Ezekiel 28:2
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New International Version
"Son of man, say to the ruler of Tyre, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: "'In the pride of your heart you say, "I am a god; I sit on the throne of a god in the heart of the seas." But you are a mere mortal and not a god, though you think you are as wise as a god.

New Living Translation
"Son of man, give the prince of Tyre this message from the Sovereign LORD: "In your great pride you claim, 'I am a god! I sit on a divine throne in the heart of the sea.' But you are only a man and not a god, though you boast that you are a god.

English Standard Version
“Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, Thus says the Lord GOD: “Because your heart is proud, and you have said, ‘I am a god, I sit in the seat of the gods, in the heart of the seas,’ yet you are but a man, and no god, though you make your heart like the heart of a god—

New American Standard Bible
"Son of man, say to the leader of Tyre, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Because your heart is lifted up And you have said, 'I am a god, I sit in the seat of gods In the heart of the seas'; Yet you are a man and not God, Although you make your heart like the heart of God--

King James Bible
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; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Son of man, say to the ruler of Tyre: This is what the Lord GOD says: Your heart is proud, and you have said, 'I am a god; I sit in the seat of gods in the heart of the sea.' Yet you are a man and not a god, though you have regarded your heart as that of a god.

International Standard Version
"Son of Man, tell Tyre's Commander-in-Chief, 'This is what the Lord GOD says: "Because your heart is arrogant, and because you keep saying, 'I have taken my seat, I am a god, seated in God's seat right in the middle of the sea,' and because you're a man, and not a god, even though you pretend that you have a god-like heart…

NET Bible
"Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, 'This is what the sovereign LORD says: "'Your heart is proud and you said, "I am a god; I sit in the seat of gods, in the heart of the seas"--yet you are a man and not a god, though you think you are godlike.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Son of man, tell the ruler of Tyre, 'This is what the Almighty LORD says: In your arrogance you say, "I'm a god. I sit on God's throne in the sea." But you're only human and not a god, although you think you are a god.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyre: Thus saith the Lord GOD: Because thy heart is lifted up, And thou hast said: I am a god, I sit in the seat of God, In the heart of the seas; Yet thou art man, and not God, Though thou didst set thy heart as the heart of God--

New American Standard 1977
“Son of man, say to the leader of Tyre, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD,
            “Because your heart is lifted up
            And you have said, ‘I am a god,
            I sit in the seat of gods,
            In the heart of the seas’;
            Yet you are a man and not God,
            Although you make your heart like the heart of God—

Jubilee Bible 2000
Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyre, Thus hath the Lord GOD said: Because thy heart has lifted thee up and thou hast said, I am God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas (yet thou art man, and not God); and thou hast set thine heart as the heart of God:

King James 2000 Bible
Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyre, Thus says the Lord GOD; Because your heart is lifted up, and you have said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet you are a man, and not God, though you set your heart as the heart of God:

American King James Version
Son of man, say to the prince of Tyrus, Thus said the Lord GOD; 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 a man, and not God, though you set your heart as the heart of God:

American Standard Version
Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyre, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Because thy 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; yet thou art man, and not God, though thou didst set thy heart as the heart of God;-

Douay-Rheims Bible
Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre: Thus saith the Lord God: Because thy heart is lifted up, and thou hast said: I am God, and T sit in the chair of God in the heart of the sea: whereas thou art a man, and not God: and hast set thy heart as if it were the heart of God.

Darby Bible Translation
Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyre, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Because thy heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a god, I sit [in] the seat of God, in the heart of the seas, (and thou art a man, and not God,) and thou settest thy heart as the heart of God:

English Revised Version
Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyre, 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; yet thou art man, and not God, though thou didst set thine heart as the heart of God:

Webster's Bible Translation
Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thy 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; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou settest thy heart as the heart of God:

World English Bible
Son of man, tell the prince of Tyre, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Because your heart is lifted up, and you have said, I am a god, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet you are man, and not God, though you did set your heart as the heart of God--

Young's Literal Translation
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,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
28:1-19 Ethbaal, or Ithobal, was the prince or king of Tyre; and being lifted up with excessive pride, he claimed Divine honours. Pride is peculiarly the sin of our fallen nature. Nor can any wisdom, except that which the Lord gives, lead to happiness in this world or in that which is to come. The haughty prince of Tyre thought he was able to protect his people by his own power, and considered himself as equal to the inhabitants of heaven. If it were possible to dwell in the garden of Eden, or even to enter heaven, no solid happiness could be enjoyed without a humble, holy, and spiritual mind. Especially all spiritual pride is of the devil. Those who indulge therein must expect to perish.
Study Bible
Prophecy against the King of Tyre
1The word of the LORD came again to me, saying, 2"Son of man, say to the leader of Tyre, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Because your heart is lifted up And you have said, I am a god, I sit in the seat of gods In the heart of the seas; Yet you are a man and not God, Although you make your heart like the heart of God-- 3Behold, you are wiser than Daniel; There is no secret that is a match for you.…
Cross References
2 Thessalonians 2:4
He will oppose and exalt himself above every so-called god or object of worship. So he will seat himself in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God.

Revelation 18:7
To the degree that she has glorified herself and lived in luxury, inflict on her that much torment and misery. In her heart she says, 'I sit as queen; I am not a widow and will never see mourning.'

Genesis 3:5
"For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."

Psalm 9:20
Put them in fear, O LORD; Let the nations know that they are but men. Selah.

Psalm 82:6
I said, "You are gods, And all of you are sons of the Most High.

Psalm 82:7
"Nevertheless you will die like men And fall like any one of the princes."

Isaiah 14:13
"But you said in your heart, 'I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God, And I will sit on the mount of assembly In the recesses of the north.

Isaiah 14:14
'I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.'

Isaiah 23:8
Who has planned this against Tyre, the bestower of crowns, Whose merchants were princes, whose traders were the honored of the earth?

Isaiah 31:3
Now the Egyptians are men and not God, And their horses are flesh and not spirit; So the LORD will stretch out His hand, And he who helps will stumble And he who is helped will fall, And all of them will come to an end together.
Treasury of Scripture

Son of man, say to the prince of Tyrus, Thus said the Lord GOD; 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 a man, and not God, though you set your heart as the heart of God:

the prince. Josephus states, on the authority of Menander, who translated the Phoenician annals into Greek, and Philstratus, that this prince was Ithobal.

Because

Ezekiel 28:5,17 By your great wisdom and by your traffic have you increased your …

Ezekiel 31:10 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD; Because you have lifted up yourself …

Deuteronomy 8:14 Then your heart be lifted up, and you forget the LORD your God, which …

2 Chronicles 26:16 But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction: …

Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

Proverbs 18:12 Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honor is humility.

Isaiah 2:12 For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be on every one that is proud …

Daniel 5:22 And you his son, O Belshazzar, have not humbled your heart, though …

Daniel 5:23 But have lifted up yourself against the Lord of heaven; and they …

Habakkuk 2:4 Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the …

1 Timothy 3:6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation …

1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves to the elder. Yes, all of …

I am

Ezekiel 28:6,9 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD; Because you have set your heart …

Genesis 3:5 For God does know that in the day you eat thereof, then your eyes …

Acts 12:22,23 And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and …

Revelation 17:3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw …

I sit

Ezekiel 28:12-14 Son of man, take up a lamentation on the king of Tyrus, and say to …

Isaiah 14:13,14 For you have said in your heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will …

Daniel 4:30,31 The king spoke, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have …

2 Thessalonians 2:4 Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that …

in the midst [heb] in the heart

Ezekiel 27:3,4,26,27 And say to Tyrus, O you that are situate at the entry of the sea, …

yet

Ezekiel 28:9 Will you yet say before him that slays you, I am God? but you shall …

Psalm 9:20 Put them in fear, O LORD: that the nations may know themselves to …

Psalm 72:6,7 He shall come down like rain on the mown grass: as showers that water …

Isaiah 31:3 Now the Egyptians are men, and not God; and their horses flesh, and …

thou set

Ezekiel 28:6 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD; Because you have set your heart …

2 Thessalonians 2:4 Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that …

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