26 1And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the first day
of the month, that the word of Jehovah came unto me, saying,
2Son of man,
because that Tyre hath said against Jerusalem, Aha, she is broken that
was the gate of the peoples; she is turned unto me; I shall be
replenished, now that she is laid waste:
3therefore thus saith the Lord
Jehovah, Behold, I am against thee, O Tyre, and will cause many nations to
come up against thee, as the sea causeth its waves to come up.
shall destroy the walls of Tyre, and break down her towers: I will also
scrape her dust from her, and make her a bare rock.
5She shall be a place
for the spreading of nets in the midst of the sea; for I have spoken it,
saith the Lord Jehovah; and she shall become a spoil to the nations.
her daughters that are in the field shall be slain with the sword: and they
shall know that I am Jehovah.
7For thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I
will bring upon Tyre Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, king of kings, from the
north, with horses, and with chariots, and with horsemen, and a company, and
8He shall slay with the sword thy daughters in the field;
and he shall make forts against thee, and cast up a mound against thee, and
raise up the buckler against thee.
9And he shall set his battering
engines against thy walls, and with his axes he shall break down thy towers.
10By 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 wagons, and of
the chariots, when he shall enter into thy gates, as men enter into a city
wherein is made a breach.
11With the hoofs of his horses shall he tread
down all thy streets; he shall slay thy people with the sword; and the
pillars of thy strength shall go down to the ground.
12And 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 pleasant houses; and they shall
lay thy stones and thy timber and thy dust in the midst of the waters.
13And I will cause the noise of thy songs to cease; and the sound of thy
harps shall be no more heard.
14And I will make thee a bare rock; thou
shalt be a place for the spreading of nets; thou shalt be built no more: for
I Jehovah have spoken it, saith the Lord Jehovah.
15Thus saith the Lord
Jehovah to Tyre: shall not the isles shake at the sound of thy fall, when the
wounded groan, when the slaughter is made in the midst of thee?
all the princes of the sea shall come down from their thrones, and lay aside
their robes, and strip off their broidered garments: they shall clothe
themselves with trembling; they shall sit upon the ground, and shall tremble
every moment, and be astonished at thee.
17And they shall take up a
lamentation over thee, and say to thee, How art thou destroyed, that wast
inhabited by seafaring men, the renowned city, that was strong in the sea,
she and her inhabitants, that caused their terror to be on all that dwelt
18Now shall the isles tremble in the day of thy fall; yea, the
isles that are in the sea shall be dismayed at thy departure.
saith the Lord Jehovah: When I shall make thee a desolate city, like the
cities that are not inhabited; when I shall bring up the deep upon thee, and
the great waters shall cover thee;
20then will I bring thee down with
them that descend into the pit, to the people of old time, and will make thee
to dwell in the nether parts of the earth, in the places that are desolate of
old, with them that go down to the pit, that thou be not inhabited; and I
will set glory in the land of the living:
21I will make thee a terror,
and thou shalt no more have any being; though thou be sought for, yet shalt
thou never be found again, saith the Lord Jehovah.