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Ezekiel 28:21

    Ezekiel 28:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Son of man, set thy face against Zidon, and prophesy against it,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Son of man, set your face against Zidon, and prophesy against it,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Son of man, set thy face toward Sidon, and prophesy against it,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Son of man, let your face be turned to Zidon, and be a prophet against it, and say,

    Webster's Revision

    Son of man, set thy face toward Sidon, and prophesy against it,

    World English Bible

    Son of man, set your face toward Sidon, and prophesy against it,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Son of man, set thy face toward Zidon, and prophesy against it,

    Barnes' Notes on Ezekiel 28:21

    Prophecy against Zidon. Zidon (mod. Saida) was more ancient than Tyre and was the original metropolis of Phoenicia Genesis 10:19, but in the times of Phoenician greatness it ever played a subordinate part. Only once Judges 10:12 do we find the "Zidonians" in conflict with Israel. The evil which they did was the seducing them to idolatry (compare Ezekiel 28:24), as in the case of Jezebel, daughter of Ethbaal, king of the Zidonians 1 Kings 16:31. The capture of Tyre by Nebuchadnezzar increased the importance of Zidon, which was a wealthy and flourishing town when Artaxerxes Ochus destroyed it. It has rallied from time to time, but has never attained to any great consequence, though not in such complete ruin as Tyre.