Prophecy Against Tyre
26:1 And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in
the first day of the month, that the word of the LORD came
unto me, saying,
26:2 Son of man, because that Tyrus hath said against
Jerusalem, Aha, she is broken that was the gates of the
people: she is turned unto me: I shall be replenished, now
she is laid waste:
26:3 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am
against thee, O Tyrus, and will cause many nations to come
up against thee, as the sea causeth his waves to come up.
26:4 And they shall destroy the walls of Tyrus, and break
down her towers: I will also scrape her dust from her, and
make her like the top of a rock.
26:5 It 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 it shall become a spoil to the nations.
26:6 And her daughters which are in the field shall be
slain by the sword; and they shall know that I am the LORD.
26:7 For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will bring upon
Tyrus Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, a king of kings, from
the north, with horses, and with chariots, and with
horsemen, and companies, and much people.
26:8 He shall slay with the sword thy daughters in the
field: and he shall make a fort against thee, and cast a
mount against thee, and lift up the buckler against thee.
26:9 And he shall set engines of war against thy walls, and
with his axes he shall break down thy towers.
26:10 By 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, as men enter into a city wherein
is made a breach.
26:11 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 go down to the ground.
26:12 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 pleasant houses: and they shall lay
thy stones and thy timber and thy dust in the midst of the
26:13 And I will cause the noise of thy songs to cease; and
the sound of thy harps shall be no more heard.
26:14 And 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 I the LORD have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
26:15 Thus saith the Lord GOD to Tyrus; Shall not the isles
shake at the sound of thy fall, when the wounded cry, when
the slaughter is made in the midst of thee?
26:16 Then all the princes of the sea shall come down from
their thrones, and lay away their robes, and put off their
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.
26:17 And they shall take up a lamentation for thee, and
say to thee, How art thou destroyed, that wast inhabited 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 haunt it!
26:18 Now shall the isles tremble in the day of thy fall;
yea, the isles that are in the sea shall be troubled at thy
26:19 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 deep upon thee, and great waters shall
26:20 When I 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;
26:21 I will make thee a terror, and thou shalt be no more:
though thou be sought for, yet shalt thou never be found
again, saith the Lord GOD.