Ezekiel 28:12
New International Version
"Son of man, take up a lament concerning the king of Tyre and say to him: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: "'You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.

New Living Translation
"Son of man, sing this funeral song for the king of Tyre. Give him this message from the Sovereign LORD: "You were the model of perfection, full of wisdom and exquisite in beauty.

English Standard Version
“Son of man, raise a lamentation over the king of Tyre, and say to him, Thus says the Lord GOD: “You were the signet of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.

Berean Study Bible
“Son of man, take up a lament for the king of Tyre and tell him that this is what the Lord GOD says: ‘You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.

New American Standard Bible
"Son of man, take up a lamentation over the king of Tyre and say to him, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "You had the seal of perfection, Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.

King James Bible
Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.

Christian Standard Bible
"Son of man, lament for the king of Tyre and say to him, 'This is what the Lord GOD says: You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.

Contemporary English Version
Ezekiel, son of man, sing a funeral song for the king of Tyre and tell him I am saying: At one time, you were perfect, intelligent, and good-looking.

Good News Translation
"Mortal man," he said, "grieve for the fate that is waiting for the king of Tyre. Tell him what I, the Sovereign LORD, am saying: You were once an example of perfection. How wise and handsome you were!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Son of man, lament for the king of Tyre and say to him: This is what the Lord GOD says: You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.

International Standard Version
"Son of Man, start singing this lamentation for the king of Tyre. Tell him, 'This is what the Lord GOD says: "You served as my model, my example of complete wisdom and perfect beauty.

NET Bible
"Son of man, sing a lament for the king of Tyre, and say to him, 'This is what the sovereign LORD says: "'You were the sealer of perfection, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.

New Heart English Bible
"Son of man, take up a lamentation over the king of Tyre, and tell him, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "You seal up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Son of man, sing a funeral song for the ruler of Tyre. Tell him, 'This is what the Almighty LORD says: You were the perfect example, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Son of man, take up a lamentation for the king of Tyre, and say unto him: Thus saith the Lord GOD: Thou seal most accurate, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty,

New American Standard 1977
“Son of man, take up a lamentation over the king of Tyre, and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “You had the seal of perfection, Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Son of man, raise up lamentations upon the king of Tyre and say unto him, Thus hath the Lord GOD said: Thou dost seal up the sum of perfection, full of wisdom, and completed in beauty.

King James 2000 Bible
Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyre, and say unto him, Thus says the Lord GOD; You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.

American King James Version
Son of man, take up a lamentation on the king of Tyrus, and say to him, Thus said the Lord GOD; You seal up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.

American Standard Version
Son of man, take up a lamentation over the king of Tyre, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And say to him: Thus saith the Lord God: Thou wast the seal of resemblance, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.

Darby Bible Translation
Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyre, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Thou, who sealest up the measure of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty,

English Revised Version
Son of man, take up a lamentation for the king of Tyre, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD: Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.

Webster's Bible Translation
Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyre, and say to him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.

World English Bible
Son of man, take up a lamentation over the king of Tyre, and tell him, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: You seal up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.

Young's Literal Translation
'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.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
A Lament over the King of Tyre
11Again the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 12“Son of man, take up a lament for the king of Tyre and tell him that this is what the Lord GOD says: ‘You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. 13You were in Eden, the garden of God. Every kind of precious stone adorned you: ruby, topaz, and diamond, beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, turquoise, and emerald. Your mountings and settings were crafted in gold, prepared on the day of your creation.…
Cross References
Genesis 3:5
"For God knows that in the day you eat of it, your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."

Ezekiel 19:1
As for you, take up a lament for the princes of Israel

Ezekiel 26:17
Then they will lament for you, saying, "How you have perished, O city of renown, inhabited by seafaring men! She who was powerful on the sea, along with her people, who brought terror to all who lived there.

Ezekiel 27:2
"Now you, son of man, take up a lament for Tyre.

Ezekiel 27:32
As they wail and mourn over you, they will take up a lament for you: Who was ever like Tyre, silenced in the middle of the sea?

Ezekiel 28:11
Again the word of the LORD came to me, saying,

Ezekiel 28:15
From the day you were created you were blameless in your ways until wickedness was found in you.

Ezekiel 32:2
"Son of man, take up a lament for Pharaoh king of Egypt and say to him: 'You are like a lion among the nations; you are like a monster in the seas. You thrash about in your rivers, churning up the waters with your feet and muddying the streams.'

Ezekiel 43:10
As for you, son of man, describe the temple to the people of Israel, so that they may be ashamed of their iniquities. Let them measure the plan,

Zechariah 9:2
and also upon Hamath, which borders it, as well as Tyre and Sidon, though they are very shrewd.

Treasury of Scripture

Son of man, take up a lamentation on the king of Tyrus, and say to him, Thus said the Lord GOD; You seal up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.

take up

Ezekiel 28:2 Son of man, say to the prince of Tyrus, Thus said the Lord GOD; Because …

Ezekiel 19:1,14 Moreover take you up a lamentation for the princes of Israel…

Ezekiel 26:17 And they shall take up a lamentation for you, and say to you, How …

Ezekiel 27:2,32 Now, you son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyrus…

Ezekiel 32:2,16 Son of man, take up a lamentation for Pharaoh king of Egypt, and …

2 Chronicles 35:25 And Jeremiah lamented for Josiah: and all the singing men and the …

Isaiah 14:4 That you shall take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, …

Jeremiah 9:17-20 Thus said the LORD of hosts, Consider you, and call for the mourning …

Thou sealest

Ezekiel 28:2-5 Son of man, say to the prince of Tyrus, Thus said the Lord GOD; Because …

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

Romans 15:28 When therefore I have performed this, and have sealed to them this …

2 Corinthians 1:22 Who has also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.

full

Proverbs 21:30 There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.

Isaiah 10:13 For he said, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my …

Jeremiah 9:22 Speak, Thus said the LORD, Even the carcasses of men shall fall as …

Luke 2:40 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: …

Acts 6:3 Why, brothers, look you out among you seven men of honest report, …

1 Corinthians 1:19,20 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will …

1 Corinthians 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, …

Colossians 1:9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease …

Colossians 2:3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

James 3:13-18 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show …







Lexicon
“Son
בֶּן־ (ben-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

of man,
אָדָ֕ם (’ā·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 120: Ruddy, a human being

take up
שָׂ֥א (śā)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5375: To lift, carry, take

a lament
קִינָ֖ה (qî·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7015: An elegy, dirge

for
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the king
מֶ֣לֶךְ (me·leḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

of Tyre
צ֑וֹר (ṣō·wr)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6865: Tyre -- a Phoenician city

and tell
וְאָמַ֣רְתָּ (wə·’ā·mar·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

him
לּ֗וֹ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

that this is what
כֹּ֤ה (kōh)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3541: Like this, thus, here, now

the Lord
אֲדֹנָ֣י (’ă·ḏō·nāy)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 136: The Lord

GOD
יְהוִ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3069: YHWH

says:
אָמַר֙ (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

‘You
אַתָּה֙ (’at·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

were the seal
חוֹתֵ֣ם (ḥō·w·ṯêm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2856: To seal, affix a seal, seal up

of perfection,
תָּכְנִ֔ית (tā·ḵə·nîṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8508: Admeasurement, consummation

full of
מָלֵ֥א (mā·lê)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4392: Full, filling, fulness, fully

wisdom
חָכְמָ֖ה (ḥāḵ·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2451: Wisdom

and perfect
וּכְלִ֥יל (ū·ḵə·lîl)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3632: Complete, the whole, as, fully

in beauty.
יֹֽפִי׃ (yō·p̄î)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3308: Beauty
(12) Thou sealest up the sum.--Thou markest it as complete or perfect. (Comp. Daniel 9:24; Job 9:7.) The word for sum occurs only here and in Ezekiel 43:10, where it refers to the well measured and arranged building of the Temple.

Verse 12. - Thou sealest up the sum, etc. The noun is found only there and in Ezekiel 43:10, where it is translated "pattern," but is cognate with the word rendered" tale" (equivalent to "measure") of Exodus 5:13, and "measure" in Ezekiel 45:11. The probable meaning is, Thou settest the seal to thy completeness (perfection). Thou deemest that thou hast attained the consummation of all beauty and wisdom. The LXX. and the Vulgate give, "Thou art a seal;" and this suggests a parallelism with Jeremiah's works to Coniah (Jeremiah 22:24). The words were, of course, written with a keen irony. This was what the King of Tyro thought of himself. 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.
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