Daily Bible Readings

Ezekiel 25-28

Verse of note:

For thus said the Lord God: Because you clapped your hands and stamped your feet and rejoiced over the land of Israel with such utter scorn—assuredly, I will stretch out My hand against you and give you as booty to the nations; I will cut you off from among the peoples and wipe you out from among the countries and destroy you. And you shall know that I am the Lord.

Evening edit:

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The word of the Lord came to me: O mortal, intone a dirge over the king of Tyre and say to him: Thus said the Lord God: You were the seal of perfection, Full of wisdom and flawless in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God; Every precious stone was your adornment: Carnelian, chrysolite, and amethyst; Beryl, lapis lazuli, and jasper; Sapphire, turquoise, and emerald; And gold beautifully wrought for you, Mined for you, prepared the day you were created.

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You were blameless in your ways, From the day you were created Until wrongdoing was found in you. By your far-flung commerce You were filled with lawlessness And you sinned.

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By the greatness of your guilt, Through the dishonesty of your trading, You desecrated your sanctuaries. So I made a fire issue from you, And it has devoured you; I have reduced you to ashes on the ground, In the sight of all who behold you. All who knew you among the peoples Are appalled at your doom. You have become a horror And have ceased to be, forever.

When reading through these verses on Tyre, it made me think of Atlantis with the description of its wealth, power, location, and especially its destruction:

She shall be in the heart of the sea A place for drying nets; For I have spoken it—declares the Lord God.

When I make you a ruined city, like cities empty of inhabitants; when I bring the deep over you, and its mighty waters cover you…

But when you were wrecked on the seas, In the deep waters sank your merchandise And all the crew aboard you.

Father had some words for Tyre and the king of Tyre.

(I know some people will say that the king of Tyre is the adversary, that is not what the Bible says, it says the king of Tyre. As for the questions that this brings up, I do not have the answers).

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