Ezekiel 26

CLV(i) 1 And it comes to pass, in the eleventh year, in the first of the month, there has been a word of Yahweh unto me, saying:`Son of man, 2 Because that Tyre has said of Jerusalem:Aha, she has been broken, the doors of the peoples, She has turned round unto me, I am filled--she has been laid waste, 3 Therefore, thus said the Lord Yahweh:Lo, I [am] against you, O Tyre, And have caused to come up against you many nations, As the sea causes its billows to come up." 4 And they have destroyed the walls of Tyre, And they have broken down her towers, And I have scraped her dust from her, And made her for a clear place of a rock." 5 A spreading place of nets she is in the midst of the sea, For I--I have spoken--an affirmation of the Lord Yahweh, And she has been for a spoil to nations." 6 And her daughters who [are] in the field, by sword they are slain, And they have known that I [am] Yahweh, 7 For, thus said the Lord Yahweh:Lo, I am bringing in unto Tyre Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, From the north--a king of kings, With horse, and with chariot, and with horsemen, Even an assembly, and a numerous people." 8 Your daughters in the field by sword he slays, And he has made against you a fort, And has poured out against you a mount, And has raised against you a buckler." 9 And a battering-ram before him he places against your walls, And your towers he breaks by his weapons." 10 From the abundance of his horses cover you does their dust, From the noise of horseman, and wheel, and rider, Shake do your walls, in his coming in to your gates, As the coming into a city broken-up." 11 With hoofs of his horses he treads all your out-places, Your people by sword he does slay, And the pillars of your strength to the earth come down." 12 And they have spoiled your wealth, And they have plundered your merchandise, And they have thrown down your walls, And your desirable houses they break down, And your stones, and your wood, and your dust, In the midst of the waters they place." 13 And I have caused the noise of your songs to cease, And the voice of your harps is heard no more." 14 And I have given you up for a clear place of a rock, A spreading-place of nets you are, You are not built up any more, For I, Yahweh, I have spoken, An affirmation of the Lord Yahweh." 15 Thus said the Lord Yahweh to Tyre:Do not--from the noise of your fall, In the groaning of the wounded, In the slaying of the slaughter in your midst, The isles shake? 16 And come down from off their thrones have all princes of the sea, And they have turned aside their robes, And their embroidered garments strip off, Trembling they put on, on the earth they sit, And they have trembled every moment, And they have been astonished at you, 17 And have lifted up for you a lamentation, And said to you:How have you perished, That are inhabited from the seas, The praised city, that was strong in the sea, She and her inhabitants, Who put their terror on all her inhabitants!" 18 Now they tremble, is it not the day of your fall? Troubled have been the isles that [are] in the sea, at your outgoing." 19 For thus said the Lord Yahweh:In my making you a city wasted, Like cities that have not been inhabited, In bringing up against you the deep, Then covered you have the great waters." 20 And I have caused you to go down, With those going down to the pit, Unto the people of old, And I have caused you to dwell in the land, The lower parts--in wastes of old, With those going down to the pit, So that you are not inhabited, And I have given beauty in the land of the living." 21 Wastes I do make you, and you are not, And you are sought, and are not found any more--to the eon, An affirmation of the Lord Yahweh!'"