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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1God's judgment upon the prince of Tyrus for his sacrilegious pride.
11A lamentation of his great glory corrupted by sin.
20The judgment of Zidon.
24The restoration of Israel.
 
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Chapter 28

Verse 2
Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:


the prince
Josephus states, on the authority of Menander, who translated the Phoenician annals into Greek, and Philostratus, that this prince was Ithobal.
Because
5,17; 31:10; Deuteronomy 8:14; 2 Chronicles 26:16; Proverbs 16:18; 18:12; Isaiah 2:12; Daniel 5:22; Daniel 5:23; Habakkuk 2:4; 1 Timothy 3:6; 1 Peter 5:5
I am
6,9; Genesis 3:5; Acts 12:22,23; Revelation 17:3
I sit
12-14; Isaiah 14:13,14; Daniel 4:30,31; 2 Thessalonians 2:4
in the midst
Heb. in the heart.
27:3,4,26,27; *marg:
yet
9; Psalms 9:20; 72:6,7; Isaiah 31:3
thou set
6; 2 Thessalonians 2:4

Verse 3
Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee:
thou are
Daniel 1:20; 2:48; 5:11,12; Zechariah 9:2,3
no secret
1 Kings 4:29-32; 10:3; Job 15:8; Psalms 25:14; Daniel 2:22,27,28,47; 5:12

Verse 4
With thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures:
29:3; Deuteronomy 8:17,18; Proverbs 18:11; 23:4,5; Ecclesiastes 9:11; Habakkuk 1:16; Zechariah 9:2-4

Verse 5
By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches:
thy great wisdom
Heb. the greatness of thy wisdom.
Proverbs 26:12; Isaiah 5:21; Romans 12:16
and by
27:12-36; Psalms 62:10; Isaiah 23:3,8; Hosea 12:7,8; Zechariah 9:3; James 4:13,14
and thine
2; 16:49; Deuteronomy 6:11,12; 8:13,14; 2 Chronicles 25:19; 32:23-25; Job 31:24,25; Psalms 52:7; 62:10; Proverbs 11:28; 30:9; Isaiah 10:8-14; Daniel 4:30,37; Hosea 13:6; Luke 12:16-21; 1 Timothy 6:17

Verse 6
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast set thine heart as the heart of God;
Because
2; Exodus 9:17; Job 9:4; 40:9-12; 1 Corinthians 10:22; 2 Thessalonians 2:4; James 1:11

Verse 7
Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon thee, the terrible of the nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy brightness.
I will
26:7-14; Isaiah 23:8,9; Amos 3:6
the terrible
30:11; 31:12; 32:12; Deuteronomy 28:49,50; Isaiah 25:3,4; Daniel 7:7; Habakkuk 1:6-8
defile

Verse 8
They shall bring thee down to the pit, and thou shalt die the deaths of them that are slain in the midst of the seas.
shall bring
32:18-30; Job 17:16; 33:18,28; Psalms 28:1; 30:9; 55:15; 88:4,5; Proverbs 1:12; Proverbs 28:17; Isaiah 38:17
are slain
27:26,27,34

Verse 9
Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I am God? but thou shalt be a man, and no God, in the hand of him that slayeth thee.
say
2; Daniel 4:31,32; 5:23-30; Acts 12:22,23
thou shalt
Psalms 82:7; Isaiah 31:3
slayeth
or, woundeth.

Verse 10
Thou shalt die the deaths of the uncircumcised by the hand of strangers: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
the deaths
31:18; 32:19,21,24-30; 44:7,9; Leviticus 26:41; 1 Samuel 17:26,36; Jeremiah 6:10; Jeremiah 9:25,26; John 8:24; Acts 7:51; Philippians 3:3
by the
7; 11:9; Jeremiah 25:9

Verse 12
Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
take up
2; 19:1,14; 26:17; 27:2,32; 32:2,16; 2 Chronicles 35:25; Isaiah 14:4; Jeremiah 9:17-20
Thou sealest
2-5; 27:3,4; Romans 15:28; 2 Corinthians 1:22
full
Proverbs 21:30; Isaiah 10:13; Jeremiah 9:23; Luke 2:40; Acts 6:3; 1 Corinthians 1:19,20; 3:19; Colossians 1:9; 2:3; James 3:13-18

Verse 13
Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
in Eden
31:8,9; 36:35; Genesis 2:8; 3:23,24; 13:10; Isaiah 51:3; Joel 2:3; Revelation 2:7
every
27:16,22; Genesis 2:11,12; Exodus 28:17-20; 39:10-21; Isaiah 54:11,12; Revelation 17:4; Revelation 21:19,20
sardius
or, ruby. beryl. or, chrysolite. emerald. or, chrysoprase. the workmanship.
26:13; Isaiah 14:11; 23:16; 30:32
thou wast
15; 21:30

Verse 14
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.
the anointed
16; Exodus 25:17-20; 30:26; 40:9
and I
Exodus 9:16; Psalms 75:5-7; Isaiah 10:6,15; 37:26,27; Daniel 2:37,38; 4:35; Daniel 5:18-23; John 11:51; Revelation 9:17
upon
2,16; 20:40; Isaiah 14:12-15; 2 Thessalonians 2:4
stones
13,17; Revelation 18:16

Verse 15
Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
perfect
3-6,12; 27:3,4
till iniquity
17,18; Genesis 1:26,27,31; 6:5,6; Proverbs 14:34; Ecclesiastes 7:29; Isaiah 14:12; Lamentations 5:16; Romans 7:9; 2 Peter 2:4

Verse 16
By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
the multitude
27:12-36; Isaiah 23:17,18; Hosea 12:7; Luke 19:45,46; John 2:16; 1 Timothy 6:9,10
filled
8:17; Genesis 6:11; Amos 3:9; Micah 2:2; 6:12; Habakkuk 2:8,17; Zephaniah 1:9
therefore
Genesis 3:24; Leviticus 18:24-28; Isaiah 22:19; 23:9; Micah 2:10; 2 Peter 2:4-6; Revelation 12:9
O covering

Verse 17
Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.
heart
2,5; 16:14,15; 31:10; Proverbs 11:2; 16:18; Luke 14:11; James 4:6
thou hast
Isaiah 19:11-13; Jeremiah 8:9; Romans 1:22-25; 1 Corinthians 1:19-21
I will cast
Job 40:11,12; Psalms 73:18; 147:6
I will lay
16:41; 23:48; 32:10; Isaiah 14:9-11

Verse 18
Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.
defiled
2,13,14,16
by the iniquity
Mark 8:36
therefore
5:4; Judges 9:15,20; Amos 1:9,10,14; 2:2,5; Revelation 18:8
I will bring
Malachi 4:3; 2 Peter 2:6

Verse 19
All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.
they
27:35,36; Psalms 76:12; Isaiah 14:16-19; Revelation 18:9,10,15-19
thou shalt
26:14,21; 27:36; Jeremiah 51:63,64; Revelation 18:21
a terror
Heb. terrors.

Verse 21
Son of man, set thy face against Zidon, and prophesy against it,
set
6:2; 25:2; 29:2
Zidon
Tyre was a colony of the Zidonians (see on Isa 23:12;) and consequently Zidon was a more ancient, though a less considerable city than Tyre; and it is probable that it was taken by the Chaldeans soon after the destruction of the latter. It was afterwards burnt to the ground by the inhabitants, to prevent it falling in the hands of Ochus.
27:8; 32:30; Genesis 10:15
Sidon
Isaiah 23:2-4,12; Jeremiah 25:22; 27:3; 47:4; Joel 3:4-8; Zechariah 9:2

Verse 22
And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Zidon; and I will be glorified in the midst of thee: and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall have executed judgments in her, and shall be sanctified in her.
I am against
5:8; 21:3; 26:3; 29:3,10; 38:3; 39:1-3; Jeremiah 21:13; 50:31; Nahum 1:6; 2:13; Nahum 3:5
I will
25; 39:13; Exodus 9:16; 14:4,17; 15:21; Leviticus 10:3; 1 Samuel 17:45-47; Psalms 9:16; 21:12,13; 83:17; Isaiah 5:15,16; 37:20; Revelation 19:1,2
shall be
20:41; 36:23; 38:23

Verse 23
For I will send into her pestilence, and blood into her streets; and the wounded shall be judged in the midst of her by the sword upon her on every side; and they shall know that I am the LORD.
I will send
5:12; 38:22; Jeremiah 15:2
and they shall
25:7,11,17; 26:6

Verse 24
And there shall be no more a pricking brier unto the house of Israel, nor any grieving thorn of all that are round about them, that despised them; and they shall know that I am the Lord GOD.
a pricking
Numbers 33:55; Joshua 23:13; Judges 2:3; Isaiah 35:9; 55:13; Jeremiah 12:14; Micah 7:4; 2 Corinthians 12:7; Revelation 21:4
and they
23,26; 36:36-38; 39:28

Verse 25
Thus saith the Lord GOD; When I shall have gathered the house of Israel from the people among whom they are scattered, and shall be sanctified in them in the sight of the heathen, then shall they dwell in their land that I have given to my servant Jacob.
When
11:17; 20:41; 34:13; 36:24; 37:21; 39:27; Leviticus 26:44,45; Deuteronomy 30:3,4; Psalms 106:47; Isaiah 11:12,13; 27:12,13; Jeremiah 30:18; 31:8-10; 32:37; Hosea 1:11; Joel 3:7; Amos 9:14,15; Obadiah 1:17-21; Micah 7:11-14; Zephaniah 3:19,20
be sanctified
22; 36:23; 38:23; Isaiah 5:16
then shall
36:28; 37:25; Jeremiah 23:8; 27:11
to my
Genesis 28:13,14

Verse 26
And they shall dwell safely therein, and shall build houses, and plant vineyards; yea, they shall dwell with confidence, when I have executed judgments upon all those that despise them round about them; and they shall know that I am the LORD their God.
and they shall dwell
34:25-28; 38:8; Leviticus 25:18,19; Deuteronomy 12:10; Jeremiah 23:6-8; 33:16; Hosea 2:18; Zechariah 2:4,5
safety
or, with confidence.
38:11; 1 Kings 4:25; Proverbs 14:26
build
Isaiah 65:21,22; Jeremiah 29:5,6,28; 31:4,5; 32:15; Amos 9:13,14
when I
24; 25:1-32; 35:1-15; Isaiah 13:1-21; Jeremiah 46:1-51; Zechariah 1:15
despise
or, spoil.
39:10; Isaiah 17:14; 33:1; Jeremiah 30:16; Lamentations 1:8; Habakkuk 2:8; Zephaniah 2:8,9
and they
22,24; 34:31; 36:22,23; Exodus 29:46


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Ezekiel 28". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=eze&chapter=028>.  

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