Ezekiel 28-30 Young’s Literal Translation

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28 1  And there is a word of Jehovah unto me, saying: 2  'Son of man, say to the leader of Tyre: Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Because thy heart hath been high, And thou dost say: A god I 'am', The habitation of God I have inhabited, In the heart of the seas, And thou 'art' man, and not God, And thou givest out thy heart as the heart of God, 3  Lo, thou 'art' wiser than Daniel, No hidden thing have they concealed from thee. 4  By thy wisdom and by thine understanding Thou hast made for thee wealth, And makest gold and silver in thy treasuries. 5  By the abundance of thy wisdom, Through thy merchandise, Thou hast multiplied thy wealth, And high is thy heart through thy wealth. 6  Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Because of thy giving out thy heart as the heart of God, 7  Therefore, lo, I am bringing in against thee strangers, The terrible of the nations, And they have drawn out their swords Against the beauty of thy wisdom, And they have pierced thy brightness. 8  To destruction they bring thee down, Thou diest by the deaths of the wounded, in the heart of the seas. 9  Dost thou really say, 'I 'am' God,' Before him who is slaying thee? And thou 'art' man, and not God, In the hand of him who is piercing thee. 10  The deaths of the uncircumcised thou diest, By the hand of strangers, for I have spoken, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah.'

11  And there is a word of Jehovah unto me, saying: 12  'Son of man, lift up a lamentation for the king of Tyre, And thou hast said to him: Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Thou art sealing up a measurement, Full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. 13  In Eden, the garden of God, thou hast been, Every precious stone thy covering, Ruby, topaz, and diamond, beryl, onyx, and jasper, Sapphire, emerald, and carbuncle, and gold, The workmanship of thy tabrets, and of thy pipes, In thee in the day of thy being produced, have been prepared. 14  Thou 'art' an anointed cherub who is covering, And I have set thee in the holy mount, God thou hast been, In the midst of stones of fire thou hast walked up and down. 15  Perfect 'art' thou in thy ways, From the day of thy being produced, Till perversity hath been found in thee. 16  By the abundance of thy merchandise They have filled thy midst with violence, And thou dost sin, And I thrust thee from the mount of God, And I destroy thee, O covering cherub, From the midst of the stones of fire. 17  High hath been thy heart, because of thy beauty, Thou hast corrupted thy wisdom because of thy brightness, On the earth I have cast thee, Before kings I have set thee, to look on thee, 18  From the abundance of thy iniquity, By the perversity of thy traffic, Thou hast polluted thy sanctuaries, And I bring forth fire from thy midst, It hath devoured thee, And I make thee become ashes on the earth, Before the eyes of all beholding thee. 19  All knowing thee among the peoples Have been astonished at thee, Wastes thou hast been, and thou art not—to the age.'

The Prophecy against Zidon

20  And there is a word of Jehovah unto me, saying, 21  'Son of man, set thy face unto Zidon, and prophesy concerning it; 22  and thou hast said: Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Lo, I 'am' against thee, O Zidon, And I have been honoured in thy midst, And they have known that I 'am' Jehovah, In My doing in her judgments, And I have been sanctified in her. 23  And I have sent into her pestilence, And blood into her out-places, The wounded hath been judged in her midst, By the sword upon her round about, And they have known that I 'am' Jehovah. 24  And there is no more to the house of Israel A pricking brier, and paining thorn, Of all round about them—despising them, And they have known that I 'am' the Lord Jehovah. 25  Thus said the Lord Jehovah: In My gathering the house of Israel, Out of the peoples among whom they were scattered, I have been sanctified in them, Before the eyes of the nations, And they have dwelt on their ground, That I gave to My servant, to Jacob, 26  And they have dwelt on it confidently, And builded houses, and planted vineyards, And dwelt confidently—in My doing judgments, On all those despising them round about, And they have known that I, Jehovah, 'am' their God!'

Prophecies against Egypt

29 1  In the tenth year, in the tenth 'month', in the twelfth of the month, hath a word of Jehovah been unto me, saying, 2  'Son of man, set thy face against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and prophesy concerning him, and concerning Egypt—all of it. 3  Speak, and thou hast said: Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Lo, I 'am' against thee, Pharaoh king of Egypt! The great dragon that is crouching in the midst of his floods, Who hath said, My flood 'is' my own, And I—I have made it 'for' myself. 4  And I have put hooks in thy jaws, And I have caused the fish of thy floods to cleave to thy scales, And I have caused thee to come up from the midst of thy floods, And every fish of thy floods to thy scales doth cleave. 5  And I have left thee in the wilderness, Thou and every fish of thy floods, On the face of the field thou dost fall, Thou art not gathered nor assembled, To the beast of the earth and to the fowl of the heavens I have given thee for food. 6  And known have all inhabitants of Egypt That I 'am' Jehovah, Because of their being a staff of reed to the house of Israel. 7  In their taking hold of thee by thy hand,—thou art crushed, And hast rent to them all the shoulder, And in their leaning on thee thou art broken, And hast caused all their thighs to stand.

8  Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Lo, I am bringing in against thee a sword, And have cut off from thee man and beast. 9  And the land of Egypt hath been for a desolation and a waste, And they have known that I 'am' Jehovah. Because he said: The flood 'is' mine, and I made 'it'. 10  Therefore, lo, I 'am' against thee, and against thy floods, And have given the land of Egypt for wastes, A waste, a desolation, from Migdol to Syene, And unto the border of Cush. 11  Not pass over into it doth a foot of man, Yea, the foot of beast doth not pass into it, Nor is it inhabited forty years. 12  And I have made the land of Egypt a desolation, In the midst of desolate lands, And its cities, in the midst of waste cities, Are a desolation forty years, And I have scattered the Egyptians among nations, And I have dispersed them through lands. 13  But thus said the Lord Jehovah: At the end of forty years I gather the Egyptians Out of the peoples whither they have been scattered, 14  And I have turned back 'to' the captivity of Egypt, And I have brought them back 'To' the land of Pathros, to the land of their birth, And they have been there a low kingdom. 15  Of the kingdoms it is lowest, And it lifteth not up itself any more above the nations, And I have made them few, So as not to rule among nations. 16  And it is no more to the house of Israel for a confidence, Bringing iniquity to remembrance, By their turning after them, And they have known that I 'am' the Lord Jehovah.'

17  And it cometh to pass, in the twenty and seventh year, in the first 'month', in the first of the month, hath a word of Jehovah been unto me, saying: 18  'Son of man, Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, Hath caused his force to serve a great service against Tyre, Every head 'is' bald—every shoulder peeled, And reward he had none, nor his force, out of Tyre, For the service that he served against it. 19  Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah, Lo, I am giving to Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon the land of Egypt, And he hath taken away its store, And hath taken its spoil, and taken its prey, And it hath been a reward to his force. 20  His wage for which he laboured I have given to him, The land of Egypt—in that they wrought for Me, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah. 21  In that day I cause to shoot up a horn to the house of Israel, And to thee I give an opening of the mouth in their midst, And they have known that I 'am' Jehovah!'

30 1  And there is a word of Jehovah unto me, saying: 2  'Son of man, prophesy, and thou hast said: Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Howl ye, ha! for the day! 3  For near 'is' a day, near 'is' a day to Jehovah! A day of clouds, the time of nations it is. 4  And come in hath a sword to Egypt, And there hath been great pain in Cush, In the falling of the wounded in Egypt, And they have taken its store, And broken down have been its foundations. 5  Cush, and Phut, and Lud, and all the mixture, and Chub, And the sons of the land of the covenant with them by sword do fall, 6  Thus said Jehovah: And—fallen have supporters of Egypt, And come down hath the arrogance of her strength, From Migdol to Syene, by sword they fall in her, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah. 7  And they have been desolated in the midst of desolate lands, And its cities are in the midst of wasted cities. 8  And they have known that I 'am' Jehovah, In My giving fire against Egypt, And broken have been all her helpers. 9  In that day go forth do messengers from before Me in ships, To trouble confident Cush, And there hath been great pain among them, As the day of Egypt, for lo, it hath come. 10  Thus said the Lord Jehovah: I have caused the multitude of Egypt to cease, By the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, 11  He and his people with him—the terrible of nations, Are brought in to destroy the land, And they have drawn their swords against Egypt, And have filled the land 'with' the wounded. 12  And I have made floods a dry place, And I have sold the land into the hand of evil doers, And I have made desolate the land, And its fulness, by the hand of strangers, I, Jehovah, have spoken. 13  Thus said the Lord Jehovah: And—I have destroyed idols, And caused vain things to cease from Noph, And a prince of the land of Egypt there is no more, And I give fear in the land of Egypt. 14  And I have made Pathros desolate, And I have given fire against Zoan, And I have done judgments in No, 15  And I have poured out My fury on Sin, the stronghold of Egypt, And I have cut off the multitude of No. 16  And I have given fire against Egypt, Greatly pained is Sin, and No is to be rent, And Noph hath daily distresses. 17  The youths of Aven and Pi-Beseth by sword do fall, And these into captivity do go. 18  And in Tehaphnehes hath the day been dark, In My breaking there the yokes of Egypt, And ceased in her hath the excellency of her strength, She—a cloud doth cover her, And her daughters into captivity do go. 19  And I have done judgments in Egypt, And they have known that I 'am' Jehovah.'

20  And it cometh to pass, in the eleventh year, in the first 'month', in the seventh of the month, hath a word of Jehovah been unto me, saying: 'Son of man, 21  The arm of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, I have broken, And lo, it hath not been bound up to give healing, To put a bandage to bind it, To strengthen it—to lay hold on the sword. 22  Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Lo, I 'am' against Pharaoh, king of Egypt, And I have broken his arms, The strong one and the broken one, And have caused the sword to fall out of his hand, 23  And scattered the Egyptians among nations, And I have spread them through lands, 24  And strengthened the arms of the king of Babylon, And I have given My sword into his hand, And I have broken the arms of Pharaoh, And he hath groaned the groans of a pierced one—before him. 25  And I have strengthened the arms of the king of Babylon, And the arms of Pharaoh do fall down, And they have known that I 'am' Jehovah, In My giving My sword into the hand of the king of Babylon, And he hath stretched it out toward the land of Egypt. 26  And I have scattered the Egyptians among nations, And I have spread them through lands, And they have known that I 'am' Jehovah!'

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