26On February 3, during the twelfth year of King Jehoiachin’s captivity, this message came to me from the Lord:H6249H6240H8141H259H2320H1697H3068H559 2“Son of man, Tyre has rejoiced over the fall of Jerusalem, saying, ‘Ha! She who was the gateway to the rich trade routes to the east has been broken, and I am the heir! Because she has been made desolate, I will become wealthy!’H1121H120H6865H559H3389H1889H7665H1817H5971H5437H4390H2717 3“Therefore, this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am your enemy, O Tyre, and I will bring many nations against you, like the waves of the sea crashing against your shoreline.H559H136H3069H6865H7227H1471H5927H3220H1530H5927 4They will destroy the walls of Tyre and tear down its towers. I will scrape away its soil and make it a bare rock!H7843H2346H6865H2040H4026H5500H6083H5414H6706H5553 5It will be just a rock in the sea, a place for fishermen to spread their nets, for I have spoken, says the Sovereign Lord. Tyre will become the prey of many nations,H4894H2764H8432H3220H1696H5002H136H3069H957H1471 6and its mainland villages will be destroyed by the sword. Then they will know that I am the Lord.H1323H7704H2026H2719H3045H3068 7“This is what the Sovereign Lord says: From the north I will bring King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon against Tyre. He is king of kings and brings his horses, chariots, charioteers, and great army.H559H136H3069H935H6865H5019H4428H894H4428H4428H6828H5483H7393H6571H6951H7227H5971 8First he will destroy your mainland villages. Then he will attack you by building a siege wall, constructing a ramp, and raising a roof of shields against you.H2026H2719H1323H7704H5414H1785H8210H5550H6965H6793 9He will pound your walls with battering rams and demolish your towers with sledgehammers.H5414H4239H6904H2346H2719H5422H4026 10The hooves of his horses will choke the city with dust, and the noise of the charioteers and chariot wheels will shake your walls as they storm through your broken gates.H8229H5483H80H3680H2346H7493H6963H6571H1534H7393H935H8179H3996H5892H1234 11His horsemen will trample through every street in the city. They will butcher your people, and your strong pillars will topple.H6541H5483H7429H2351H2026H5971H2719H5797H4676H3381H776 12“They will plunder all your riches and merchandise and break down your walls. They will destroy your lovely homes and dump your stones and timbers and even your dust into the sea.H7997H2428H962H7404H2040H2346H5422H2532H1004H7760H68H6086H6083H8432H4325 13I will stop the music of your songs. No more will the sound of harps be heard among your people.H1995H7892H7673H6963H3658H8085 14I will make your island a bare rock, a place for fishermen to spread their nets. You will never be rebuilt, for I, the Lord, have spoken. Yes, the Sovereign Lord has spoken!H5414H6706H5553H4894H2764H4894H1129H3068H1696H5002H136H3069 15“This is what the Sovereign Lord says to Tyre: The whole coastline will tremble at the sound of your fall, as the screams of the wounded echo in the continuing slaughter.H559H136H3069H6865H339H7493H6963H4658H2491H602H2027H2026H8432 16All the seaport rulers will step down from their thrones and take off their royal robes and beautiful clothing. They will sit on the ground trembling with horror at your destruction.H5387H3220H3381H3678H5493H4598H6584H7553H899H3847H2731H3427H776H2729H7281H8074 17Then they will wail for you, singing this funeral song: “O famous island city, once ruler of the sea, how you have been destroyed! Your people, with their naval power, once spread fear around the world.H5375H7015H559H6H3427H3220H1984H5892H2389H3220H3427H5414H2851H3427 18Now the coastlands tremble at your fall. The islands are dismayed as you disappear.H339H2729H3117H4658H339H3220H926H3318 19“This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will make Tyre an uninhabited ruin, like many others. I will bury you beneath the terrible waves of enemy attack. Great seas will swallow you.H559H136H3069H5414H2717H5892H5892H3427H5927H8415H7227H4325H3680 20I will send you to the pit to join those who descended there long ago. Your city will lie in ruins, buried beneath the earth, like those in the pit who have entered the world of the dead. You will have no place of respect here in the land of the living.H3381H3381H953H5971H5769H3427H8482H776H2723H5769H3381H953H3427H5414H6643H776H2416 21I will bring you to a terrible end, and you will exist no more. You will be looked for, but you will never again be found. I, the Sovereign Lord, have spoken!”H5414H1091H1245H5769H4672H5002H136H3069
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