Therefore thus saith the Lord God
Who knew the thoughts of the inhabitants of Tyre, and what joy possessed their hearts, and which their lips expressed; and who informs the prophet of it, though at a great distance, and declares his resentment at it: behold, I am against thee, O Tyrus;
and nothing can be more dreadful and formidable than to have God against a nation, city, or a particular person: Tyre was a type of antichrist, who will express a like joy at the death of the witnesses; thinking that the merchandise of Rome will be increased greatly, and there will be nothing to interrupt it, ( Revelation 11:10 ) , but God will show his displeasure, and bring sudden destruction on it: and will cause many nations to come up against thee, as the sea causeth
his waves to come up;
the Chaldean army, consisting of soldiers of many nations; who for their number, noise, and fury, are compared to the raging waves of the sea. So the Targum,
``I will bring up against thee an army of many people, as the sea ascendeth in the raging of its waves;''the ten kings shall hate the whore, and destroy her, even those very people she reigns over, compared to many waters, ( Revelation 17:15 Revelation 17:16 ) .