1 And it came to pass in the eleventh year, on the first day of the month, that the Word
of Jehovah came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, because Tyre has said against Jerusalem, Aha! She is broken who was the
gateway of the peoples; now she is turned over to me; I shall be filled; she is laid waste.
3 Therefore thus says the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I am against you, O Tyre, and will
cause many nations to come up against you, as the sea causes its waves to come up.
4 And they shall destroy the walls of Tyre and break down her towers; I will also scrape
her dust from her, and make her like a shiny rock.
5 It shall be a place for the spreading of nets in the midst of the sea, for I have spoken,
says the Lord Jehovah; it shall become plunder for the nations.
6 And her daughters who are in the fields shall be slain by the sword. And they shall
know that I am Jehovah.
7 For thus says the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I will bring against Tyre from the north
Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, a king of kings, with horses, with chariots, and with
horsemen, and a company of many people.
8 He will slay your daughters with the sword in the fields; he will heap up a mound
against you, build a siege wall against you, and raise a shield against you.
9 He will set his battering rams against your walls, and with his axes he will break down
10 Because of the abundance of his horses, their dust will cover you; your walls will
shake at the sound of the horsemen, the wheels, and the chariots, when he enters your
gates, as men enter a city that has been breached.
11 With the hooves of his horses he will trample all your streets; he will slay your people
by the sword, and your strong pillars will fall to the ground.
12 And they will plunder your riches and pillage your merchandise; they will break
down your walls and destroy your pleasant houses; they will put your stones, your timber,
and your soil in the midst of the water.
13 And I will put an end to the noise of your songs, and the sound of your harps shall be
heard no more.
14 And I will make you like a shiny rock, you shall be a place for the spreading of nets,
and you shall never be rebuilt; for I, Jehovah, have spoken, declares the Lord Jehovah.
15 Thus says the Lord Jehovah to Tyre: Will the coastlands not shake at the sound of your fall, when the wounded cry, when the slaughter is slain in your midst?
16 Then all the rulers of the sea will come down from their thrones, lay aside their robes,
and take off their embroidered garments; they will clothe themselves with trembling;
they will sit on the ground, tremble every moment, and be astonished at you.
17 And they will take up a lamentation for you, and say to you: How you have perished,
O one inhabited by seafaring men, O renowned city, who was strong at sea, she and her
inhabitants, who caused their terror to be on all her inhabitants!
18 Now the coastlands shall tremble in the day of your fall; Yes, the coastlands by the
sea shall be troubled at your departure.
19 For thus says the Lord Jehovah: When I make you a desolate city, like cities that are
not inhabited, when I bring the deep upon you, and great waters cover you,
20 then I will bring you down with those who descend into the Pit, with the people of
old, and I will make you dwell in the lowest part of the earth, in places desolate from
antiquity, with those who go down to the Pit, so that you may never be inhabited; and I
shall establish glory in the land of the living.
21 I will make you a terror, and you shall be no more; though you are sought for, you
will never be found again, declares the Lord Jehovah.