Ezekiel 28:12

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Sonne of man, take vp a lamentation vpon the king of Tyrus, and say vnto him, Thus saith the Lord God; Thou sealest vp the summe, full of wisedome and perfect in beautie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Son of man, take up a lamentation over the king of Tyre and say to him, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "You had the seal of perfection, Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Son of man, take up a lamentation over the king of Tyre, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Son of man, make a song of grief for the king of Tyre, and say to him, This is what the Lord has said: You are all-wise and completely beautiful;
- Basic English Bible

Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyre, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Thou, who sealest up the measure of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty,
- Darby Bible

Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyre, and say to him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
- Webster's Bible

Son of man, take up a lamentation over the king of Tyre, and tell him, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: You seal up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
- World English Bible

`Son of man, lift up a lamentation for the king of Tyre, And thou hast said to him: Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Thou art sealing up a measurement, Full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
- Youngs Literal Bible

'Son of man, take up a lamentation for the king of Tyre, and say unto him: Thus saith the Lord GOD: Thou seal most accurate, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty,
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ezekiel 28:12


28:12 Thou sealest up - Thou fanciest that fulness of wisdom, and perfection of beauty are in thee.


Discussion for Ezekiel 28:12

  • In this verse, Satan and the king are used interchangeably. It means that Satan was really the King of Tyre! God talks about the king of Tyre and Satan the devil almost as one and the same, because Satan rules over Kings!
  • ANTHONY GLAUDE for verse 12
    Ezekiel ch. 28 reveal to me how as human being our life here on earth is a reflection of what go on in the spirit world. Here was a king no doubt was loved by his pears admired by those who was subjected to his ruler-ship yet when the prophet look at him under discernment he saw Lucifer incarnated.

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