For thus saith the Lord God
Both to the terror of Tyre, and for the comfort of his people: when I shall make thee a desolate city, like the cities that are not
whose trade is ruined, whose inhabitants are destroyed, and whose walls are broken down, and become a mere waste and desert; where no person or anything of value are to be seen: when I shall bring up the deep upon thee, and the great waters shall
the waters of the sea shall rush in and overflow the city, the walls of it being broken down; just as the old world, and the cities of it, were overflowed with the deluge, to which the allusion may be; whether this was literally accomplished on Tyre is not certain; perhaps it is to be taken in a figurative sense, and to be understood of the large army of the Chaldeans that should come up against it, and overpower it. So the Targum,
``when I shall bring up against them an army of people, who are many as the waters of the deep, and many people shall cover thee; see ( Revelation 17:15 Revelation 17:16 ) .''