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Ezekiel 28:12-14 New International Reader's Version (NIRV)

12 “Son of man, sing a song of sadness about the king of Tyre. Tell him, ‘The Lord and King says,

“ ‘ “You were the model of perfection.
    You were full of wisdom.
    You were perfect and beautiful.
13 You were in Eden.
    It was my garden.
All kinds of jewels decorated you.
Here is a list of them.
    carnelian, chrysolite and emerald
    topaz, onyx and jasper
    lapis lazuli, turquoise and beryl
Your settings and mountings were made out of gold.
    On the day you were created,
    they were prepared.
14 I appointed you to be like a guardian angel.
    I anointed you for that purpose.
You were on my holy mountain.
    You walked among the gleaming jewels.

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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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