The New International Version
Restore columns
Exit Fullscreen

A Prophecy Against Tyre

26 In the eleventh month of the twelftha year, on the first day of the month, the word of the Lord came to me:d “Son of man, because Tyree has said of Jerusalem, ‘Aha!f The gate to the nations is broken, and its doors have swung open to me; now that she lies in ruins I will prosper,’ therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am against you, Tyre, and I will bring many nations against you, like the seag casting up its waves. They will destroyh the walls of Tyrei and pull down her towers; I will scrape away her rubble and make her a bare rock. Out in the seaj she will become a place to spread fishnets,k for I have spoken, declares the Sovereign Lord. She will become plunderl for the nations,m and her settlements on the mainland will be ravaged by the sword. Then they will know that I am the Lord.

“For this is what the Sovereign Lord says: From the north I am going to bring against Tyre Nebuchadnezzarb n king of Babylon, king of kings,o with horses and chariots,p with horsemen and a great army. He will ravage your settlements on the mainland with the sword; he will set up siege worksq against you, build a rampr up to your walls and raise his shields against you. He will direct the blows of his battering rams against your walls and demolish your towers with his weapons.s 10 His horses will be so many that they will cover you with dust. Your walls will tremble at the noise of the warhorses, wagons and chariotst when he enters your gates as men enter a city whose walls have been broken through. 11 The hoovesu of his horses will trample all your streets; he will kill your people with the sword, and your strong pillarsv will fall to the ground.w 12 They will plunder your wealth and loot your merchandise; they will break down your walls and demolish your fine houses and throw your stones, timber and rubble into the sea.x 13 I will put an endy to your noisy songs,z and the music of your harpsa will be heard no more.b 14 I will make you a bare rock, and you will become a place to spread fishnets. You will never be rebuilt,c for I the Lord have spoken, declares the Sovereign Lord.

15 “This is what the Sovereign Lord says to Tyre: Will not the coastlandsd tremblee at the sound of your fall, when the wounded groanf and the slaughter takes place in you? 16 Then all the princes of the coast will step down from their thrones and lay aside their robes and take off their embroideredg garments. Clothedh with terror, they will sit on the ground,i tremblingj every moment, appalledk at you. 17 Then they will take up a lamentl concerning you and say to you:

“ ‘How you are destroyed, city of renown,

peopled by men of the sea!

You were a power on the seas,

you and your citizens;

you put your terror

on all who lived there.m

18 Now the coastlands tremblen

on the day of your fall;

the islands in the sea

are terrified at your collapse.’o

19 “This is what the Sovereign Lord says: When I make you a desolate city, like cities no longer inhabited, and when I bring the ocean depthsp over you and its vast waters cover you,q 20 then I will bring you down with those who go down to the pit,r to the people of long ago. I will make you dwell in the earth below, as in ancient ruins, with those who go down to the pit, and you will not return or take your placec in the land of the living.s 21 I will bring you to a horrible end and you will be no more.t You will be sought, but you will never again be found, declares the Sovereign Lord.”u


About The New International Version

The NIV is the world’s most read and trusted contemporary English Bible translation. It follows the principle of "dynamic equivalence" to ensure crystal clear understandable English. The NIV is the most readable English Bible ever produced.


Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 Biblica, Inc.™

Used by Permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

“New International Version” and “NIV” are registered trademarks of Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission.

The NIV® text may be quoted in any form (written, visual, electronic or audio), up to and inclusive of five hundred (500) verses without the express written permission of the publisher, providing the verses quoted do not amount to a complete book of the Bible nor do the verses quoted account for twenty-five percent (25%) or more of the total text of the work in which they are quoted.

Notice of copyright must appear on the title or copyright page as follows:

“Scripture quotations taken from The Holy Bible, New International Version® NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.”

The “NIV” and “New International Version” are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.™

When quotations from the NIV® text are used by a local church in non-saleable media such as church bulletins, orders of service, posters, overhead transparencies, or similar materials, a complete copyright notice is not required, but the initials (NIV®) must appear at the end of each quotation.

Any commentary or other biblical reference work produced for commercial sale, that uses the NIV® text must obtain written permission for use of the NIV® text.

Permission requests for commercial use within the USA and Canada that exceeds the above guidelines must be directed to, and approved in writing by The Zondervan Corporation, 5300 Patterson Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49530, USA. www.Zondervan.com

Permission requests for commercial use within the UK, EU and EFTA that exceeds the above guidelines must be directed to, and approved in writing by Hodder & Stoughton Limited, 338 Euston Road, London NW1 3BH, United Kingdom. www.Hodder.co.uk

Permission requests for non-commercial use that exceeds the above guidelines must be directed to, and approved in writing by Biblica US, Inc., 1820 Jet Stream Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80921, USA. www.Biblica.com

Any Internet addresses (websites, blogs, etc.) and telephone numbers printed in this Bible are offered as a resource. They are not intended in any way to be or imply an endorsement by Zondervan, nor does Zondervan vouch for the content of these sites and numbers for the life of the Bible.

Support Info


Table of Contents