Matthew Bible

Ezekiel 26

Tyrus, for insulting against Jerusalem, is threatened.

Ezekiel 26:1 It happened, that in þe .xi. yeare the firste daye of the Moneth, the worde of the Lord came vnto me, sayinge: Ezekiel 26:2 Thou sonne of man, because that Tyre hathe spoken vpon Ierusalem: A ha, now I trow þe portes of the people be broken, & she turned vnto me, for I haue destroied my bely ful: Ezekiel 26:3 yea therfore saieth the lord God. Beholde O Tire I wil vpon the, I wil bring a great multitude of people agaynst the, lyke as when the sea ariseth with his waues: Ezekiel 26:4 These shal breake the walles of Tire, and cast doune her toures. I wil scrape the ground from her, & make her a bare stone: Ezekiel 26:5 yea as the dryinge place, where the fyshers hange vp their nettes by the sea syde. Euen I haue spoken it, sayeth the Lorde God. The gentyles shal spoile her: Ezekiel 26:6 her doughters vpon the felde shall peryshe with the swerde, that they may knowe, how that I am the Lorde.

The power of Nebuchadrezzar against her.

Ezekiel 26:7 For thus sayeth the Lord God: Beholde, I will bringe hither Nabuchodonozor (which is the Kynge of Babylon, and a kinge of kinges) from the North vpon Tire, with horses charettes, horsmen, and with a greate multytude of people. Ezekiel 26:8 Thy doughters that are in the lande, shall he slaye with the swearde: but agaynst the, he shal make bulworckes & graue vp diches aboute the, & lyft vp his shylde againste the. Ezekiel 26:9 His slynges and batelrammes shall he prepare for thy walles, and with his weapens breake doune thy towres. Ezekiel 26:10 The dust of his horses shall couer the: they shalbe so many: thy walles shall shake at the noyse of the horse men, charettes and wheles: when he cometh to thy portes, as men do into an open cyty. Ezekiel 26:11 With the hostes of his horse fete, shall he treade doune all thy stretes. He shall sleye thy people with the swerde, & breake doune the pylers of thy strengthe. Ezekiel 26:12 They shal wast awaye thy riches, and spoile thy marchaundyse. Thy walles shall they breake doune, and destroy thy houses of pleasure. Thy stones, thy timbre and foundacions shal they cast in the water. Ezekiel 26:13 Thus will I bring the melody of thy songes, and the voyce of thy minstrelsy to an ende, so that they shall no more be hearde. Ezekiel 26:14 I will make a bare stone of the, yea a dryinge places for nettes, & shalt neuer be builded 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 Lord God spoken concerning Tire. The Iles shalbe moued at the noyse of thy fall, & at the crye of the slayne, that shall be murthered in the. Ezekiel 26:16 Al kinges of the sea shall come doun from their seates regal, they shal laye awaye their roabes, & put of their costly clothinge. Yea with tremblinge shal they be clothed, they shall syt vpon the ground: they shalbe afrayed at thy soden fall, and be abashed at the. Ezekiel 26:17 They shall mourne for the, and saye vnto the: O thou noble city, that hast bene so greatly occupyed of olde, thou that haste bene the strongest vpon the sea with thine inhabitours of whom al men stode in feare: How art thou nowe so vtterlye destroyed? Ezekiel 26:18 Nowe at the tyme of thy fal the inhabytoures of the Iles, yea and the Iles them selues, shall stande in feare at thyne ende. Ezekiel 26:19 For thus sayeth the Lord God: when I make the a desolate cytye (as other cities be, that no man dwell in) and when I brynge the depe vpon the, that greate waters maye couer the: Ezekiel 26:20 Then wyl I cast the doune vnto them, that descende into the pytte: vnto a people that hath bene longe deade, and set the in a lande that is beneth, lyke the olde wildernesse, with them whiche go doune to their graues, so that no man shall dwell more in the. And I wyll make the to be no more in honoure in the lande of the lyuynge. Ezekiel 26:21 I wil make an ende of the, and thou shalt be gone. Thoughe thou be sought for, yet shalte thou not be founde for euermore, sayeth the Lorde God.

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