The sin of Tyre, ver. 1, 2.
The utter destruction of it, ver. 3 - 14.
The astonishment of the neighbouring nations, ver. 15 - 21.
|26:1||In the eleventh year - Of Jechoniah's captivity, the year wherein Jerusalem was taken. The month - That month which followed the taking of Jerusalem.|
|26:2||Because - Probably God revealed this to the prophet as soon as these insulting Tyrians spoke it. The gates - The great mart of nations, people from all parts. She is turned - The trading interest will turn to me.|
|26:4||Scrape - I will leave thee nothing; thou shalt be scraped, and swept, that not so much as dust shall remain in thee. Like - As bare as was the rock on which thy city is built.|
|26:6||Her daughters - The lesser cities.In the field - On the firm land.|
|26:11||Garrisons - Bastions, or forts, or triumphal arches.|
|26:12||Shall lay - It had been a quicker way, to have burnt all; but the greedy soldier might dream of treasures hid in walls, or under the timber, and therefore take the pains to pull all down, and throw it into the sea.|
|26:14||No more - Tho' there was a city of that name built, yet it was built on the continent; and in propriety of speech, was another city.|
|26:15||The isles - Isles which are places freest from danger of invasions, will shake with fear, when they learn that Tyre is fallen.|
|26:16||The princes - Who were lords of the islands of that sea.Come down - In token of condolence. Trembling - They shall be afraid of their own concerns, and astonished in the midst of their fears.|
|26:18||In the sea - At a great distance, and farther from land.Departure - Leaving thy ancient dwelling, to go into captivity.|
|26:19||The deep - Nebuchadnezzar's army.Great waters - Great afflictions.|
|26:20||Bring thee down - When I shall slay thee, and throw thee into the grave. With the people - Who are long since dead, and gone to eternity. The low parts - Another description of the grave, from the situation and solitude of it. Set glory - Then I will restore the beauty, strength, and wealth of Israel, and bring them back to Jerusalem.In the land - In the land of Judea, called, land of the living, because a land, where God will bless, and give life by his word, ordinances, and spirit: thus different shall Tyre's captivity and Jerusalem's be.|
|26:21||A terror - To all that hear of thee.|