Ezekiel 26:1

A Prophecy Against Tyre

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

Ezekiel 26:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the first day of the month, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
ESV
1 In the eleventh year, on the first day of the month, the word of the LORD came to me:
NLT
1 On February 3, during the twelfth year of King Jehoiachin’s captivity, this message came to me from the LORD :
MSG
1 In the eleventh year, on the first day of the month, God's Message came to me:
CSB
1 In 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 month of the twelfth year, on the first day of the month, the word of the LORD came to me:
2 “Son of man, because Tyre has said of Jerusalem, ‘Aha! The gate to the nations is broken, and its doors have swung open to me; now that she lies in ruins I will prosper,’
3 therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am against you, Tyre, and I will bring many nations against you, like the sea casting up its waves.
4 They will destroy the walls of Tyre and pull down her towers; I will scrape away her rubble and make her a bare rock.
5 Out in the sea she will become a place to spread fishnets, for I have spoken, declares the Sovereign LORD. She will become plunder for the nations,

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Ezekiel 24:1; Ezekiel 29:1; Ezekiel 30:20

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Probable reading of the original Hebrew text; Masoretic Text does not have "month of the twelfth" .