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Proclamation against Tyre 1In the eleventh year, on the first day of the month, the word of the Lord came to me:2Mortal, because Tyre said concerning Jerusalem, “Aha, broken is the gateway of the peoples; it has swung open to me; I shall be replenished, now that it is wasted.”3Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD: See, I am against you, O Tyre! I will hurl many nations against you, as the sea hurls its waves.4They shall destroy the walls of Tyre and break down its towers. I will scrape its soil from it and make it a bare rock.5It shall become, in the midst of the sea, a place for spreading nets. I have spoken, says the Lord GOD. It shall become plunder for the nations,6and its daughter-towns in the country shall be killed by the sword. Then they shall know that I am the Lord.7For thus says the Lord GOD: I will bring against Tyre from the north King Nebuchadrezzar of Babylon, king of kings, together with horses, chariots, cavalry, and a great and powerful army.8Your daughter-towns in the country he shall put to the sword. He shall set up a siege wall against you, cast up a ramp against you, and raise a roof of shields against you.9He shall direct the shock of his battering rams against your walls and break down your towers with his axes.10His horses shall be so many that their dust shall cover you. At the noise of cavalry, wheels, and chariots your very walls shall shake, when he enters your gates like those entering a breached city.11With the hoofs of his horses he shall trample all your streets. He shall put your people to the sword, and your strong pillars shall fall to the ground.12They will plunder your riches and loot your merchandise; they shall break down your walls and destroy your fine houses. Your stones and timber and soil they shall cast into the water.13I will silence the music of your songs; the sound of your lyres shall be heard no more.14I will make you a bare rock; you shall be a place for spreading nets. You shall never again be rebuilt, for I the Lord have spoken, says the Lord GOD.15Thus says the Lord GOD to Tyre: Shall not the coastlands shake at the sound of your fall, when the wounded groan, when slaughter goes on within you?16Then all the princes of the sea shall step down from their thrones; they shall remove their robes and strip off their embroidered garments. They shall clothe themselves with trembling, and shall sit on the ground; they shall tremble every moment, and be appalled at you.17And they shall raise a lamentation over you, and say to you: How you have vanished from the seas, O city renowned, once mighty on the sea, you and your inhabitants, who imposed your terror on all the mainland!18Now the coastlands tremble on the day of your fall; the coastlands by the sea are dismayed at your passing.19For thus says the Lord GOD: When I make you a city laid waste, like cities that are not inhabited, when I bring up the deep over you, and the great waters cover you,20then I will thrust you down with those who descend into the Pit, to the people of long ago, and I will make you live in the world below, among primeval ruins, with those who go down to the Pit, so that you will not be inhabited or have a place in the land of the living.21I will bring you to a dreadful end, and you shall be no more; though sought for, you will never be found again, says the Lord GOD.Chapter 27Lamentation over Tyre 1The word of the Lord came to me:2Now you, mortal, raise a lamentation over Tyre,3and say to Tyre, which sits at the entrance to the sea, merchant of the peoples on many coastlands, Thus says the Lord GOD: O Tyre, you have said, “I am perfect in beauty.”4Your borders are in the heart of the seas; your builders made perfect your beauty.5They made all your planks of fir trees from Senir; they took a cedar from Lebanon to make a mast for you.6From oaks of Bashan they made your oars; they made your deck of pines from the coasts of Cyprus, inlaid with ivory.7Of fine embroidered linen from Egypt was your sail, serving as your ensign; blue and purple from the coasts of Elishah was your awning.8The inhabitants of Sidon and Arvad were your rowers; skilled men of Zemer were within you, they were your pilots.9The elders of Gebal and its artisans were within you, caulking your seams; all the ships of the sea with their mariners were within you, to barter for your wares.10Paras and Lud and Put were in your army, your mighty warriors; they hung shield and helmet in you; they gave you splendor.11Men of Arvad and Helech were on your walls all around; men of Gamad were at your towers. They hung their quivers all around your walls; they made perfect your beauty.12Tarshish did business with you out of the abundance of your great wealth; silver, iron, tin, and lead they exchanged for your wares.13Javan, Tubal, and Meshech traded with you; they exchanged human beings and vessels of bronze for your merchandise.14Beth-togarmah exchanged for your wares horses, war horses, and mules.15The Rhodians traded with you; many coastlands were your own special markets; they brought you in payment ivory tusks and ebony.16Edom did business with you because of your abundant goods; they exchanged for your wares turquoise, purple, embroidered work, fine linen, coral, and rubies.17Judah and the land of Israel traded with you; they exchanged for your merchandise wheat from Minnith, millet, honey, oil, and balm.18Damascus traded with you for your abundant goods—because of your great wealth of every kind—wine of Helbon, and white wool.19Vedan and Javan from Uzal entered into trade for your wares; wrought iron, cassia, and sweet cane were bartered for your merchandise.20Dedan traded with you in saddlecloths for riding.21Arabia and all the princes of Kedar were your favored dealers in lambs, rams, and goats; in these they did business with you.22The merchants of Sheba and Raamah traded with you; they exchanged for your wares the best of all kinds of spices, and all precious stones, and gold.23Haran, Canneh, Eden, the merchants of Sheba, Asshur, and Chilmad traded with you.24These traded with you in choice garments, in clothes of blue and embroidered work, and in carpets of colored material, bound with cords and made secure; in these they traded with you.25The ships of Tarshish traveled for you in your trade. So you were filled and heavily laden in the heart of the seas.26Your rowers have brought you into the high seas. The east wind has wrecked you in the heart of the seas.27Your riches, your wares, your merchandise, your mariners and your pilots, your caulkers, your dealers in merchandise, and all your warriors within you, with all the company that is with you, sink into the heart of the seas on the day of your ruin.28At the sound of the cry of your pilots the countryside shakes,29and down from their ships come all that handle the oar. The mariners and all the pilots of the sea stand on the shore30and wail aloud over you, and cry bitterly. They throw dust on their heads and wallow in ashes;31they make themselves bald for you, and put on sackcloth, and they weep over you in bitterness of soul, with bitter mourning.32In their wailing they raise a lamentation for you, and lament over you: “Who was ever destroyed like Tyre in the midst of the sea?33When your wares came from the seas, you satisfied many peoples; with your abundant wealth and merchandise you enriched the kings of the earth.34Now you are wrecked by the seas, in the depths of the waters; your merchandise and all your crew have sunk with you.35All the inhabitants of the coastlands are appalled at you; and their kings are horribly afraid, their faces are convulsed.36The merchants among the peoples hiss at you; you have come to a dreadful end and shall be no more forever.”Chapter 28Proclamation against the King of Tyre 1The word of the Lord came to me:2Mortal, say to the prince of Tyre, Thus says the Lord GOD: Because your heart is proud and you have said, “I am a god; I sit in the seat of the gods, in the heart of the seas,” yet you are but a mortal, and no god, though you compare your mind with the mind of a god.3You are indeed wiser than Daniel; no secret is hidden from you;4by your wisdom and your understanding you have amassed wealth for yourself, and have gathered gold and silver into your treasuries.5By your great wisdom in trade you have increased your wealth, and your heart has become proud in your wealth.6Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: Because you compare your mind with the mind of a god,7therefore, I will bring strangers against you, the most terrible of the nations; they shall draw their swords against the beauty of your wisdom and defile your splendor.8They shall thrust you down to the Pit, and you shall die a violent death in the heart of the seas.9Will you still say, “I am a god,” in the presence of those who kill you, though you are but a mortal, and no god, in the hands of those who wound you?10You shall die the death of the uncircumcised by the hand of foreigners; for I have spoken, says the Lord GOD.Lamentation over the King of Tyre 11Moreover the word of the Lord came to me:12Mortal, raise a lamentation over the king of Tyre, and say to him, Thus says the Lord GOD: You were the signet of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.13You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, carnelian, chrysolite, and moonstone, beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, turquoise, and emerald; and worked in gold were your settings and your engravings. On the day that you were created they were prepared.14With an anointed cherub as guardian I placed you; you were on the holy mountain of God; you walked among the stones of fire.15You were blameless in your ways from the day that you were created, until iniquity was found in you.16In the abundance of your trade you were filled with violence, and you sinned; so I cast you as a profane thing from the mountain of God, and the guardian cherub drove you out from among the stones of fire.17Your heart was proud because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor. I cast you to the ground; I exposed you before kings, to feast their eyes on you.18By the multitude of your iniquities, in the unrighteousness of your trade, you profaned your sanctuaries. So I brought out fire from within you; it consumed you, and I turned you to ashes on the earth in the sight of all who saw you.19All who know you among the peoples are appalled at you; you have come to a dreadful end and shall be no more forever.