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Ezekiel 28:14

    Ezekiel 28:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    You are the anointed cherub that covers; and I have set you so: you were on the holy mountain of God; you have walked up and down in the middle of the stones of fire.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Thou wast the anointed cherub that covereth: and I set thee,'so that thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I gave you your place with the winged one; I put you on the mountain of God; you went up and down among the stones of fire.

    Webster's Revision

    Thou wast the anointed cherub that covereth: and I set thee,'so that thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.

    World English Bible

    You were the anointed cherub who covers: and I set you, [so that] you were on the holy mountain of God; you have walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Thou wast the anointed cherub that covereth: and I set thee, so that thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.

    Definitions for Ezekiel 28:14

    Art - "Are"; second person singular.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezekiel 28:14

    Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth - The irony is continued; and here he is likened to the Cherub that guarded the gates of Paradise, and kept the way of the tree of life; or to one of the cherubs whose wings, spread out, covered the mercy-seat.

    Thou mast upon the holy mountain of God - The irony is still continued; and now he is compared to Hoses, and afterwards to one of the chief angels, who has walked up and down among the stones of fire; that is, thy floors have been paved with precious stones, that shone and sparkled like fire.

    Lucan, describing the splendor of the apartments of Cleopatra, queen of Egypt, speaks in nearly a similar language: -

    Nec summis crustata domus, sectisque nitebat

    Marmoribus, stabatque sibi non segnis achates,

    Purpureusque lapis, totusque effusus in aula

    Calcabatur onyx;

    Pharsal. lib. x.

    Rich as some fane by slavish zealots reared,

    For the proud banquet stood the hall prepared:

    Thick golden plates the latent beams infold,

    And the high roof was fretted o'er with gold.

    Of solid marble all the walls were made,

    And onyx e'en the meaner floor inlaid;

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    Barnes' Notes on Ezekiel 28:14

    Thou art - Better," Thou" wert. "the anointed cherub that covereth" In the temple the cherubim and all holy things were consecrated and anointed with oil (Exodus 30:26 ff). The prince of Tyre was also anointed as a sovereign priest - covering or protecting the minor states, like the cherubim with outstretched wings covering the mercy-Seat.

    Thou wast upon the holy mountain - As the cherub was in the temple on the holy mountain, so the prince of Tyre was presiding over the island-city, rising like a mountain from the deep.

    Stones of fire - i. e., bright and shining. Decked with bright jewels, the prince walked among jewels in gorgeous splendor.

    Wesley's Notes on Ezekiel 28:14

    28:14 Cherub - For thy wisdom, power, and excellency, like a cherub, or angel; for the sacredness of thy person, and office, as the anointed of God; for the exercise of thy power, as a shield, as a protector of the weak. And I - I, whom thou forgetest have made thee so. Thou wast - Thou wast advanced to kingly dignity, (which David calls a mountain, Psa 30:7,) a sacred office, and of divine institution. In the midst - Surrounded with stones, that sparkle like fire.