And they shall make a spoil of thy riches
The Chaldean army, when they entered the city, and got possession of it, would plunder it, and divide the riches of it among them: and make a prey of thy merchandise;
of the merchants' goods, laid up in their warehouses for sale, which was greatly hindered by this long siege; compare with this ( Revelation 18:11 Revelation 18:12 ) : and they shall break down thy walls;
the walls of their houses; mention being made before of breaking down the walls of the city, towers, and garrisons: and destroy thy pleasant houses;
or, "houses of thy desire" F12; the most desirable ones in the city; the houses of their princes and chief magistrates; their summer houses; or which were most delightfully situated towards the sea, to have the prospect and advantage of that: and they shall lay thy stones and thy timber and thy dust in the midst
of the water;
of the sea, near unto or about it; into which they cast the rubbish of the demolished houses, stones, timber, and dust, and so left it bare and naked: or rather this was fulfilled when Alexander, with the ruins of old Tyre, its stones, timber, and rubbish, and trees from Lebanon, made a causeway from the continent to the island; and by that means took it, after seven months' toil and labour of this sort F13.