the eleventh year, on the first day of the month, the word of the Lord came to me, saying,
26:2 Son of man, because Tyre has said against Jerusalem, Aha, she who was the doorway of the peoples is broken ; she is turned over to them ; she who was full is made waste;
26:3 For this cause the Lord has said, See, I am against you, O Tyre, and will send up a number of nations against you as the sea sends up its waves.
26:4 And they will give the walls of Tyre to destruction and have its towers broken : and I will take even her dust away from her, and make her an uncovered rock
26:5 She will be a place for the stretching out of nets in the middle of the sea ; for I have said it, says the Lord: and her goods will be given over to the nations.
26:6 And her daughters in the open country will be put to the sword : and they will be certain that I am the Lord.
26:7 For this is what the Lord has said : See, I will send up from the north Nebuchadrezzar, king of Babylon, king of kings, against Tyre, with horses and war-carriages and with an army and great numbers of people.
26:8 He will put to the sword your daughters in the open country : he will make strong walls against you and put up an earthwork against you, arming himself for war against you.
26:9 He will put up his engines of war against your walls, and your towers will be broken down by his axes.
26:10 Because of the number of his horses you will be covered with their dust : your walls will be shaking at the noise of the horsemen and of the wheels and of the war-carriages, when he comes through your doorways, as into a town which has been broken open.
26:11 Your streets will be stamped down by the feet of his horses : he will put your people to the sword, and will send down the pillars of your strength to the earth.
26:12 They will take by force all your wealth and go off with the goods with which you do trade : they will have your walls broken down and all the houses of your desire given up to destruction : they will put your stones and your wood and your dust deep in the water.
26:13 I will put an end to the noise of your songs, and the sound of your instruments of music will be gone for ever.
26:14 I will make you an uncovered rock : you will be a place for the stretching out of nets ; there will be no building you up again : for I the Lord have said it, says the Lord.
26:15 This is what the Lord has said to Tyre: Will not the sea-lands be shaking at the sound of your fall, when the wounded give cries of pain, when men are put to the sword in you ?
26:16 Then all the rulers of the sea will come down from their high seats, and put away their robes and take off their clothing of needlework : they will put on the clothing of grief, they will take their seats on the earth, shaking with fear every minute and overcome with wonder at you.
26:17 And they will send up a song of grief for you, and say to you,
What destruction has come on you, how are you cut off from the sea, the noted town, which was strong in the sea, she and her people, causing the fear of them to come on all the dry land !
26:18 Now the sea-lands will be shaking in the day of your fall ; and all the ships on the sea will be overcome with fear at your going.
26:19 For this is what the Lord has said : I will make you a waste town, like the towns which are unpeopled ; when I make the deep come upon you, covering you with great waters.
26:20 Then I will make you go down with those who go down into the underworld, to the people of the past, causing your living-place to be in the deepest parts of the earth, in places long unpeopled, with those who go down into the deep, so that there will be no one living in you ; and you will have no glory in the land of the living.
26:21 I will make you a thing of fear, and you will come to an end: even if you are looked for, you will not be seen again for ever, says the Lord.
Ruin of Tyre foretold
word of the Lord came to me again, saying,
27:2 And you, son of man, make a song of grief for Tyre ;
27:3 And say to Tyre, O you who are seated at the doorway of the sea, trading for the peoples with the great sea-lands, these are the words of the Lord:
You, O Tyre, have said, I am a ship completely beautiful.
27:4 Your builders have made your outlines in the heart of the seas, they have made you completely beautiful.
27:5 They have made all your boards of fir-trees from Senir : they have taken cedars from Lebanon to make the supports for your sails.
27:6 Of oak-trees from Bashan they have made your driving blades ; they have made your floors of ivory and boxwood from the sea-lands of Kittim.
27:7 The best linen with needlework from Egypt was your sail, stretched out to be a flag for you ; blue and purple from the sea-lands of Elishah gave you shade.
27:8 The people of Zidon and Arvad were your boatmen ; the wise men of Zemer were in you ; they were guiding your ships ;
27:9 The responsible men of Gebal and its wise men were in you, making your boards watertight : all the ships of the sea with their seamen were in you trading in your goods.
27:10 Cush and Lud and Put were in your army, your men of war, hanging up their body-covers and head-dresses of war in you: they gave you your glory.
11 The men of Arvad in your army were on your walls, and were watchmen in your towers, hanging up their arms on your walls round about ; they made you completely beautiful.
27:12 Tarshish did business with you because of the great amount of your wealth ; they gave silver, iron, tin, and lead for your goods.
27:13 Javan, Tubal, and Meshech were your traders ; they gave living men and brass vessels for your goods.
27:14 The people of Togarmah gave horses and war-horses and transport beasts for your goods.
27:15 The men of Rodan were your traders : a great number of sea-lands did business with you : they gave you horns of ivory and ebony as an offering.
27:16 Edom did business with you because of the great number of things which you made ; they gave emeralds, purple, and needlework, and the best linen and coral and rubies for your goods.
27:17 Judah and the land of Israel were your traders ; they gave grain of Minnith and sweet cakes and honey and oil and perfume for your goods.
27:18 Damascus did business with you because of the great amount of your wealth, with wine of Helbon and white wool.
27:19 ... for your goods : they gave polished iron and spices for your goods.
27:20 Dedan did trade with you in cloths for the backs of horses.
27:21 Arabia and all the rulers of Kedar did business with you ; in lambs and sheep and goats, in these they did business with you.
27:22 The traders of Sheba and Raamah did trade with you ; they gave the best of all sorts of spices and all sorts of stones of great price and gold for your goods.
27:23 Haran and Canneh and Eden, the traders of Asshur and all the Medes :
27:24 These were your traders in beautiful robes, in rolls of blue and needlework, and in chests of coloured cloth, corded with cords and made of cedar-wood, in them they did trade with you.
27:25 Tarshish ships did business for you in your goods : and you were made full, and great was your glory in the heart of the seas.
27:26 Your boatmen have taken you into great waters: you have been broken by the east wind in the heart of the seas.
27:27 Your wealth and your goods, the things in which you do trade, your seamen and those guiding your ships, those who make your boards watertight, and those who do business with your goods, and all your men of war who are in you, with all who have come together in you, will go down into the heart of the seas in the day of your downfall.
27:28 At the sound of the cry of your ships' guides, the boards of the ship will be shaking.
27:29 And all the boatmen, the seamen and those who are expert at guiding a ship through the sea, will come down from their ships and take their places on the land ;
27:30 And their voices will be sounding over you, and crying bitterly they will put dust on their heads, rolling themselves in the dust :
27:31 And they will have the hair of their heads cut off because of you, and will put haircloth on their bodies, weeping for you with bitter grief in their souls, even with bitter sorrow.
27:32 And in their weeping they will make a song of grief for you, sorrowing over you and saying, Who is like Tyre, who has come to an end in the deep sea ?
27:33 When your goods went out over the seas, you made numbers of peoples full ; the wealth of the kings of the earth was increased with your great wealth and all your goods.
27:34 Now that you are broken by the seas in the deep waters, your goods and all your people will go down with you.
27:35 All the people of the sea-lands are overcome with wonder at you, and their kings are full of fear, their faces are troubled.
27:36 Those who do business among the peoples make sounds of surprise at you ; you have become a thing of fear, you have come to an end for ever.
EZEKIEL , 28
Fate if the king of Tyre
word of the Lord came to me again, saying,
28:2 Son of man, say to the ruler of Tyre, This is what the Lord has said : Because your heart has been lifted up, and you have said, I am a god, I am seated on the seat of God in the heart of the seas; but you are man and not God, though you have made your heart as the heart of God :
28:3 See, you are wiser than Daniel ; there is no secret which is deeper than your knowledge:
28:4 By your wisdom and deep knowledge you have got power for yourself, and put silver and gold in your store-houses :
28:5 By your great wisdom and by your trade your power is increased, and your heart is lifted up because of your power :
28:6 For this cause the Lord has said : Because you have made your heart as the heart of God,
28:7 See, I am sending against you strange men, feared among the nations : they will let loose their swords against your bright wisdom, they will make your glory a common thing.
28:8 They will send you down to the underworld, and your death will be the death of those who are put to the sword in the heart of the seas.
28:9 Will you say, in the face of those who are taking your life, I am God ? but you are man and not God in the hands of those who are wounding you.
28:10 Your death will be the death of those who are without circumcision, by the hands of men from strange lands: for I have said it, says the Lord.
28:11 Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying,
28:12 Son of man, make a song of grief for the king of Tyre, and say to him, This is what the Lord has said : You are all-wise and completely beautiful ;
28:13 You were in Eden, the garden of God ; every stone of great price was your clothing, the sardius, the topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the emerald and the carbuncle : your store-houses were full of gold, and things of great price were in you ; in the day when you were made they were got ready.
28:14 I gave you your place with the winged one ; I put you on the mountain of God ; you went up and down among the stones of fire.
28:15 There has been no evil in your ways from the day when you were made, till sin was seen in you.
28:16 Through all your trading you have become full of violent ways, and have done evil : so I sent you out shamed from the mountain of God ; the winged one put an end to you from among the stones of fire.
28:17 Your heart was lifted up because you were beautiful, you made your wisdom evil through your sin : I have sent you down, even to the earth ; I have made you low before kings, so that they may see you.
28:18 By all your sin, even by your evil trading, you have made your holy places unclean ; so I will make a fire come out from you, it will make a meal of you, and I will make you as dust on the earth before the eyes of all who see you.
28:19 All who have knowledge of you among the peoples will be overcome with wonder at you: you have become a thing of fear, and you will never be seen again.
28:20 And the word of the Lord came to me, saying,
28:21 Son of man, let your face be turned to Zidon, and be a prophet against it, and say,
28:22 These are the words of the Lord : See, I am against you, O Zidon ; and I will get glory for myself in you : and they will be certain that I am the Lord, when I send my punishments on her, and I will be seen to be holy in her.
28:23 And I will send on her disease and blood in her streets ; and the wounded will be falling in the middle of her, and the sword will be against her on every side ; and they will be certain that I am the Lord.
28:24 And there will no longer be a plant with sharp points wounding the children of Israel, or a thorn troubling them among any who are round about them, who put shame on them ; and they will be certain that I am the Lord.
28:25 This is what the Lord has said: When I have got together the children of Israel from the peoples among whom they are wandering, and have been made holy among them before the eyes of the nations, then they will have rest in the land which is theirs, which I gave to my servant Jacob.
26 And they will be safe there, building houses and planting vine-gardens and living without fear ; when I have sent my punishments on all those who put shame on them round about them ; and they will be certain that I am the Lord their God.
Prophecy against Egypt
29:1 In the
tenth year, in the tenth month, on the twelfth day of the month, the word of the Lord came to me, saying,
29:2 Son of man, let your face be turned against Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and be a prophet against him and against all Egypt :
29:3 Say to them, These are the words of the Lord:
See, I am against you, Pharaoh, king of Egypt, the great river-beast stretched out among his Nile streams, who has said, The Nile is mine, and I have made it for myself.
29:4 And I will put hooks in your mouth, and the fish of your streams will be hanging from your skin ; and I will make you come up out of your streams, with all the fish of your streams hanging from your skin.
29:5 And I will let you be in the waste land, you and all the fish of your streams: you will go down on the face of the land; you will not be taken up or put to rest in the earth ; I have given you for food to the beasts of the field and the birds of the heaven.
29:6 And it will be clear to all the people of Egypt that I am the Lord, because you have been a false support to the children of Israel.
29:7 When they took a grip of you in their hands, you were crushed so that their arms were broken: and when they put their weight on you for support, you were broken and all their muscles gave way.
29:8 For this cause the Lord has said : See, I am sending a sword on you, cutting off from you man and beast.
29:9 And the land of Egypt will be an unpeopled waste ; and they will be certain that I am the Lord :
because he has said, The Nile is mine, and I made it.
29:10 See, then, I am against you and against your streams, and I will make the land of Egypt an unpeopled waste, from Migdol to Syene, even as far as the edge of Ethiopia.
29:11 No foot of man will go through it and no foot of beast, and it will be unpeopled for forty years.
29:12 I will make the land of Egypt a waste among the countries which are made waste, and her towns will be unpeopled among the towns which have been made waste, for forty years: and I will send the Egyptians in flight among the nations and wandering through the countries.
29:13 For this is what the Lord has said : At the end of forty years I will get the Egyptians together from the peoples where they have gone in flight :
29:14 I will let the fate of Egypt be changed, and will make them come back into the land of Pathros, into the land from which they came ; and there they will be an unimportant kingdom.
29:15 It will be the lowest of the kingdoms, and never again will it be lifted up over the nations : I will make them small, so that they may not have rule over the nations.
29:16 And Egypt will no longer be the hope of the children of Israel, causing sin to come to mind when their eyes are turned to them : and they will be certain that I am the Lord.
29:17 Now in the twenty-seventh year, in the first month, on the first day of the month, the word of the Lord came to me, saying,
29:18 Son of man, Nebuchadrezzar, king of Babylon, made his army do hard work against Tyre, and the hair came off every head and every arm was rubbed smooth: but he and his army got no payment out of Tyre for the hard work which he had done against it.
29:19 For this cause the Lord has said: See, I am giving the land of Egypt to Nebuchadrezzar, king of Babylon : he will take away her wealth, and take her goods by force and everything which is there; and this will be the payment for his army.
29:20 I have given him the land of Egypt as the reward for his hard work, because they were working for me, says the Lord.
29:21 In that day I will make a horn put out buds for the children of Israel, and I will let your words come freely among them, and they will be certain that I am the Lord.
Propecy against Egypt
word of the Lord came to me again, saying,
30:2 Son of man, be a prophet, and say, These are the words of the Lord : Give a cry, Aha, for the day!
30:3 For the day is near, the day of the Lord is near, a day of cloud ; it will be the time of the nations.
30:4 And a sword will come on Egypt, and cruel pain will be in Ethiopia, when they are falling by the sword in Egypt; and they will take away her wealth and her bases will be broken down.
30:5 Ethiopia and Put and Lud and all the mixed people and Libya and the children of the land of the Cherethites will all be put to death with them by the sword.
30:6 This is what the Lord has said : The supporters of Egypt will have a fall, and the pride of her power will come down : from Migdol to Syene they will be put to the sword in it, says the Lord.
30:7 And she will be made waste among the countries which have been made waste, and her towns will be among the towns which are unpeopled.
30:8 And they will be certain that I am the Lord, when I have put a fire in Egypt and all her helpers are broken.
30:9 In that day men will go out quickly to take the news, causing fear in untroubled Ethiopia ; and bitter pain will come on them as in the day of Egypt ; for see, it is coming.
30:10 This is what the Lord has said : I will put an end to great numbers of the people of Egypt by the hand of Nebuchadrezzar, king of Babylon.
30:11 He and the people with him, causing fear among the nations, will be sent for the destruction of the land; their swords will be let loose against Egypt and the land will be full of dead.
30:12 And I will make the Nile streams dry, and will give the land into the hands of evil men, causing the land and everything in it to be wasted by the hands of men from a strange country : I the Lord have said it.
13 This is what the Lord has said : In addition to this, I will give up the images to destruction and put an end to the false gods in Noph ; never again will there be a ruler in the land of Egypt : and I will put a fear in the land of Egypt.
30:14 And I will make Pathros a waste, and put a fire in Zoan, and send my punishments on No.
30:15 I will let loose my wrath on Sin, the strong place of Egypt, cutting off the mass of the people of No.
30:16 And I will put a fire in Egypt ; Syene will be twisting in pain, and No will be broken into, as by the onrush of waters.
30:17 The young men of On and Pi-beseth will be put to the sword : and these towns will be taken away prisoners.
30:18 And at Tehaphnehes the day will become dark, when the yoke of Egypt is broken there, and the pride of her power comes to an end : as for her, she will be covered with a cloud, and her daughters will be taken away prisoners.
30:19 And I will send my punishments on Egypt : and they will be certain that I am the Lord.
30:20 Now in the eleventh year, in the first month, on the seventh day of the month, the word of the Lord came to me, saying,
30:21 Son of man, the arm of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, has been broken by me, and no band has been put round it to make it well, no band has been twisted round it to make it strong for gripping the sword.
30:22 For this cause the Lord has said : See, I am against Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and by me his strong arm will be broken; and I will make the sword go out of his hand.
30:23 And I will send the Egyptians in flight among the nations and wandering through the countries.
30:24 And I will make the arms of the king of Babylon strong, and will put my sword in his hand : but Pharaoh's arms will be broken, and he will give cries of pain before him like the cries of a man wounded to death.
30:25 And I will make the arms of the king of Babylon strong, and the arms of Pharaoh will be hanging down ; and they will be certain that I am the Lord, when I put my sword into the hand of the king of Babylon and it is stretched out against the land of Egypt.
30:26 And I will send the Egyptians in flight among the nations and wandering through the countries ; and they will be certain that I am the Lord.
Propecy against Egypt
in the eleventh year, in the third month, on the first day of the month, the word of the Lord came to me, saying,
31:2 Son of man, say to Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and to his people ; Whom are you like in your great power?
31:3 See, a pine-tree with beautiful branches and thick growth, giving shade and very tall ; and its top was among the clouds.
31:4 It got strength from the waters and the deep made it tall : its streams went round about its planted land and it sent out its waterways to all the trees of the field.
31:5 In this way it became taller than all the trees of the field ; and its branches were increased and its arms became long because of the great waters.
31:6 In its branches all the birds of heaven came to rest, and under its arms all the beasts of the field gave birth to their young, and great nations were living in its shade.
31:7 So it was beautiful, being so tall and its branches so long, for its root was by great waters.
31:8 No cedars were equal to it in the garden of God ; the fir-trees were not like its branches, and plane-trees were as nothing in comparison with its arms ; no tree in the garden of God was so beautiful.
31:9 I made it beautiful with its mass of branches : so that all the trees in the garden of God were full of envy of it.
31:10 For this cause the Lord has said : Because he is tall, and has put his top among the clouds, and his heart is full of pride because he is so high,
31:11 I have given him up into the hands of a strong one of the nations; he will certainly give him the reward of his sin, driving him out.
31:12 And men from strange lands, who are to be feared among the nations, after cutting him off, have let him be : on the mountains and in all the valleys his branches have come down ; his arms are broken by all the waterways of the land ; all the peoples of the earth have gone from his shade, and have let him be.
31:13 All the birds of heaven have come to rest on his broken stem where it is stretched on the earth, and all the beasts of the field will be on his branches :
31:14 In order that no trees by the waters may be lifted up in their growth, putting their tops among the clouds ; and that no trees which are watered may take their place on high : for they are all given up to death, to the lowest parts of the earth among the children of men, with those who go down to the underworld.
31:15 This is what the Lord has said : The day when he goes down to the underworld, I will make the deep full of grief for him ; I will keep back her streams and the great waters will be stopped : I will make Lebanon dark for him, and all the trees of the field will be feeble because of him.
31:16 I will send shaking on the nations at the sound of his fall, when I send him down to the underworld with those who go down into the deep : and on earth they will be comforting themselves, all the trees of Eden, the best of Lebanon, even all the watered ones.
31:17 And they will go down with him to the underworld, to those who have been put to the sword ; even those who were his helpers, living under his shade among the nations
31:18 Whom then are you like ? for you will be sent down with the trees of Eden into the lowest parts of the earth : there you will be stretched out among those without circumcision, with those who were put to the sword. This is Pharaoh and all his people, says the Lord.
Lamentation over Pharaoh
it came about in the twelfth year, in the twelfth month, on the first day of the month, that the word of the Lord came to me, saying,
32:2 Son of man, make a song of grief for Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and say to him, Young lion of the nations, destruction has come on you; and you were like a sea-beast in the seas, sending out bursts of water, troubling the waters with your feet, making their streams dirty.
32:3 This is what the Lord has said : My net will be stretched out over you, and I will take you up in my fishing-net.
32:4 And I will let you be stretched on the land ; I will send you out violently into the open field ; I will let all the birds of heaven come to rest on you and will make the beasts of all the earth full of you.
32:5 And I will put your flesh on the mountains, and make the valleys full of your blood.
32:6 And the land will be watered with your blood, and the waterways will be full of you.
32:7 And when I put out your life, the heaven will be covered and its stars made dark ; I will let the sun be covered with a cloud and the moon will not give her light.
32:8 All the bright lights of heaven I will make dark over you, and put dark night on your land, says the Lord.
32:9 And the hearts of numbers of peoples will be troubled, when I send your prisoners among the nations, into a country which is strange to you.
32:10 And I will make a number of peoples overcome with wonder at you, and their kings will be full of fear because of you, when my sword is waved before them : they will be shaking every minute, every man fearing for his life, in the day of your fall.
32:11 For this is what the Lord has said : The sword of the king of Babylon will come on you.
32:12 I will let the swords of the strong be the cause of the fall of your people ; all of them men to be feared among the nations : and they will make waste the pride of Egypt, and all its people will come to destruction.
32:13 And I will put an end to all her beasts which are by the great waters, and they will never again be troubled by the foot of man or by the feet of beasts.
32:14 Then I will make their waters clear and their rivers will be flowing like oil, says the Lord.
32:15 When I make Egypt an unpeopled waste, cutting off from the land all the things in it ; when I send punishment on all those living in it, then it will be clear to them that I am the Lord.
32:16 It is a song of grief, and people will give voice to it, the daughters of the nations will give voice to it, even for Egypt and all her people, says the Lord.
32:17 And in the twelfth year, on the fifteenth day of the month, the word of the Lord came to me, saying,
32:18 Son of man, let your voice be loud in sorrow for the people of Egypt and send them down, even you and the daughters of the nations ; I will send them down into the lowest parts of the earth, with those who go down into the underworld.
32:19 Are you more beautiful than any ? go down, and take your rest among those without circumcision,
32:20 Among those who have been put to the sword : they will give a resting-place with them to all their people.
32:21 The strong among the great ones will say to him from the underworld, Are you more beautiful than any ? go down, you and your helpers, and take your rest among those without circumcision, and those who have been put to the sword.
32:22 There is Asshur and all her army, round about her last resting-place : all of them put to death by the sword :
23 Whose resting-places are in the inmost parts of the underworld, who were a cause of fear in the land of the living.
32:24 There is Elam and all her people, round about her last resting-place : all of them put to death by the sword, who have gone down without circumcision into the lowest parts of the earth, who were a cause of fear in the land of the living, and are put to shame with those who go down to the underworld :
25 They have made a bed for her among the dead, and all her people are round about her resting-place : all of them without circumcision, put to death with the sword ; for they were a cause of fear in the land of the living, and are put to shame with those who go down to the underworld : they have been given a place among those who have been put to the sword.
32:26 There is Meshech, Tubal, and all her people, round about her last resting-place : all of them without circumcision, put to death by the sword ; for they were a cause of fear in the land of the living.
32:27 And they have been put to rest with the fighting men who came to their end in days long past, who went down to the underworld with their instruments of war, placing their swords under their heads, and their body-covers are over their bones ; for their strength was a cause of fear in the land of the living.
32:28 But you will have your bed among those without circumcision, and will be put to rest with those who have been put to death with the sword.
32:29 There is Edom, her kings and all her princes, who have been given a resting-place with those who were put to the sword : they will be resting among those without circumcision, even with those who go down to the underworld.
32:30 There are the chiefs of the north, all of them, and all the Zidonians, who have gone down with those who have been put to the sword : they are shamed on account of all the fear caused by their strength ; they are resting there without circumcision, among those who have been put to the sword, and are put to shame with those who go down to the underworld.
32:31 Pharaoh will see them and be comforted on account of all his people : even Pharaoh and all his army, put to death by the sword, says the Lord.
32 For he put his fear in the land of the living : and he will be put to rest among those without circumcision, with those who have been put to death with the sword, even Pharaoh and all his people, says the Lord.