Ezekiel 26:1-21, NLT
A Message for Tyre
1On February 3, during the twelfth year of King Jehoiachin’s captivity,*26:1 Hebrew In the eleventh year, on the first day of the month, of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar year. Since an element is missing in the date formula here, scholars have reconstructed this probable reading: In the eleventh [month of the twelfth] year, on the first day of the month. This reading would put this message on February 3, 585 b.c.; also see note on 1:1. this message came to me from the Lord:
3“Therefore, this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am your enemy, O Tyre, and I will bring many nations against you, like the waves of the sea crashing against your shoreline.
7“This is what the Sovereign Lord says: From the north I will bring King Nebuchadnezzar*26:7 Hebrew Nebuchadrezzar, a variant spelling of Nebuchadnezzar. of Babylon against Tyre. He is king of kings and brings his horses, chariots, charioteers, and great army.
12“They will plunder all your riches and merchandise and break down your walls. They will destroy your lovely homes and dump your stones and timbers and even your dust into the sea.
The Effect of Tyre’s Destruction
15“This is what the Sovereign Lord says to Tyre: The whole coastline will tremble at the sound of your fall, as the screams of the wounded echo in the continuing slaughter.
“O famous island city,
once ruler of the sea,
how you have been destroyed!
Your people, with their naval power,
once spread fear around the world.
18Now the coastlands tremble at your fall.
The islands are dismayed as you disappear.
19“This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will make Tyre an uninhabited ruin, like many others. I will bury you beneath the terrible waves of enemy attack. Great seas will swallow you.