Ezekiel 25-27 New American Standard Bible

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The Prophecy against the Ammonites

25 And the word of the Lord came to me saying , 2  "Son of man , set your face toward the sons of Ammon and prophesy against them, 3  and say to the sons of Ammon , 'Hear the word of the Lord GOD ! Thus says the Lord GOD , "Because you said , ' Aha !' against My sanctuary when it was profaned , and against the land of Israel when it was made desolate , and against the house of Judah when they went into exile , 4  therefore , behold , I am going to give you to the sons of the east for a possession , and they will set their encampments among you and make their dwellings among you; they will eat your fruit and drink your milk . 5  "I will make Rabbah a pasture for camels and the sons of Ammon a resting place for flocks . Thus you will know that I am the Lord ." 6  'For thus says the Lord GOD , "Because you have clapped your hands and stamped your feet and rejoiced with all the scorn of your soul against the land of Israel , 7  therefore , behold , I have stretched out My hand against you and I will give you for spoil to the nations . And I will cut you off from the peoples and make you perish from the lands ; I will destroy you. Thus you will know that I am the Lord ."

The Prophecy against Moab

8  'Thus says the Lord GOD , "Because Moab and Seir say , 'Behold , the house of Judah is like all the nations ,' 9  therefore , behold , I am going to deprive the flank of Moab of its cities , of its cities which are on its frontiers , the glory of the land , Beth-jeshimoth , Baal-meon and Kiriathaim , 10  and I will give it for a possession along with the sons of Ammon to the sons of the east , so that the sons of Ammon will not be remembered among the nations . 11  "Thus I will execute judgments on Moab , and they will know that I am the Lord ."

The Prophecy against Edom

12  'Thus says the Lord GOD , "Because Edom has acted against the house of Judah by taking vengeance , and has incurred grievous guilt , and avenged themselves upon them," 13  therefore thus says the Lord GOD , "I will also stretch out My hand against Edom and cut off man and beast from it. And I will lay it waste ; from Teman even to Dedan they will fall by the sword . 14  " I will lay My vengeance on Edom by the hand of My people Israel . Therefore, they will act in Edom according to My anger and according to My wrath ; thus they will know My vengeance ," declares the Lord GOD .

The Prophecy against the Philistines

15  'Thus says the Lord GOD , "Because the Philistines have acted in revenge and have taken vengeance with scorn of soul to destroy with everlasting enmity ," 16  therefore thus says the Lord GOD , "Behold , I will stretch out My hand against the Philistines , even cut off the Cherethites and destroy the remnant of the seacoast e . 17  "I will execute great vengeance on them with wrathful rebukes ; and they will know that I am the Lord when I lay My vengeance on them.""'

Prophecies against Tyrus

26 Now in the eleventh e year , on the first of the month , the word of the Lord came to me saying , 2  "Son of man , because e Tyre has said concerning Jerusalem , 'Aha , the gateway of the peoples is broken ; it has opened to me. I shall be filled , now that she is laid waste ,' 3  therefore thus says the Lord GOD , 'Behold , I am against you, O Tyre , and I will bring up many nations against you, as the sea brings up its waves . 4  'They will destroy the walls of Tyre and break down her towers ; and I will scrape her debris from her and make her a bare rock . 5  'She will be a place for the spreading of nets in the midst of the sea , for I have spoken ,' declares the Lord GOD , 'and she will become spoil for the nations . 6  'Also her daughters who are on the mainland will be slain by the sword , and they will know that I am the Lord .' " 7  For thus says the Lord GOD , "Behold , I will bring upon Tyre from the north Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon , king of kings , with horses , chariots , cavalry and a great army e . 8  "He will slay your daughters on the mainland with the sword ; and he will make siege walls against you, cast up a ramp against you and raise up a large shield against you. 9  "The blow of his battering rams he will direct against your walls , and with his axes he will break down your towers . 10  "Because of the multitude of his horses , the dust raised by them will cover you; your walls will shake at the noise of cavalry and wagons and chariots when he enters your gates as men enter a city that is breached . 11  "With the hoofs of his horses he will trample all your streets . He will slay your people with the sword ; and your strong pillars will come down to the ground . 12  "Also they will make a spoil of your riches and a prey of your merchandise , break down your walls and destroy your pleasant houses , and throw your stones and your timbers and your debris into the water . 13  "So I will silence the sound of your songs , and the sound of your harps will be heard no more . 14  "I will make you a bare rock ; you will be a place for the spreading of nets . You will be built no more , for I the Lord have spoken ," declares the Lord GOD .

15  Thus says the Lord GOD to Tyre , "Shall not the coastlands shake at the sound of your fall when the wounded groan , when the slaughter occurs in your midst ? 16  "Then all the princes of the sea will go down from their thrones , remove their robes and strip off their embroidered garments . They will clothe themselves with trembling ; they will sit on the ground , tremble every moment and be appalled at you. 17  "They will take up a lamentation over you and say to you, ' How you have perished , O inhabited one, From the seas , O renowned city , Which was mighty on the sea , She and her inhabitants , Who imposed her terror On all her inhabitants ! 18  'Now the coastlands will tremble On the day of your fall ; Yes, the coastlands which are by the sea Will be terrified at your passing .' " 19  For thus says the Lord GOD , "When I make you a desolate city , like the cities which are not inhabited , when I bring up the deep over you and the great waters cover you, 20  then I will bring you down with those who go down to the pit , to the people of old , and I will make you dwell in the lower parts of the earth , like the ancient waste places , with those who go down to the pit , so that you will not be inhabited ; but I will set glory in the land of the living . 21  "I will bring terrors on you and you will be no more ; though you will be sought , you will never e be found again ," declares the Lord GOD .

27 Moreover, the word of the Lord came to me saying , 2  "And you, son of man , take up a lamentation over Tyre ; 3  and say to Tyre , who dwells at the entrance to the sea , merchant of the peoples to many coastlands , 'Thus says the Lord GOD , "O Tyre , you have said , 'I am perfect in beauty .' 4  "Your borders are in the heart of the seas ; Your builders have perfected your beauty . 5  "They have made all your planks of fir trees from Senir ; They have taken a cedar from Lebanon to make a mast for you. 6  "Of oaks from Bashan they have made your oars ; With ivory they have inlaid your deck of boxwood from the coastlands of Cyprus . 7  "Your sail was of fine embroidered linen from Egypt So that it became your distinguishing mark ; Your awning was blue and purple from the coastlands of Elishah . 8  "The inhabitants of Sidon and Arvad were your rowers ; Your wise men , O Tyre , were aboard; they were your pilots . 9  "The elders of Gebal and her wise men were with you repairing your seams ; All the ships of the sea and their sailors were with you in order to deal in your merchandise . 10  " Persia and Lud and Put were in your army , your men of war . They hung shield and helmet in you; they set forth your splendor . 11  "The sons of Arvad and your army were on your walls , all around , and the Gammadim were in your towers . They hung their shields on your walls all around ; they perfected your beauty . 12  "Tarshish was your customer because of the abundance of all kinds of wealth ; with silver , iron , tin and lead they paid for your wares . 13  " Javan , Tubal and Meshech , they were your traders ; with the lives of men and vessels of bronze they paid for your merchandise . 14  "Those from Beth-togarmah e gave horses and war horses and mules for your wares . 15  "The sons of Dedan were your traders . Many coastlands were your market ; ivory tusks and ebony they brought as your payment . 16  " Aram was your customer because of the abundance of your goods ; they paid for your wares with emeralds , purple , embroidered work , fine linen , coral and rubies . 17  "Judah and the land of Israel , they were your traders ; with the wheat of Minnith , cakes , honey , oil and balm they paid for your merchandise . 18  " Damascus was your customer because of the abundance of your goods , because of the abundance of all kinds of wealth , because of the wine of Helbon and white wool . 19  "Vedan and Javan paid for your wares from Uzal ; wrought iron , cassia and sweet cane were among your merchandise . 20  " Dedan traded with you in saddlecloths for riding . 21  " Arabia and all the princes of Kedar , they were your customers for lambs , rams and goats ; for these they were your customers . 22  "The traders of Sheba and Raamah , they traded with you; they paid for your wares with the best of all kinds of spices , and with all kinds of precious stones and gold . 23  "Haran , Canneh , Eden , the traders of Sheba , Asshur and Chilmad traded with you. 24  "They traded with you in choice garments , in clothes of blue and embroidered work , and in carpets of many colors and tightly wound cords , which were among your merchandise . 25  "The ships of Tarshish were the carriers for your merchandise . And you were filled and were very glorious In the heart of the seas .

26  "Your rowers have brought you Into great waters ; The east wind has broken you In the heart of the seas . 27  "Your wealth , your wares , your merchandise , Your sailors and your pilots , Your repairers of seams , your dealers in merchandise And all your men of war who are in you, With all your company that is in your midst , Will fall into the heart of the seas On the day of your overthrow . 28  "At the sound of the cry of your pilots The pasture lands will shake . 29  "All who handle the oar , The sailors and all the pilots of the sea Will come down from their ships ; They will stand on the land , 30  And they will make their voice heard over you And will cry bitterly . They will cast dust on their heads , They will wallow in ashes . 31  "Also they will make themselves bald e for you And gird themselves with sackcloth ; And they will weep for you in bitterness of soul With bitter mourning . 32  "Moreover, in their wailing they will take up a lamentation for you And lament over you: 'Who is like Tyre , Like her who is silent in the midst of the sea ? 33  'When your wares went out from the seas , You satisfied many peoples ; With the abundance of your wealth and your merchandise You enriched the kings of earth . 34  'Now that you are broken by the seas In the depths of the waters , Your merchandise and all your company Have fallen in the midst of you. 35  'All the inhabitants of the coastlands Are appalled at you, And their kings are horribly afraid ; They are troubled in countenance . 36  'The merchants among the peoples hiss at you; You have become terrified And you will cease to be forever e .' ""'

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