28:2 Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, Thus saith the Lord
GOD; Because thy heart [is] lifted up, and thou hast said,
a 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:
(a) I am safe as God is safe in the heavens and no one can
28:3 Behold, thou [art] wiser than b Daniel; there is no
secret that they can hide from thee:
(b) Thus he speaks by derision: for Daniel had declared
notable signs of his wisdom in Babylon, when Ezekiel
28:10 Thou shalt die the deaths of the c uncircumcised by the
hand of strangers: for I have spoken [it], saith the Lord
(c) Like the rest of the heathen and infidels who are
28:12 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 d wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
(d) He derides the vain opinion and confidence that the
Tyrians had in their riches, strength and pleasures.
28:14 Thou [art] e the anointed cherub that covereth; and I
have set thee f [so]: thou wast upon the holy mountain
of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the
g stones of fire.
(e) He means the royal state of Tyre, which for the
excellency and glory of it he compares to the cherubim
which covered the Ark, and by "anointed" he signifies
(f) I did you this honour to make you one of the builders
of my temple, which was when Hiram sent to Solomon
things necessary for the work.
(g) That is, among my people Israel, which shined as
28:15 Thou [wast] perfect in thy ways from the day that thou
wast h created, till iniquity was found in thee.
(h) Which was when I first called you to this dignity.
28:16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the
midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned:
therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the i
mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering
cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
(i) You will have no part among my people.
28:18 Thou hast defiled thy k sanctuaries by the multitude of
thy iniquities, by the iniquity of thy merchandise;
therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of
thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes
upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.
(k) That is, the honour to which I called them.
28:22 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I [am] against
thee, O Zidon; and I will be l glorified in the midst of
thee: and they shall know that I [am] the LORD, when I
shall have executed judgments in her, and shall be
sanctified in her.
(l) By executing my judgments against your wickedness.
28:23 For I will send into her pestilence, and blood into her
streets; and the wounded shall be judged in the midst of
her m by the sword upon her on every side; and they
shall know that I [am] the LORD.
(m) That is Nebuchadnezzar.
28:25 Thus saith the Lord GOD; When I shall have gathered the
house of Israel from the people among whom they are
scattered, and shall be n sanctified in them in the
sight of the nations, then shall they dwell in their land
that I have given to my servant Jacob.
(n) He shows why God will assemble his Church and preserve
it, though he destroy his enemies: that is, that they
should praise him, and give thanks for his great