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Ezekiel 28:12-14 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

12 “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,[a]
    full of wisdom
    and perfect in beauty.
13 You were in Eden, the garden of God;
    every precious stone was your covering,
carnelian, topaz, and jasper,
    chrysolite, beryl, and onyx,
sapphire,[b] carbuncle, and emerald;
    and wrought in gold were your settings
    and your engravings.[c]
On the day that you were created
    they were prepared.
14 With an anointed guardian cherub I placed you;[d]
    you were on the holy mountain of God;
    in the midst of the stones of fire you walked.

Footnotes:

  1. Ezekiel 28:12 Heb obscure
  2. Ezekiel 28:13 Or lapis lazuli
  3. Ezekiel 28:13 Heb uncertain
  4. Ezekiel 28:14 Heb uncertain
Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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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.

Footnotes:

  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.
New International Version (NIV)

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