(26:1) "And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the
first day of the month...."|
The eleventh year and the first day of the month? But on which month? And the 11th year of what?
|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,
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:||
God says he will destroy Tyrus. He plans to kill everyone, but he is especially looking
forward to killing all of the women. "And her daughters ... shall be slain by the sword; and
they shall know that I am the LORD."
(26:3) "Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Tyrus, and will cause many nations to come up against thee."
|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.
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
And her daughters which are in the field shall be slain by the sword; and they shall know
that I am the LORD.||
(26:6) "And her daughters ... 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
Nebuchadrezzar, "king of kings" -- so that's who that movie is about!
(26:7-8) "For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will bring upon Tyrus Nebuchadrezzar ... king of kings ... He shall slay with the sword thy daughters."
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.
And he shall set engines of war against thy walls, and with his axes he
shall break down thy towers.||
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.||
With the hoofs of his horses shall he tread down all thy streets:
slay thy people by the sword, and thy strong garrisons shall go down to the
(26:11) "He shall slay thy people by the sword."
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.||
And I will cause the noise of thy songs to cease; and the sound of thy
harps shall be no more heard.||
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.||
(26:14, 21) Ezekiel prophesies that Tyrus will be
completely destroyed by Nebuchadrezzar and will never be built again. But it
wasn't destroyed, as evidenced by the visits to Tyre by Jesus and Paul (Matthew 15:21, Mark 7:24, 31,
(26:14) "Thou [Tyrus] shalt be built no more: for I the LORD have spoken it."
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
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.
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!||
Now shall the isles tremble in the day of thy fall; yea, the isles that
are in the sea shall be troubled at thy departure.||
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 thee;||
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;||
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.
(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."