all thy ship boards of fir trees of Heb. built. Senir : they have taken cedars from Lebanon to make masts for thee.

6 Of the oaks of Bashan have they made thine oars; \\ * the company of the Ashurites have made thy benches of | Or, they

have made thy ivory, brought out of the isles of Chittim.

7 Fine linen with broidered work from Egypt was that do not come to which thou spreadest forth to be thy sail; + blue and purple da lighter from the isles of Elishah was that which covered thee.

8 The inhabitants of Zidon and Arvad were thy mariners: thy wise men, 0 Tyrus, that were in thee, were thy pilots.

9 The ancients of Gebal and the wise men thereof were in thee thy #ş calkers : all the ships of the sea with their ma- tromi stoppers riners were in thee to occupy thy merchandise.

10 They of Persia and of Lud and of Phut were in thine strengtheners. army, thy men of war: they hanged the shield and helmet in thee; they set forth thy comeliness.

11 The men of Arvad with thine army were upon thy walls round about, and the Gammadims were in thy towers: they hanged their shields upon thy walls round about; they have made thy beauty perfect.

12 Tarshish was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of all kind of riches; with silver, iron, tin, and lead, they traded in thy fairs.

13 Javan, Tubal, and Meshech, they were thy merchants : they traded the persons of men and vessels of brass in thy | market.

l| Or, mer. 14 They of the house of Togarmah traded in thy fairs with horses and horsemen and mules.

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* Heb. thy works.


|| Heb. clothes


A.C.587. 15 The men of Dedan were thy merchants; many isles

were the merchandise of thine hand: they brought thee for a present horns of ivory and ebony.

16 Syria was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of * the wares of thy making : they occupied in thy fairs with

emeralds, purple, and broidered work, and fine linen, and + Heb. chry. coral, and † agate.

17 Judah, and the land of Israel, they were thy mer

chants: they traded in thy market wheat of Minnith, and 1 Or, rosin. Pannag, and honey, and oil, and I balm.

18 Damascus was thy merchant in the multitude of the wares of thy making, for the multitude of all riches; in the

wine of Helbon, and white wool. Or, Mcuzal.

19 Dan also and Javan $ going to and fro occupied in thy fairs : bright iron, cassia, and calamus, were in thy market.

20 Dedan was thy merchant in ll precious clothes for of freedom.

chariots. Heb. they 21 Arabia, and all the princes of Kedar, * they occupied emands of thy with thee in lambs, and rams, and goats: in these were they

thy merchants.

22 The merchants of Sheba and Raamah, they were thy merchants: they occupied in thy fairs with chief of all spices, and with all precious stones, and gold.

23 Haran, and Canneh, and Eden, the merchants of Sheba, Ashur, and Chilmad, were thy merchants.

24 These were thy merchants in † all sorts of things, in ^ Heb. fold. blue I clothes, and broidered work, and in chests of rich

apparel, bound with cords, and made of cedar, among thy merchandise.

25 The ships of Tarshish did sing of thee in thy market: and thou wast replenished, and made very glorious in the midst of the seas.

26 Thy rowers have brought thee into great waters : | Heb. heart. the east wind hath broken thee in the midst of the seas.

27 Thy ' riches, and thy fairs, thy merchandise, thy mari

ners, and thy pilots, thy calkers, and the occupiers of thy 1 Or, even with merchandise, and all thy men of war, that are in thee, || and

in all thy company which is in the midst of thee, shall fall Heb. heart. into the * midst of the seas in the day of thy ruin.

28 The +suburbs shall shake at the sound of the of thy pilots.

29 And all that handle the oar, the mariners, and all the pilots of the sea, shall come down from their ships, they shall stand


the land; 30 And shall cause their voice to be heard against thee,

+ Or, ercellent



i Rev. xviii. 9, &c.


+ Or, waves.

and shall cry bitterly, and shall cast up dust upon their A.C. 587. heads, they shall wallow themselves in the ashes :

31 And they shall make themselves utterly bald for thee, and gird them with sackcloth, and they shall weep for thee with bitterness of heart and bitter wailing.

32 And in their wailing they shall take up a lamentation for thee, and lament over thee, saying, What city is like Tyrus, like the destroyed in the midst of the sea ?

33 When thy wares went forth out of the seas, thou filledst many people; thou didst enrich the kings of the earth with the multitude of thy riches and of thy merchandise.

34 In the time when thou shalt be broken by the seas in the depths of the waters thy merchandise and all thy company in the midst of thee shall fall.

35 All the inhabitants of the isles shall be astonished at thee, and their kings shall be sore afraid, they shall be troubled in their countenance.

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

* Heb, ter. 10's. + Heb, shalt not be jur Cuer.

k Is, xxxi.

EZEKIEL XXVIII. 1 God's judgment upon the prince of Tyrus for his sacrilegious pride. 11 A lamentation of his great glory corrupted by sin. 20 The judgment of Zidon. 24 The restoration of Israel. 1 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; k yet thou art a man, and not God, Heb. heart. 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 Hev, by the increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of hy wisdown, 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

hall bring thee down to the pit, and thou shalt die the deaths of them that are slain in the midst of the seas.

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9 Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I am

God? but thou shall be a man, and no God, in the hand of * 0, wunil. 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 4 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 God; Thou


sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.

13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every + Or, subes. precious stone was thy covering, the + sardius, topaz, and 1 Or, chryso the diamond, the & beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sap1 Os, chryso. phire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold : the work

manship 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 fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in

sight of all them that behold thee.

19 All they that know thee among the people shall be Hi Heb, terrors. 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

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shall have executed judgments in her, and shall be sancti- A.C. 587.
fied 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 Or, twith 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 + Or, spoil. know that I am the Lord their God.


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Prophecy against Egypt.

1 And it came to pass in the twelfth year, in the twelfth
month, in the first day of the month, that the word of the
LORD came unto me, saying 34,

2 Son of man, take up a lamentation for Pharaoh king
of Egypt, and say unto him, Thou art like a young lion of
the nations, and thou art as a I whale in the seas : and thou + Or, dragon.
camest forth with thy rivers, and troubledst the waters with
thy feet, and fouledst their rivers.

3 Thus saith the Lord God; I will therefore 'spread ch: xit. 13. &
out my net over thee with a company of many people; and
they shall bring thee up in my net.

4 Then will I leave thee upon the land, I will cast thee


field, and will cause all the fowls of the 34 The predictions in these two sections were delivered at different times after the capture of Jerusalem ; compare ver. 1, with 17. By " the waters,” in ver. 2, are signified the neigbbouring kingdoms, whose peace was disturbed by the Egyptian monarch ; compare ver. 7, 8, with chap. xxxi. 15. God's judgments upon particular countries being earnests of a general judgment; they are described in such terms, as if the whole frame of nature were dissolved. The desolation spoken of in ver. 13, was to last forty years, see chap. xxix. 11; when their neighbours would enjoy such quietness as a river does that is never ruffled, ver. 14,

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