Now in the eleventhyear, on the first of the month, the word of the LORDcame to me saying,
2"Son of man, because1Tyre has saidconcerningJerusalem, 'Aha, the 2gateway of the peoples is broken ; it has a3opened to me. I shall be filled, now that she is laidwaste,'
3thereforethussays the LordbGOD, 'Behold, I am against you, O Tyre, and I will bring up 4manynationsagainst you, as the 5seabrings up its waves.
'They will 6destroy the walls of Tyre and breakdown her towers ; and I will scrape her debris from her and make her a barerock.
'She will be a place for the spreading of nets in the midst of the sea, for I have spoken,' declares the LordGOD, 'and she will become7spoil for the nations.
'Also her 8daughterswho are con the mainland will be slain by the sword, and they will know that I am the LORD.' "
For thussays the LordGOD, "Behold, I will bring upon Tyre from the northNebuchadnezzarking of Babylon, 9king of kings, with horses, 10chariots, cavalry and da greatarmy .
"He will slay your daughterseon the mainland with the sword ; and he will make11siegewallsagainst you, cast up a 12rampagainst you and raise up a largeshieldagainst you.
"The blow of his batteringrams he will direct against your walls, and with his faxes he will breakdown your towers.
10"Because of the multitude of his 13horses, the dust raised by them will cover you; your walls will 14shake at the noise of cavalry and gwagons and chariots when he 15enters your gates as men enter a city that is breached.
"With the hoofs of his 16horses he will trampleall your streets. He will slay your people with the sword ; and your strongpillars will 17comedown to the ground.
"Also they will make a spoil of your riches and a prey of your 18merchandise, 19breakdown your walls and destroy your 20pleasanthouses, and hthrow your stones and your timbers and your debris21into the water.
"So I will isilence the sound of your 22songs, and the sound of your 23harps will be heardnomore.
"I will make you a barerock ; you will be a place for the spreading of nets. You will be 24builtnomore, for I the 25LORD have spoken," declares the LordGOD.
15Thussays the LordGOD to Tyre, "Shall not the 26coastlands27shake at the sound of your fall when the woundedgroan, when the slaughteroccurs in your midst ?
"Then all the princes of the sea will 28godown from their thrones, remove their robes and stripoff their embroideredgarments. They will 29clothe themselves with jtrembling ; they will sit on the ground, 30tremble every moment and be appalled at you.
"They will take up a 31lamentationover you and say to you, '32How you have perished, O inhabited one, From the seas, O renownedcity, Which was 33mighty on the sea, She and her inhabitants, Whokimposedlher terror On all her inhabitants !
18'Now the 34coastlands will tremble On the day of your fall ; Yes, the coastlandswhich are by the sea Will be terrified at your 35passing.' "
For thussays the LordGOD, "When I make you a desolatecity, like the citieswhich are not inhabited, when I 36bring up the deepover you and the greatwaterscover you,
then I will bring you down with those who 37godown to the pit, to the people of old, and I will make you dwell in the 38lowerparts of the earth, like the ancientwasteplaces, with those who godown to the pit, so that you will not mbe inhabited ; but I will set39glory in the land of the living.
"I will nbring40terrors on you and you will be nomore ; though you will be sought, 41you will never be foundagain," declares the LordGOD.