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Chapter 26

Judgment on Tyre

1 Now in the eleventh year, on the first of the month, the word of the Lord came to me saying,
2 "Son of man, because Tyre has said concerning Jerusalem, 'Aha, the gateway of the peoples is broken; it has opened [fn] to me. I shall be filled, now that she is laid waste,'
3 therefore thus says the Lord [fn]God, 'Behold, I am against you, O Tyre, and I will bring up many nations against you, as the sea brings up its waves.
4 'They will destroy the walls of Tyre and break down her towers; and I will scrape her debris from her and make her a bare rock.
5 'She will be a place for the spreading of nets in the midst of the sea, for I have spoken,' declares the Lord God, 'and she will become spoil for the nations.
6 'Also her daughters who are on [fn] the mainland will be slain by the sword, and they will know that I am the Lord.' "

7 For thus says the Lord God, "Behold, I will bring upon Tyre from the north Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, king of kings, with horses, chariots, cavalry and a [fn] great army.
8 "He will slay your daughters on [fn] the mainland with the sword; and he will make siege walls against you, cast up a ramp against you and raise up a large shield against you.
9 "The blow of his battering rams he will direct against your walls, and with his axes [fn] he will break down your towers.
10 "Because of the multitude of his horses, the dust raised by them will cover you; your walls will shake at the noise of cavalry and wagons [fn] and chariots when he enters your gates as men enter a city that is breached.
11 "With the hoofs of his horses he will trample all your streets. He will slay your people with the sword; and your strong pillars will come down to the ground.
12 "Also they will make a spoil of your riches and a prey of your merchandise, break down your walls and destroy your pleasant houses, and throw [fn] your stones and your timbers and your debris into the water.
13 "So I will silence [fn] the sound of your songs, and the sound of your harps will be heard no more.
14 "I will make you a bare rock; you will be a place for the spreading of nets. You will be built no more, for I the Lord have spoken," declares the Lord God.

15 Thus says the Lord God to Tyre, "Shall not the coastlands shake at the sound of your fall when the wounded groan, when the slaughter occurs in your midst?
16 "Then all the princes of the sea will go down from their thrones, remove their robes and strip off their embroidered garments. They will clothe themselves with trembling [fn]; they will sit on the ground, tremble every moment and be appalled at you.
17 "They will take up a lamentation over you and say to you,
'How you have perished, O inhabited one, From the seas, O renowned city, Which was mighty on the sea, She and her inhabitants, Who imposed [fn] her [fn] terror On all her inhabitants!
18 'Now the coastlands will tremble On the day of your fall; Yes, the coastlands which are by the sea Will be terrified at your passing.' "
19 For thus says the Lord God, "When I make you a desolate city, like the cities which are not inhabited, when I bring up the deep over you and the great waters cover you,
20 then I will bring you down with those who go down to the pit, to the people of old, and I will make you dwell in the lower parts of the earth, like the ancient waste places, with those who go down to the pit, so that you will not be [fn] inhabited; but I will set glory in the land of the living.
21 "I will bring [fn] terrors on you and you will be no more; though you will be sought, you will never be found again," declares the Lord God.


Chapter 27

Lament over Tyre

1 Moreover, the word of the Lord came to me saying,
2 "And you, son of man, take up a lamentation over Tyre;
3 and say to Tyre, who dwells at the entrance [fn] to the sea, merchant of the peoples to many coastlands, 'Thus says the Lord [fn]God,
"O Tyre, you have said, 'I am perfect in beauty.'
4 "Your borders are in the heart of the seas; Your builders have perfected your beauty.
5 "They have made [fn] all your planks of fir trees from Senir; They have taken a cedar from Lebanon to make a mast for you.
6 "Of oaks from Bashan they have made your oars; With ivory they have inlaid [fn] your deck of boxwood from the coastlands of Cyprus.
7 "Your sail was of fine embroidered linen from Egypt So that it became your distinguishing [fn] mark; Your awning [fn] was blue [fn] and purple from the coastlands of Elishah.
8 "The inhabitants of Sidon and Arvad were your rowers; Your wise men, O Tyre, were aboard [fn]; they were your pilots.
9 "The elders of Gebal and her wise men were with you repairing your seams; All the ships of the sea and their sailors were with you in order to deal in your merchandise.
10 "Persia and Lud and Put were in your army, your men of war. They hung shield and helmet in you; they set forth your splendor.
11 "The sons of Arvad and your army were on your walls, all around, and the Gammadim [fn] were in your towers. They hung their shields on your walls all around; they perfected your beauty.

12 "Tarshish was your customer because of the abundance of all kinds of wealth; with silver, iron, tin and lead they paid for your wares.
13 "Javan, Tubal and Meshech, they were your traders; with the lives of men and vessels of bronze they paid for your merchandise.
14 "Those from Beth-togarmah gave horses and war horses and mules for your wares.
15 "The sons of Dedan were your traders. Many coastlands were your [fn] market; ivory tusks and ebony they brought as your payment.
16 "Aram was your customer because of the abundance of your goods [fn]; they paid for your wares with emeralds, purple, embroidered work, fine linen, coral and rubies.
17 "Judah and the land of Israel, they were your traders; with the wheat of Minnith, cakes [fn], honey, oil and balm they paid for your merchandise.
18 "Damascus was your customer because of the abundance of your goods [fn], because of the abundance of all kinds of wealth, because of the wine of Helbon and white wool.
19 "Vedan and Javan paid for your wares from [fn] Uzal; wrought iron, cassia and sweet [fn] cane were among your merchandise.
20 "Dedan traded with you in saddlecloths for riding.
21 "Arabia and all the princes of Kedar, they were your [fn] customers for lambs, rams and goats; for these they were your customers.
22 "The traders of Sheba and Raamah, they traded with you; they paid for your wares with the best of all kinds of spices, and with all kinds of precious stones and gold.
23 "Haran, Canneh, Eden, the traders of Sheba, Asshur and Chilmad traded with you.
24 "They traded with you in choice garments, in clothes of blue [fn] and embroidered work, and in carpets of many colors and tightly wound cords, which were among your merchandise.
25 "The ships of Tarshish were the [fn] carriers for your merchandise.
And you were filled and were very glorious [fn] In the heart of the seas.

26 "Your rowers have brought you Into great waters; The east wind has broken you In the heart of the seas.
27 "Your wealth, your wares, your merchandise, Your sailors and your pilots, Your repairers of seams, your dealers in merchandise And all your men of war who are in you, With all your company that is in your midst, Will fall into the heart of the seas On the day of your overthrow.
28 "At the sound of the cry of your pilots The pasture lands will shake.
29 "All who handle the oar, The sailors and all the pilots of the sea Will come down from their ships; They will stand on the land,
30 And they will make their voice heard over you And will cry bitterly. They will cast dust on their heads, They will wallow in ashes.
31 "Also they will make themselves bald for you And gird themselves with sackcloth; And they will weep for you in bitterness of soul With bitter mourning.
32 "Moreover, in their wailing they will take up a lamentation for you And lament over you: 'Who is like Tyre, Like her who is silent in the midst of the sea?
33 'When your wares went out from the seas, You satisfied many peoples; With the abundance of your wealth and your merchandise You enriched the kings of earth.
34 'Now [fn] that you are broken by the seas In the depths of the waters, Your merchandise and all your company Have fallen in the midst of you.
35 'All the inhabitants of the coastlands Are appalled at you, And their kings are horribly afraid; They are troubled in countenance.
36 'The merchants among the peoples hiss at you; You have become terrified [fn] And you will cease to be forever.' ""'

Chapter 28

Tyre's King Overthrown

1 The word of the Lord came again to me, saying,
2 "Son of man, say to the leader [fn] of Tyre, 'Thus says the Lord [fn]God,
"Because your heart is lifted up And you have said, 'I am a god, I sit in the seat of gods [fn] In the heart of the seas'; Yet you are a man and not God, Although you make your heart like the heart of God—
3 Behold, you are wiser than Daniel; There is no secret that is a match for you.
4 "By your wisdom and understanding You have acquired riches for yourself And have acquired gold and silver for your treasuries.
5 "By your great wisdom, by your trade You have increased your riches And your heart is lifted up because of your riches—
6 Therefore thus says the Lord God, 'Because you have made your heart Like the heart of God,
7 Therefore, behold, I will bring strangers upon you, The most ruthless of the nations. And they will draw their swords Against the beauty of your wisdom And defile your splendor.
8 'They will bring you down to the pit, And you will die the death of those who are slain In the heart of the seas.
9 'Will you still say, "I am a god," In the presence of your slayer, Though you are a man and not God, In the hands of those who wound you?
10 'You will die the death of the uncircumcised By the hand of strangers, For I have spoken!' declares the Lord God!""'
11 Again the word of the Lord came to me saying,
12 "Son of man, take up a lamentation over the king of Tyre and say to him, 'Thus says the Lord God,
"You had [fn] the seal of perfection, Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
13 "You were in Eden, the garden of God; Every precious stone was your covering: The ruby, the topaz and the diamond; The beryl, the onyx and the jasper; The lapis lazuli, the turquoise and the emerald; And the gold, the workmanship of your settings [fn] and sockets [fn], Was in you. On the day that you were created They were prepared.
14 "You were the anointed cherub who covers [fn], And I placed you there. You were on the holy mountain of God; You walked in the midst of the stones of fire.
15 "You were blameless in your ways From the day you were created Until unrighteousness was found in you.
16 "By the abundance of your trade You [fn] were internally filled with violence, And you sinned; Therefore I have cast you as profane From the mountain of God. And I have destroyed you, O covering [fn] cherub, From the midst of the stones of fire.
17 "Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; You corrupted your wisdom by reason of your splendor. I cast you to the ground; I put you before kings, That they may see you.
18 "By the multitude of your iniquities, In the unrighteousness of your trade You profaned your sanctuaries. Therefore I have brought fire from the midst of you; It has consumed you, And I have turned you to ashes on the earth In the eyes of all who see you.
19 "All who know you among the peoples Are appalled at you; You have become terrified [fn] And you will cease to be forever.""'

Judgment of Sidon

20 And the word of the Lord came to me saying,
21 "Son of man, set your face toward Sidon, prophesy against her
22 and say, 'Thus says the Lord God,
"Behold, I am against you, O Sidon, And I will be [fn] glorified in your midst. Then they will know that I am the Lord when I execute judgments in her, And I will manifest My holiness in her.
23 "For I will send pestilence to her And blood to her streets, And the wounded will fall [fn] in her midst By the sword upon her on every side; Then they will know that I am the Lord.
24 "And there will be no more for the house of Israel a prickling brier or a painful thorn from any round about them who scorned them; then they will know that I am the Lord God."

Israel Regathered

25 'Thus says the Lord God, "When I gather the house of Israel from the peoples among whom they are scattered, and will manifest My holiness in them in the sight of the nations, then they will live in their land [fn] which I gave to My servant Jacob.
26 "They will live in it securely; and they will build houses, plant vineyards and live securely when I execute judgments upon all who scorn them round about them. Then they will know that I am the Lord their God.""'

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