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 to me,
26:2 Son of man, because that Tyre hath said against Jerusalem,
Aha, she is broken [that was] the gates of the people: she is
turned to me: I shall be replenished, [now] she is laid waste:
26:3 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; 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.
26:4 And they shall destroy the walls of Tyre, 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 who [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 Tyre
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 in which is made a
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 water.
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 Tyre; 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 by
sea-faring men, the renowned city, which wast strong in the
sea, she and her inhabitants, who cause their terror [to be] on
all that haunt it!
26:18 Now shall the isles tremble in the day of thy fall; yes,
the isles that [are] in the sea shall be disturbed 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 cover
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 shalt be sought for, yet shalt thou never be found
again, saith the Lord GOD.