Ezekiel 26 ©

1 Tyrus for insulting over the distress of Jerusalem is threatened with destruction, 7 of which Nebuchadrezzar shall be made the instrument. 15 The consternation and mourning of the isles and princes of the sea for her fall.


AND it came to pass in the eleventh year, ain the first day of the month, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,


Son of man, because that bTyrus hath said against Jerusalem, cAha, she is broken that was the dgates of the people: eshe is turned unto me: I shall be replenished, now she is laid waste:


Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; fBehold, I am against thee, O Tyrus, and will cause gmany nations to come up against thee, as the hsea causeth his waves to come up.


And they ishall destroy the walls of Tyrus, and break down her towers: jI will also scrape her dust from her, and make her like the top of a rock.


kIt shall be a place for the spreading of nets in the midst of the sea: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD: and lit shall become a spoil to the nations.

l v.12.

And mher daughters 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; nBehold, I will bring upon Tyrus oNebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, a pking of kings, qfrom the north, rwith horses, and with chariots, and with horsemen, and companies, and much people.


sHe shall slay with the sword tthy daughters in the field: and uhe shall make a fort against thee, and 1*cast a mount against thee, and lift up the *buckler against thee.

s v.6.

And he shall set *engines of war against thy walls, and with his axes he shall break down thy towers.


vBy reason of the abundance of 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, 2as men enter into a city wherein is made a breach.


With the hoofs of his horses shall he tread down all thy streets: he shall slay thy people by the sword, and thy strong garrisons shall wgo down to the ground.


And xthey shall make a spoil of thy riches, and make a *prey of thy merchandise: and they shall break down thy walls, and destroy 3thy pleasant houses: and they shall lay thy stones and thy timber and thy dust in the midst of the water.


yAnd I will cause the noise of thy songs to cease; and the sound of thy harps shall be no more heard.


zAnd I will make thee like the top of a rock: thou shalt be a place to spread nets upon; thou shalt be built no more: for aI the LORD have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.

z v.4,5,12.

¶Thus saith the Lord GOD to Tyrus; Shall not the isles bshake at the sound of thy fall, when the wounded cry, when the slaughter is made in the midst of thee?


Then all the cprinces of the sea shall come down from their thrones, and dlay away their robes, and put off their *broidered garments: they shall clothe themselves with 4trembling; they shall sit upon the ground, and shall etremble at every moment, and be fastonished at thee.


And they shall take up a glamentation for thee, and say to thee, How art thou destroyed, that wast inhabited 5of seafaring men, hthe renowned city, which wast strong in the sea, she and her inhabitants, which cause their terror to be on all that haunt it!


iNow shall the isles tremble in the day of thy fall; yea, the isles that are in the sea shall be troubled at thy jdeparture.


For thus saith the Lord GOD; When I shall make thee a desolate city, like the cities that are not inhabited; kwhen I shall bring up the deep upon thee, and great waters shall cover thee;


When lI shall bring thee down with them that descend into the pit, with the people of old time, and shall set thee in the low parts of the earth, in places desolate of old, with them that go down to the pit, that thou be not inhabited; and I shall set glory in the land of the living;


I will make thee 6a terror, and thou shalt be no more : though thou be sought for, yet mshalt thou never be found again, saith the Lord GOD.