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The sin of Tyre, ver. 1, 2.
The utter destruction of it, ver. 3 - 14.
The astonishment of the neighbouring nations, ver. 15 - 21.
1: In the eleventh year - Of Jechoniah's captivity, the year
wherein Jerusalem was taken. The month - That month which
followed the taking of Jerusalem.
2: Because - Probably God revealed this to the prophet as soon
as these insulting Tyrians spoke it. The gates - The great mart of
nations, people from all parts. She is turned - The trading interest
will turn to me.
4: Scrape - I will leave thee nothing; thou shalt be scraped, and
swept, that not so much as dust shall remain in thee. Like - As bare as
was the rock on which thy city is built.
6: Her daughters - The lesser cities.
In the field - On the firm land.
11: Garrisons - Bastions, or forts, or triumphal arches.
12: Shall lay - It had been a quicker way, to have burnt all; but the
greedy soldier might dream of treasures hid in walls, or under the timber,
and therefore take the pains to pull all down, and throw it into the sea.
14: No more - Tho' there was a city of that name built, yet it was
built on the continent; and in propriety of speech, was another city.
15: The isles - Isles which are places freest from danger of
invasions, will shake with fear, when they learn that Tyre is fallen.
16: The princes - Who were lords of the islands of that sea.
Come down - In token of condolence. Trembling - They shall be afraid
of their own concerns, and astonished in the midst of their fears.
18: In the sea - At a great distance, and farther from land.
Departure - Leaving thy ancient dwelling, to go into captivity.
19: The deep - Nebuchadnezzar's army.
Great waters - Great afflictions.
20: Bring thee down - When I shall slay thee, and throw thee into
the grave. With the people - Who are long since dead, and gone to
eternity. The low parts - Another description of the grave, from the
situation and solitude of it. Set glory - Then I will restore the beauty,
strength, and wealth of Israel, and bring them back to Jerusalem.
In the land - In the land of Judea, called, land of the living,
because a land, where God will bless, and give life by his word,
ordinances, and spirit: thus different shall Tyre's captivity and
21: A terror - To all that hear of thee.