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Ezekiel 26

Tyrus, for insulting against Jerusalem, is threatened.

Ezekiel 26:1 And it came to passe in the eleuenth yere, the first day of the moneth, the word of the Lorde came vnto me, saying: Ezekiel 26:2 Thou sonne of man, because that Tyre hath spoken vpon Hierusalem, Haha, the gates of the people is broken, it is turned vnto me, for now that she is destroyed, I shalbe filled: Ezekiel 26:3 Therfore thus sayth the Lord God, Behold O Tyre, I will vpon thee, I wil raise vp many nations against thee, like as whe the sea ariseth with his waues. Ezekiel 26:4 They shal breake the walles of Tyre, & cast downe her towres, I will scrape her dust fro her, & make her a drie rocke. Ezekiel 26:5 She shalbe for a spreading of nettes in the sea, for I haue spoken it, sayth the Lord God, and she shalbe for a spoyle to the nations. Ezekiel 26:6 Her daughters that are in the fielde shalbe slayne with the sworde, that they may knowe how that I am the Lorde.

The power of Nebuchadrezzar against her.

Ezekiel 26:7 For thus sayth the Lord God: Behold, I will bring vpon Tyrus, Nabuchodonozor king of Babylon from the north, a king of kinges, with horses, charets, horsemen, with a multitude, and much people. Ezekiel 26:8 Thy daughters that are in the field shal he slay with the sword: but against thee he shal make bulwarkes, & cast a mount against thee, and lift vp his speare against thee. Ezekiel 26:9 He shall set engins of warre before hym against thy walles, & with his weapons breake downe thy towres. Ezekiel 26:10 The dust of his horses shall couer thee they shalbe so many: thy walles shall shake at the noyse of the horsemen, wheeles & chariots, when he shal enter into thy gates, as into the entry of a citie broken downe. Ezekiel 26:11 With the hoofes of his horses shall he treade downe al thy streetes, he shall slay the people with the sworde, dna the pillers of thy strength shall fall downe to the grounde. Ezekiel 26:12 They shall rob thy riches, and spoyle thy marchaundise, thy walles shall they breake downe, and destroy thy houses of pleasure, thy stones, thy timber, and dust shall they cast into the mids of the water. Ezekiel 26:13 Thus will I cause the sounde of thy songues to ceasse, and the noyse of thy harpes shall no more be hearde. Ezekiel 26:14 I wil bring thee into a drie rocke, thou shalt be for a spreading of nettes, thou shalt neuer be buylt againe: for euen I the Lord haue spoken it, saith the Lord God.

The mourning and astonishment of the sea at her fall.

Ezekiel 26:15 Thus hath the Lord God spoken concerning Tyre: Shall not the iles tremble at the noyse of thy fall, and at the crie of the wounded, when they shalbe slaine & murthered in the mids of thee? Ezekiel 26:16 All princes of the sea shal come downe from their thrones, they shall lay away their robes, & put of their broidred garmentes, yea with trembling shall they be clothed, they shal sit vpon the ground, they shalbe astonished at euery moment, and be amased at thee. Ezekiel 26:17 They shall mourne for thee, and say vnto thee: How art thou destroyed that wast inhabited of the seas, the renowmed citie, whiche was strong in the sea, she and her inhabitauntes, whiche caused their feare to be on all that haunted therin? Ezekiel 26:18 Now shall the inhabitours of the iles be astonished in the day of thy fall: yea the iles that are in the sea shalbe troubled at thy departure. Ezekiel 26:19 For thus sayth the Lord God: when I make thee a desolate citie, as other cities be that no man dwell in, and when I bring vp the deepe vpon thee, that great waters may couer thee: Ezekiel 26:20 Then wil I cast thee downe vnto them that descend into the pit, vnto a people of olde time, and set thee in a lande that is beneath, like the olde ruynes, with them which go downe to the graue, so that no man shall dwell more in thee: but I wil reserue honour for the land of the liuing: Ezekiel 26:21 I will make thee terrors, and thou shalt be no more: though thou be sought for, yet shalt thou not be founde for euermore, sayth the Lorde God.

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