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EZEKIEL XXVII-THE FALL OF TYRE

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in the midst of thee, shall fall into the midst of the seas in the day of 28 The suburbs shall shake at the sound of the cry of thy pilots.

29 And all that handle the oar, the mariners, and all the pilots of the sea, shall come down from their ships, they shall stand upon the land;

30 And shall cause their voice to be heard against thee, and shall cry bitterly, and shall cast up dust upon their heads, they shall wallow themselves in the ashes:

31 And they shall make themselves utterly bald for thee, and gird them with sackcloth, and they shall weep for thee with bitterness of heart and bitter wailing.

32 And in their wailing they shall take up a lamentation for thee, and lament over thee, saying, What city is like Tyrus, like the destroyed in the midst of the sea ?

33 When thy wares went forth out of the seas, thou filledst many people; thou didst enrich the kings of the earth with the multitude of thy riches and of thy merchandise.

34 In the time when thou shalt be broken by the seas in the depths of the waters thy merchandise and all thy company in the midst of thee shall fall.

35 All the inhabitants of the isles shall be astonished at thee, and their kings shall be sore afraid, they shall be troubled in their countenance.

36 The merchants among the people shall hiss at thee; thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt be any more.

Chapter 28

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

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

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:

3 Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee:

4 With thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures:

5 By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches:

6 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Because thou hast set thine heart as the heart of God;

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.

The Lesson of the Removal

BY A. D. RAHN, A CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN ARTIST.

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In their sight shalt thou bear it upon thy shoulders, and

carry it forth in the twilight: thou shalt cover thy face, that thou see not the ground: for I have set thee for a sign unto the house of Israel.Ezekiel, 12, 6.

EXT, by Divine command, Ezekiel undertook to

enact another type wherewith to impress his

people. He gathered his household goods into a bundle and set this by his door preparatory for removal to another dwelling. Thus were the people of Judah to be removed. Next he broke a hole in the wall of his house to bring his bundle out by this instead of by the door; for thus were the people of Jerusalem to be brought forth captive over broken walls or to slip out by secret holes in flight. Then, with his neighbors looking on in wonderment, Ezekiel bore forth his bundle by night and went away.

In the morning God explained to the prophet the meaning of all he had done, and bade him explain it to the people. Moreover Ezekiel was further commanded, “Son of man, eat thy bread with quaking, and drink thy water with trembling and with carefulness.” This was to typify the want and the terror which were to come upon all the people of Judah.

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