*THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET
Ezekiel 26 ©
The time of this prophecy, v. 1. Of the destruction of the city of Tyrus by the Chaldeans, because she rejoiced at the destruction of Jerusalem, 2. A description of the terror, astonishment, and lamentation that there shall be at the sudden and unexpected destruction of Tyrus, 15.
AND it came to pass in the 1eleventh year, in the first day of the 2month, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
Son of man, because that 3Tyrus hath said against Jerusalem, 4Aha, she is broken that was the 5gates of the people: 6she is turned unto me: I shall be 7replenished, now 8she is laid waste:
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I 9am against thee, O Tyrus, and will cause many nations to come up against thee, 10as the sea causeth his waves to come up.
And 11they shall destroy the walls of Tyrus, and break down her towers: I will also scrape her 12dust from her, and make her like the 13top of a rock.
It shall be a place for the spreading of 14nets in the 15midst of the sea: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD: and it shall become a spoil to the nations.
And her 16daughters which are in the field shall be slain by the sword; and they shall know that I am the LORD.
¶For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will bring upon Tyrus Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, a 17king of kings, from the north, with horses, and with chariots, and with horsemen, and companies, and much people.
He shall slay with the sword thy 18daughters in the field: and he shall make a 19fort against thee, and casta a 20mount against thee, and lift up the 21buckler against thee.
And he shall set 22enginesb of war against thy walls, and with his 23axes he shall break down thy towers.
By reason of the abundance 24of his horses their dust shall cover thee: thy walls shall shake at the noise of the horsemen, and of the wheels, and of the chariots, when he shall enter into thy gates, 25as men enter into a city wherein is made a breach.
With the 26hoofsc of his horses shall he tread down all thy streets: he shall slay thy people by the sword, and 27thy strong garrisons shall go down to the ground.
And they shall make a spoil of thy riches, and make a prey of thy merchandise: and they shall break down thy walls, and destroy thy 28pleasant houses: and they shall 29lay thy stones and thy timber and thy dust in the midst of the water.
And I will cause the noised of thy 30songs to cease; and the sound of thy 31harps shall be no more heard.
And I will make thee like the 32top of a rock: thou shalt be a place to spread nets upon; thou shalt be built 33no more: for I the LORD have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
¶Thus saith the Lord GOD to Tyrus; 34Shall not the 35isles shake at the sound of thy fall, when the 36wounded 37cry, when the 38slaughter is made in the midst of thee?
Then all the princes of the 39sea shall 40come down from their thrones, and lay away their robes, and put off 41their broidered garments: they shall clothe themselves with trembling; they shall sit upon the ground, and shall tremble at every moment, and be astonished at thee.
And they shall take up a lamentatione for thee, and say to thee, 42How art thou destroyed, that wast 43inhabited of seafaring men, the renowned city, which wast strong in the sea, she and her inhabitants, which cause their terror to be on all that 44haunt it!
Now shall the isles tremble in the day of thy fall; yea, the isles that are in the sea shall be troubled at thy 45departure.
For thus saith the Lord GOD; When I shall make thee a desolate city, like the cities that are not inhabited; when I shall bring up the 46deep upon thee, and 47great waters shall cover thee;
When I shall bring thee down with them that descend into the 48pit, with the 49people of old time, and shall set thee in the 50low parts of the earth, in 51places desolate of old, with them that go down to the pit, that thou be not inhabited; and I shall set 52glory in the 53land of the living;
I will make thee a 54terror, and thou shalt be 55no more: though thou be 56sought for, yet shalt thou never be found again, saith the Lord GOD.