1 On the first day of the month in the eleventh year, the word of Yahweh came to me in these terms, 2 Son of man, you see how Tyre has mocked Jerusalem: Aha! the land through which the goods of the nations came to me is destroyed
6 Tyre will be plunder for the nations
7 This is what Yahweh says, From the north I will bring Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, against Tyre. He will come with horses, chariots and cavalry, a vast army and throngs of people. 8 He will lay waste with the sword your villages on dry land. He will set up a siege wall against you and throw up a mound and raise a roof of shields against you. 9 He will set a battering ram to hammer your walls and he will demolish your towers with wea pons. 10 His numerous horses will cover you with dust. The noise of the cavalry, the wheels of the chariots and wagons will make your walls shake when they enter your gates as one enters a town through a breach in its walls.
11 Horses hooves will trample your streets
13 I will silence your songs and the sound of your lyres will be heard no more. 14 I will make a stark rock of you, a place to dry fishing nets, and you shall never be rebuilt! I, Yahweh, have spoken.
15 This is a word of Yahweh to Tyre: At the time of your massacre, will not the coast lands quake, when the noise of your fall and the groaning of the victims is heard? 16 All the princes of the sea will step down from their thrones
17 How you have perished, vanished from the sea, city of renown! Formerly you and your citizens were so powerful on the sea! You imposed terror on all 18 but now the coast lands tremble on the day of your fall. The islands of the sea are terrified at your disappearance.
19 Thus says Yahweh: When I make you into a city of ruins like uninhabited towns, when I make the ocean rise against you and the mighty waters cover you, 20 then I will thrust you down with those who descend to the pit, to the people of long ago. I will throw you into the netherworld, into everlasting loneliness, like those who go down to the pit, that you may not return to the land of the living. 21 Then you will be an object of horror, and even if sought, you will not be found word of Yahweh.