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Ezekiel 28:1

    Ezekiel 28:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The word of the LORD came again to me, saying,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The word of Jehovah came again unto me, saying,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The word of the Lord came to me again, saying,

    Webster's Revision

    The word of Jehovah came again unto me, saying,

    World English Bible

    The word of Yahweh came again to me, saying,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,

    Barnes' Notes on Ezekiel 28:1

    The prophecy against the prince of Tyre. Throughout the east the majesty and glory of a people were collected in the person of their monarch, who in some nations was worshipped as a god. The prince is here the embodiment of the community. Their glory is his glory, their pride his pride. The doom of Tyre could not be complete without denunciation of the prince of Tyre. Idolatrous nations and idolatrous kings were, in the eyes of the prophet, antagonists to the true God. In them was embodied the principle of evil opposing itself to the divine government of the world. Hence, some of the fathers saw upon the throne, not simply a hostile monarch, but "the Prince of this world, spiritual wickedness (or wicked spirits) in high places." Whenever evil in any way domineers over good, there is a "prince of Tyrus," against whom God utters His voice. The "mystery of iniquity is ever working, and in that working we recognize the power of Satan whom God condemns and will destroy.