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The Prophets of The Exile

(Category 10 of 16)

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Proclamation Against the King of Tyre


1 The word of the LORD came to me again, saying,
2 “Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD:

“Because your heart is alifted1 up, And byou say, ‘I am a god, I sit in the seat of gods, cIn the midst of the seas,’ dYet you are a man, and not a god, Though you set your heart as the heart of a god
3 (Behold, ayou are wiser than Daniel! There is no secret that can be hidden from you!
4 With your wisdom and your understanding You have gained ariches for yourself, And gathered gold and silver into your treasuries;
5 aBy your great wisdom in trade you have increased your riches, And your heart is lifted up because of your riches),”

6 ‘Therefore thus says the Lord GOD:

“Because you have set your heart as the heart of a god,
7 Behold, therefore, I will bring astrangers against you, bThe most terrible of the nations; And they shall draw their swords against the beauty of your wisdom, And defile your splendor.
8 They shall throw you down into the aPit,

CHAPTER 28 References

2 aJer. 49:16;
Ezek. 31:10
bIs. 14:14;
47:8; Ezek.
28:9; 2 Thess.
2:4 cEzek.
27:3, 4 dIs.
31:3; Ezek.
28:9 1Proud
3 aEzek. 14:14;
Dan. 1:20;
2:20–23, 28;
5:11, 12; Zech.
4 aEzek. 27:33;
Zech. 9:1–3
5 aPs. 62:10;
Zech. 9:3
7 aEzek. 26:7
bEzek. 7:24;
21:31; 30:11;
Hab. 1:6–8
8 aIs. 14:15
9 aEzek. 28:2
10 a1 Sam.
17:26, 36;
Ezek. 31:18;
32:19, 21, 25,
12 aEzek. 27:2
bEzek. 27:3;
13 aGen. 2:8;
Is. 51:3; Ezek.
31:8, 9; 36:35
bEzek. 26:13
14 aEx. 25:20;
Ezek. 28:16
bIs. 14:13;
Ezek. 20:40
15 a[Is. 14:12] 16 aEzek.
17 aEzek. 28:2,
5 1Proud

And you shall die the death of the slain In the midst of the seas.
9 “Will you still asay before him who slays you, ‘I am a god’? But you shall be a man, and not a god, In the hand of him who slays you.
10 You shall die the death of athe uncircumcised By the hand of aliens; For I have spoken,” says the Lord GOD.’ ”

Lamentation for the King of Tyre

11 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
12 “Son of man, atake up a lamentation for the king of Tyre, and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD:

b“You were the seal of perfection, Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
13 You were in aEden, the garden of God; Every precious stone was your covering: The sardius, topaz, and diamond, Beryl, onyx, and jasper, Sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold. The workmanship of byour timbrels and pipes Was prepared for you on the day you were created.

14 “You were the anointed acherub who covers; I established you; You were on bthe holy mountain of God; You walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones.
15 You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, Till ainiquity was found in you.

16 “By the abundance of your trading You became filled with violence within, And you sinned; Therefore I cast you as a profane thing Out of the mountain of God; And I destroyed you, aO covering cherub, From the midst of the fiery stones.

17 “Your aheart was 1lifted up because of your beauty; You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor; I cast you to the ground, I laid you before kings, That they might gaze at you.

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18 “You defiled your sanctuaries By the multitude of your iniquities, By the iniquity of your trading; Therefore I brought fire from your midst; It devoured you, And I turned you to ashes upon the earth In the sight of all who saw you.
19 All who knew you among the peoples are astonished at you; aYou have become a horror, And shall be no bmore forever.” ’ ”

Proclamation Against Sidon

20 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
21 “Son of man, aset your face btoward Sidon, and prophesy against her,
22 “and say, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD:

a“Behold, I am against you, O Sidon; I will be glorified in your midst; And bthey shall know that I am the LORD, When I execute judgments in her and am challowed in her.
23 aFor I will send pestilence upon her, And blood in her streets; The wounded shall be judged in her midst By the sword against her on every side; Then they shall know that I am the LORD.

24 “And there shall no longer be a pricking brier or aa painful thorn for the house of Israel from among all who are around them, who bdespise them. Then they shall know that I am the Lord GOD.”

Israel’s Future Blessing

25 ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “When I have agathered the house of Israel from the peoples among whom they are scattered, and am bhallowed in them in the sight of the Gentiles, then they will dwell in their own land which I gave to My servant Jacob.
26 “And they will adwell 1safely there, bbuild houses, and cplant vineyards; yes, they will dwell securely, when I execute judgments on all those around them who despise them. Then they shall know that I am the LORD their God.” ’ ”

Proclamation Against Egypt


1 In the tenth year, in the tenth month, on the twelfth day of the month, the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
2 “Son of man, aset your face

19 aEzek.
26:21 bEzek.
21 aEzek. 6:2;
25:2; 29:2 bIs.
23:2, 4, 12
22 aEx. 14:4,
17 bPs. 9:16
cEzek. 28:25
23 aEzek.
24 aJosh. 23:13
bEzek. 16:57;
25:6, 7
25 aIs. 11:12,
13 bEzek.
26 aJer. 23:6
bAmos 9:13,
14 cJer. 31:5

CHAPTER 29 References

2 aEzek. 28:21
bIs. 19:1
3 aJer. 44:30
bPs. 74:13, 14
cEzek. 28:2
1The Nile
4 aEzek. 38:4
5 aEzek.
32:4–6 bJer.
8:2; 16:4;
25:33 cJer.
7:33; 34:20
1Lit. face of
the field 2So
with MT,
some Heb.
mss., Tg.
6 aIs. 36:6
7 aEzek. 17:17
1So with MT,
Vg.; LXX,
Syr. hand
8 aEzek. 14:17;
9 aEzek.
30:7, 8
10 aEzek.
30:12 bEzek.
30:6 1Or the
11 aEzek.
12 aEzek. 30:7,
26 bEzek.
30:23, 26


against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and prophesy against him, and bagainst all Egypt.
3 “Speak, and say, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD:

a“Behold, I am against you, O Pharaoh king of Egypt, O great bmonster who lies in the midst of his rivers, cWho has said, ‘My 1River is my own; I have made it for myself.’
4 But aI will put hooks in your jaws, And cause the fish of your rivers to stick to your scales; I will bring you up out of the midst of your rivers, And all the fish in your rivers will stick to your scales.
5 I will leave you in the wilderness, You and all the fish of your rivers; You shall fall on the 1open afield; bYou shall not be picked up or 2gathered. cI have given you as food To the beasts of the field And to the birds of the heavens.

6 “Then all the inhabitants of Egypt Shall know that I am the LORD, Because they have been a astaff of reed to the house of Israel.
7 aWhen they took hold of you with the hand, You broke and tore all their 1shoulders; When they leaned on you, You broke and made all their backs quiver.”

8 ‘Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: “Surely I will bring aa sword upon you and cut off from you man and beast.
9 “And the land of Egypt shall become adesolate and waste; then they will know that I am the LORD, because he said, ‘The River is mine, and I have made it.’
10 “Indeed, therefore, I am against you and against your rivers, aand I will make the land of Egypt utterly waste and desolate, bfrom 1Migdol to Syene, as far as the border of Ethiopia.
11 a“Neither foot of man shall pass through it nor foot of beast pass through it, and it shall be uninhabited forty years.
12 a“I will make the land of Egypt desolate in the midst of the countries that are desolate; and among the cities that are laid waste, her cities shall be desolate forty years; and I will bscatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse them throughout the countries.”

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13 ‘Yet, thus says the Lord GOD: “At the aend of forty years I will gather the Egyptians from the peoples among whom they were scattered.
14 “I will bring back the captives of Egypt and cause them to return to the land of Pathros, to the land of their origin, and there they shall be a alowly kingdom.
15 “It shall be the lowliest of kingdoms; it shall never again exalt itself above the nations, for I will diminish them so that they will not rule over the nations anymore.
16 “No longer shall it be athe confidence of the house of Israel, but will remind them of their iniquity when they turned to follow them. Then they shall know that I am the Lord GOD.” ’ ”

Babylonia Will Plunder Egypt

17 And it came to pass in the twentyseventh year, in the first month, on the first day of the month, that the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
18 “Son of man, aNebuchadnezzar king of Babylon caused his army to labor strenuously against Tyre; every head was made bbald, and every shoulder rubbed raw; yet neither he nor his army received wages from Tyre, for the labor which they expended on it.
19 “Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: ‘Surely I will give the land of Egypt to aNebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; he shall take away her wealth, carry off her spoil, and remove her pillage; and that will be the wages for his army.
20 ‘I have given him the land of Egypt for his labor, because they aworked for Me,’ says the Lord GOD.
21 ‘In that day aI will cause the 1horn of the house of Israel to spring forth, and I will bopen your mouth to speak in their midst. Then they shall know that I am the LORD.’ ”

Egypt and Her Allies Will Fall


1 The word of the LORD came to me again, saying,
2 “Son of man, prophesy and say, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD:

aWail, ‘Woe to the day!’
3 For athe day is near, Even the day of the LORD is near; It will be a day of clouds, the time of the Gentiles.
4 The sword shall come upon Egypt, And great anguish shall be in 1Ethiopia, When the slain fall in Egypt, And they atake away her wealth, And bher foundations are broken down.

13 aIs. 19:23;
Jer. 46:26
14 aEzek. 17:6,
16 aIs. 30:2, 3;
36:4, 6; Lam.
4:17; Ezek.
17:15; 29:6
18 aJer. 25:9;
27:6; Ezek.
26:7–12 bJer.
48:37; Ezek.
19 aJer.
Ezek. 30:10
20 aIs. 10:6, 7;
45:1–3; Jer.
21 a1 Sam.
2:10; Ps.
92:10; 132:17
bEzek. 24:27;
Amos 3:7, 8;
[Luke 21:15] 1Strength

CHAPTER 30 References

2 aIs. 13:6;
15:2; Ezek.
21:12; Joel
1:5, 11, 13
3 aEzek. 7:7,
12; Joel 2:1;
Obad. 15;
Zeph. 1:7
4 aEzek. 29:19
bJer. 50:15
1Heb. Cush
5 aJer. 25:20,
24 1Heb. Put
2Heb. Lud
6 aEzek. 29:10
1Or the tower
7 aJer.
Ezek. 29:12
9 aIs. 18:1, 2
1Or secure
10 aEzek.
11 aEzek. 28:7;
12 aIs. 19:5, 6
bIs. 19:4
13 aIs. 19:1;
Jer. 43:12;
46:25; Zech.
13:2 bZech.
10:11 cIs.
14 aIs. 11:11;
Jer. 44:1, 15;
Ezek. 29:14
bPs. 78:12, 43;
Is. 19:11, 13
cJer. 46:25;
Ezek. 30:15,
16; Nah.
3:8–10 1Ancient
15 1Ancient

5 “Ethiopia, 1Libya, 2Lydia, aall the mingled people, Chub, and the men of the lands who are allied, shall fall with them by the sword.”
6 ‘Thus says the LORD:

“Those who uphold Egypt shall fall, And the pride of her power shall come down. aFrom 1Migdol to Syene Those within her shall fall by the sword,” Says the Lord GOD.

7 “Theya shall be desolate in the midst of the desolate countries, And her cities shall be in the midst of the cities that are laid waste.
8 Then they will know that I am the LORD, When I have set a fire in Egypt And all her helpers are destroyed.
9 On that day amessengers shall go forth from Me in ships To make the 1careless Ethiopians afraid, And great anguish shall come upon them, As on the day of Egypt; For indeed it is coming!”

10 ‘Thus says the Lord GOD:

a“I will also make a multitude of Egypt to cease By the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.
11 He and his people with him, athe most terrible of the nations, Shall be brought to destroy the land; They shall draw their swords against Egypt, And fill the land with the slain.
12 aI will make the rivers dry, And bsell the land into the hand of the wicked; I will make the land waste, and all that is in it, By the hand of aliens. I, the LORD, have spoken.”

13 ‘Thus says the Lord GOD:

“I will also adestroy the idols, And cause the images to cease from 1Noph; bThere shall no longer be princes from the land of Egypt; cI will put fear in the land of Egypt.
14 I will make aPathros desolate, Set fire to bZoan, cAnd execute judgments in 1No.
15 I will pour My fury on 1Sin, the strength of Egypt;

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aI will cut off the multitude of 2No,
16 And aset a fire in Egypt; Sin shall have great pain, No shall be split open, And Noph shall be in distress daily.
17 The young men of 1Aven and Pi Beseth shall fall by the sword, And these cities shall go into captivity.
18 aAt 1Tehaphnehes the day shall also be 2darkened, When I break the yokes of Egypt there. And her arrogant strength shall cease in her; As for her, a cloud shall cover her, And her daughters shall go into captivity.
19 Thus I will aexecute judgments on Egypt, Then they shall know that I am the LORD.” ’ ”

Proclamation Against Pharaoh

20 And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the first month, on the seventh day of the month, that the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
21 “Son of man, I have abroken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and see, bit has not been bandaged for healing, nor a 1splint put on to bind it, to make it strong enough to hold a sword.
22 “Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: ‘Surely I am aagainst Pharaoh king of Egypt, and will bbreak his arms, both the strong one and the one that was broken; and I will make the sword fall out of his hand.
23 a‘I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and disperse them throughout the countries.
24 ‘I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon and put My sword in his hand; but I will break Pharaoh’s arms, and he will groan before him with the groanings of a mortally wounded man.
25 ‘Thus I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, but the arms of Pharaoh shall fall down; athey shall know that I am the LORD,when I put My sword into the hand of the king of Babylon and he stretches it out against the land of Egypt.
26 a‘I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse them throughout the countries. Then they shall know that I am the LORD.’ ”

15 aJer. 46:25
16 aEzek. 30:8
17 1Ancient
On, Heliopolis
18 aJer. 2:16
Jer. 43:7 2So
with many
Heb. mss.,
Bg., LXX,
Syr., Tg.,Vg.;
MT refrained
19 a[Ps. 9:16];
Ezek. 5:8;
21 aJer. 48:25
bJer. 46:11
1Lit. bandage
22 aJer. 46:25;
Ezek. 29:3
bPs. 37:17
23 aEzek.
29:12; 30:17,
18, 26
25 aPs. 9:16
26 aEzek.

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Prayer for Wisdom and Forgiveness

To the Chief Musician. To Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.

1 I SAID, “I will guard my ways, Lest I sin with my atongue; I will restrain my mouth with a muzzle, While the wicked are before me.”
2 aI was mute with silence, I held my peace even from good; And my sorrow was stirred up.
3 My heart was hot within me; While I was 1musing, the fire burned. Then I spoke with my tongue:

4 “LORD, amake me to know my end, And what is the measure of my days, That I may know how frail I am.
5 Indeed,You have made my days as handbreadths, And my age is as nothing before You; Certainly every man at his best state is but avapor. Selah
6 Surely every man walks about like a shadow; Surely they 1busy themselves in vain; He heaps up riches, And does not know who will gather them.

PSALM 39 References

1 aJob 2:10;
Ps. 34:13;
3:5–12] 2 aPs. 38:13
3 1meditating
4 aPs. 90:12;
5 aPs. 62:9;
[Eccl. 6:12] 6 1make an
uproar for
7 aPs. 38:15
8 aPs. 44:13;
79:4; 119:22
9 aPs. 39:2
b2 Sam. 16:10;
Job 2:10
10 aJob 9:34;
11 aJob 13:28;
[Ps. 90:7]; Is.
12 aGen. 47:9;
Lev. 25:23;
1 Chr. 29:15;
Ps. 119:19;
Heb. 11:13;
1 Pet. 2:11
13 aJob 7:19;
10:20, 21;
14:6; Ps.
102:24 b[Job

7 “And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My ahope is in You.
8 Deliver me from all my transgressions; Do not make me athe reproach of the foolish.
9 aI was mute, I did not open my mouth, Because it was bYou who did it.
10 aRemove Your plague from me; I am consumed by the blow of Your hand.
11 When with rebukes You correct man for iniquity,

You make his beauty amelt away like a moth; Surely every man is vapor. Selah

12 “Hear my prayer, O LORD, And give ear to my cry; Do not be silent at my tears; For I am a stranger with You, A sojourner, aas all my fathers were.
13 aRemove Your gaze from me, that I may regain strength, Before I go away and bam no more.”




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