Ezekiel 26

1 And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the first day of the month, that the word of יהוה came unto me, saying,

2 “Son of man, because that Tyrus hath said against Jerusalem (Yerushalayim), ‘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;’

3 Therefore thus saith Lord (Adonai) יהוה: ‘Behold, I am against you, O Tyrus, and will cause many nations to come up against you, as the sea causeth his waves to come up.

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.

5 It shall be a place for the spreading of nets in the midst of the sea, for I have spoken it,’ saith Lord (Adonai) יהוה; ‘and it shall become a spoil to the nations.

6 And her daughters which are in the field shall be slain by the sword; and they shall know that I am יהוה.’

7 For thus saith Lord (Adonai) יהוה: ‘Behold, I will bring upon Tyrus Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon (Bavel), a king of kings, from the north, with horses, and with chariots, and with horsemen, and companies, and much people.

8 He shall slay with the sword your daughters in the field; and he shall make a fort against you, and cast a mount against you, and lift up the buckler against you.

9 And he shall set engines of war against your walls, and with his axes he shall break down your towers.

10 By reason of the abundance of his horses their dust shall cover you; your walls shall shake at the noise of the horsemen, and of the wheels, and of the chariots, when he shall enter into your gates, as men enter into a city wherein is made a breach.

11 With the hoofs of his horses shall he tread down all your streets; he shall slay your people by the sword, and your strong garrisons shall go down to the ground.

12 And they shall make a spoil of your riches, and make a prey of your merchandise; and they shall break down your walls, and destroy your pleasant houses; and they shall lay your stones and your timber and your dust in the midst of the water.

13 And I will cause the noise of your songs to cease; and the sound of your harps shall be no more heard.

14 And I will make you like the top of a rock; you shalt be a place to spread nets upon; you shalt be built no more, for I יהוה have spoken it,’ saith Lord (Adonai) יהוה.

15 Thus saith Lord (Adonai) יהוה to Tyrus: ‘Shall not the isles shake at the sound of your fall, when the wounded cry, when the slaughter is made in the midst of you?

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 you.

17 And they shall take up a lamentation for you, and say to you: ‘How are you 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!

18 Now shall the isles tremble in the day of your fall; yea, the isles that are in the sea shall be troubled at your departure.”’

19 For thus saith Lord (Adonai) יהוה: ‘When I shall make you a desolate city, like the cities that are not inhabited; when I shall bring up the deep upon you, and great waters shall cover you;

20 When I shall bring you down with them that descend into the pit, with the people of old time, and shall set you in the low parts of the earth, in places desolate of old, with them that go down to the pit, that you be not inhabited; and I shall set glory in the land of the living;

21 I will make you a terror, and you shalt be no more; though you be sought for, yet shalt you never be found again,’ saith Lord (Adonai) יהוה.”