Because your heart is lifted up
and you have said, ‘I am a god,
I sit in the seat of God,
in the middle of the seas,’
yet you are man, and not God,
though you set your heart
as the heart of God–
there is no secret that is hidden from you;
you have gotten yourself riches,
and have gotten gold and silver
into your treasures;
you have increased your riches,
and your heart is lifted up
because of your riches–
Because you have set your heart as the heart of God,
the terrible of the nations;
and they will draw their swords
against the beauty of your wisdom,
and they will defile your brightness.
and you will die the death of those who are slain
in the heart of the seas.
before him who kills you, ‘I am God?’
But you are man, and not God,
in the hand of him who wounds you.
by the hand of strangers:
for I have spoken it,
says the Lord Yahweh.”
You seal up the sum,
full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
every precious stone adorned you:
jewels, topaz, emerald,
chrysolite, onyx, jasper,
sapphire, turquoise, and beryl.
Gold work of tambourines and of pipes was in you.
In the day that you were created they were prepared.
and I set you
so that you were on the holy mountain of God;
you have walked up and down in the middle of the stones of fire.
from the day that you were created,
until unrighteousness was found in you.
they filled the midst of you with violence,
and you have sinned;
therefore I have cast you as profane
out of the mountain of God;
and I have destroyed you, covering cherub,
from the middle of the stones of fire.
you have corrupted your wisdom
by reason of your brightness.
I have cast you to the ground;
I have laid you before kings,
that they may see you.
in the unrighteousness of your trade,
you have profaned your sanctuaries;
therefore have I brought forth a fire
from the middle of you;
it has devoured you,
and I have turned you to ashes on the earth
in the sight of all those who see you.
will be astonished at you:
you have become a terror,
and you will nevermore have any being.”
Behold, I am against you, Sidon,
and I will be glorified in the midst of you;
and they will know that I am Yahweh,
when I will have executed judgments in her,
and will be sanctified in her.
and blood into her streets;
and the wounded will fall in the middle of her,
with the sword on her on every side,
and they will know that I am Yahweh.
24And for the house of Israel there will no longer be a pricking brier, nor a hurting thorn from any of the surrounding neighbors that treated them with contempt; and they will know that I am the Lord Yahweh.
25This is what the Lord Yahweh says: When I have gathered the house of Israel from the peoples among whom they are scattered, and will show myself to be holy among them in the eyes of the nations, then will they live in their own land that I gave to my servant Jacob.
26They will dwell securely in it, yes, they will build houses and plant vineyards, and will dwell securely when I have executed judgments on all those who do them despite all around them; and they will know that I am Yahweh their God.”