Ezekiel 28: A prideful king, or Satan?

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Today’s reading: Ezekiel 28-30.

“You were the model of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone adorned you: ruby, topaz and emerald, chrysolite, onyx and jasper, sapphire, turquoise and beryl. Your settings and mountings were made of gold; on the day you were created they were prepared. You were anointed as a guardian cherub, for so I ordained you. You were on the holy mount of God; you walked among the fiery stones. You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created till wickedness was found in you.” Ezekiel 28:12-15

Ezekiel’s description of the prideful king of Tyre is often said to apply equally to Satan. Do you think the prophet is talking about the devil or just a devilishly arrogant man? I couldn’t explain this any better than Doug Roman did in his post, “Do Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 28 Refer to Satan?”

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  1. Pingback: Bible Daily Devotional – Ezekiel 28 – A prideful king, or Satan? | ChristianBlessings

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