Ezekiel 26:1

Prophecy Against Tyre

1 1In the eleventh year, on the first day of the month, the word of the LORD came to me:

Ezekiel 26:1 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 26:1

And it came to pass in the eleventh year
Of Jehoiachin's captivity and Zedekiah's reign, the same year that Jerusalem was taken: in the first day of the month;
but what month is not mentioned; some have thought the first month, and so it was the first day of the year; others the fourth, the same in which the city of Jerusalem was taken; but more probably the fifth, the first of which was twenty days after the taking it; in which time the news of it might be brought to Tyre, at which she rejoiced; and for which her destruction is threatened, and here prophesied of: that the word of the Lord came unto me, saying;
as follows:

Ezekiel 26:1 In-Context

1 In the eleventh year, on the first day of the month, the word of the LORD came to me:
2 "Son of man, because Tyre said concerning Jerusalem, 'Aha, the gate of the peoples is broken; it has swung open to me. I shall be replenished, now that she is laid waste,'
3 therefore thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I am against you, O Tyre, and will bring up many nations against you, as the sea brings up its waves.
4 They shall destroy the walls of Tyre and break down her towers, and I will scrape her soil from her and make her a bare rock.
5 She shall be in the midst of the sea a place for the spreading of nets, for I have spoken, declares the Lord GOD. And she shall become plunder for the nations,

Cross References 1

  • 1. See Ezekiel 20:1