26:1 And it came to pass in the a eleventh year, in the first
[day] of the month, [that] the word of the LORD came to me,
(a) Either of the captivity of Jeconiah or of the reign of
26:2 Son of man, because that Tyre hath said against Jerusalem,
Aha, she is broken [that was] the b gates of the people:
she is turned to me: I shall be c replenished, [now] she
is laid waste:
(b) That is, the famous city Jerusalem to which all people
(c) My riches and fame will increase: thus the wicked
rejoice at their fall by whom they may have any profit
26:6 And her d daughters who [are] in the field shall be slain
by the sword; and they shall know that I [am] the LORD.
(d) The towns that belonged to her.
26:11 With the hoofs of his horses shall he tread down all thy
streets: he shall slay thy people by the sword, and thy
strong e garrisons shall go down to the ground.
(e) For Tyre was built by art and by labour of men was won
out of the sea. Some refer this to the image of the
noble men which they had erected for their glory and
26:14 And I will make thee like the top of a rock: f thou
shalt be [a place] to spread nets upon; thou shalt be
built no more: for I the LORD have spoken [it], saith the
(f) I will make you so bare that you will have nothing to
26:16 Then all the princes of the g sea shall come down from
their thrones, and lay away their robes, and put off their
embroidered garments: they shall clothe themselves with
trembling; they shall sit upon the ground, and shall
tremble at [every] moment, and be astonished at thee.
(g) The governors and rulers of other countries that dwell
by the sea: by which he signifies that her destruction
would be so horrible that all the world would hear of
it and be afraid.
26:17 And they shall take up a lamentation for thee, and say to
thee, How art thou destroyed, [that wast] inhabited h by
seafaring men, the renowned city, which wast strong in the
sea, she and her inhabitants, who cause their terror [to
be] on all that dwelt in it!
(h) Meaning, merchants who by their traffic enriched her
wonderfully and increased her power.
26:20 When I shall bring thee down with them that descend into
the pit, with the people o of old time, and shall set
thee in the low parts of the earth, in places desolate of
old, with them that go down to the pit, that thou be not
inhabited; and I shall set glory in the land of the
(i) Who were dead long ago.
(k) Meaning in Judea when it will be restored.