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Ezekiel 28:12-14 New Century Version (NCV)

12 “Human, sing a funeral song for the king of Tyre. Say to him: ‘This is what the Lord God says:

You were an example of what was perfect,
    full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
13 You had a wonderful life,
    as if you were in Eden, the garden of God.
Every valuable gem was on you:
    ruby, topaz, and emerald,
    yellow quartz, onyx, and jasper,
    sapphire, turquoise, and chrysolite.
Your jewelry was made of gold.
    It was prepared on the day you were created.
14 I appointed a living creature to guard you.
    I put you on the holy mountain of God.
    You walked among the gems that shined like fire.

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Ezekiel 28:12-14 New International Version (NIV)

12 “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.
13 You were in Eden,
    the garden of God;
every precious stone adorned you:
    carnelian, chrysolite and emerald,
    topaz, onyx and jasper,
    lapis lazuli, turquoise and beryl.[a]
Your settings and mountings[b] were made of gold;
    on the day you were created they were prepared.
14 You were anointed as a guardian cherub,
    for so I ordained you.
You were on the holy mount of God;
    you walked among the fiery stones.


  1. Ezekiel 28:13 The precise identification of some of these precious stones is uncertain.
  2. Ezekiel 28:13 The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.
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