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Ezekiel 26

Tyrus, for insulting against Jerusalem, is threatened.

Ezekiel 26:1 It happened, that in the eleuenth yeare, the fyrst daye of þe moneth the worde of the Lord came vnto me, sayenge: Ezekiel 26:2 Thou sonne of man, because that Tyre hath spoken vpon Ierusalem: A, ha, now I trowe the portes of the people be broken, and she turned vnto me, for now þt she is destroyed I shall be fylled. Ezekiel 26:3 Yee, therfore, sayeth þe Lord God: Beholde O Tyre, I will vpon þe, I will bringe a great multitude of people agaynst þe, lyke as when the see aryseth with his waues: Ezekiel 26:4 These shall breake the walles of Tyre, and cast downe her towres: I will scrape the grounde from her, and make her a bare stone: Ezekiel 26:5 yee, as the dryenge place, where the fysshers hange vp theyr nettes by þe see syde. Euen I haue spoken it, sayeth the Lorde God. The Gentyls shall spoyle her: Ezekiel 26:6 her daughters vpon þe felde shall perysh wt the swearde, that they maye knowe how that I am the Lorde.

The power of Nebuchadrezzar against her.

Ezekiel 26:7 For thus sayeth the Lord God: Behold, I will bring hither Nabuchodonosor (which is the kynge of Babylon, and a kynge of kynges) from þe North vpon Tyre: wt horses, charettes, horssmen, and with a greate multitude of people. Ezekiel 26:8 Thy daughters that are in the land, shall he slaye with the sweard: but agaynst the, he shall make bullworkes and graue vp dyches aboute þe, and lyft vp hys shylde agaynst the. Ezekiel 26:9 Hys slynges and batelrammes shal he prepare for thy walles, and wt his weapens breake downe thy towres. Ezekiel 26:10 The dust of hys horses shall couer the, they shalbe so many: thy walles shall shake at þe noyse of the horsmen, charettes and wheles when he commeth to thy portes, as men do into an open cytie. Ezekiel 26:11 With þe hoffes of his horse fete, shall he treade downe all thy stretes. He shal slaye the people with the sweard, and breake downe þe pylers of thy strength. Ezekiel 26:12 They shall waste awaye thy ryches, and spoyle thy marchaundyse. Thy walles shall they breake downe, and destroye thy houses of pleasure. Thy stones, thy tymbre and foundacyons shall they cast in the water. Ezekiel 26:13 Thus will I bring þe melody of thy songes, and the voyce of thy mynstrelsy to an ende, so that they shall nomore be herde. Ezekiel 26:14 I will make a bare stone of the, yee, a dryinge place for nettes, & þu shalt neuer be buylded agayne: For euen I the Lord haue spoken it, sayeth the Lorde God:

The mourning and astonishment of the sea at her fall.

Ezekiel 26:15 thus hath the Lorde God spoken concernynge Tyre. The Iles shall be moued at the noyse of thy fall, & at the crye of the slayne, þt shall be murthered in the. Ezekiel 26:16 All kynges of the see shall come downe from theyr seates regall: they shall laye awaye theyr roabes, and put of theyr costly clothynge. Yee, with tremblinge shall they be clothed, they shall syt vpon the ground: they shalbe afrayed at thy soden fall, and be abasshed at the. Ezekiel 26:17 They shall mourne for the, and saye vnto the. O thou noble cytie, that hast bene so greatly occupyed of olde, thou that hast bene the strongest vpon the see with thyne inhabytours, of whom al men stode in feare. How arte thou nowe so vtterly destroyed? Ezekiel 26:18 Now at þe tyme of thy fall þe inhabytours of the Iles, yee, and the Iles them selues, shall stande in feare at thy ende. Ezekiel 26:19 For thus sayeth the Lorde God: when I make the a desolate cytie (as other cyties be, that no man dwell in) and when I bringe the depe vpon þe that greate waters maye couer the. Ezekiel 26:20 Then wil I cast the downe vnto them, that descende into the pitte: vnto a people that hath bene longe deed, and set the in a lande that is beneth, lyke the olde wildernes, with them which go downe to theyr graues, so that no man shall dwell more in the. And I will make the to be nomore in honoure, in the lande of the lyuinge. Ezekiel 26:21 I will make an ende of the, and thou shalt be gone. Though thou be sought for, yet shalt thou not be founde for euermore, sayeth the Lorde God.

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