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
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
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 nations.
And her daughters which are in the field shall be slain by the sword; and they
shall know that I am the LORD.
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 people.
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: he shall slay thy
people by the sword, and thy strong garrisons shall go down to the ground.
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
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 of thee?
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
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.