Ezekiel 26:3
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New International Version
therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am against you, Tyre, and I will bring many nations against you, like the sea casting up its waves.

New Living Translation
"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.

English Standard Version
therefore thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I am against you, O Tyre, and will bring up many nations against you, as the sea brings up its waves.

New American Standard Bible
therefore thus says the Lord GOD, 'Behold, I am against you, O Tyre, and I will bring up many nations against you, as the sea brings up its waves.

King James Bible
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Tyrus, and will cause many nations to come up against thee, as the sea causeth his waves to come up.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
therefore this is what the Lord GOD says: See, I am against you, Tyre! I will raise up many nations against you, just as the sea raises its waves.

International Standard Version
"Therefore this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Watch out! I'm coming to get you, Tyre! I'm about to bring many nations to attack you. They'll come in wave after wave, like the advancing tide,

NET Bible
therefore this is what the sovereign LORD says: Look, I am against you, O Tyre! I will bring up many nations against you, as the sea brings up its waves.

New Heart English Bible
therefore thus says the Lord GOD, 'Look, I am against you, Tyre, and will cause many nations to come up against you, as the sea causes its waves to come up.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So this is what the Almighty LORD says: I am against you, Tyre. I will bring many nations against you as the waves on the sea rise.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD: Behold, I am against thee, O Tyre, And will cause many nations to come up against thee, As the sea causeth its waves to come up.

New American Standard 1977
therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, ‘Behold, I am against you, O Tyre, and I will bring up many nations against you, as the sea brings up its waves.

Jubilee Bible 2000
therefore thus hath the Lord GOD said; Behold, I am against thee, O Tyre, and will cause many nations to come up against thee as the sea causes its waves to come up.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore thus says the Lord GOD; 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.

American King James Version
Therefore thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against you, O Tyrus, and will cause many nations to come up against you, as the sea causes his waves to come up.

American Standard Version
therefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah, Behold, I am against thee, O Tyre, and will cause many nations to come up against thee, as the sea causeth its waves to come up.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore thus saith the Lord God: Behold I come against thee, O Tyre, and I will cause many nations to come up to thee, as the waves of the sea rise up.

Darby Bible Translation
therefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I am against thee, Tyre, and will cause many nations to come up against thee, as the sea causeth its waves to come up.

English Revised Version
therefore thus saith the Lord GOD: Behold, I am against thee, O Tyre, and will cause many nations to come up against thee, as the sea causeth his waves to come up.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Tyre, and will cause many nations to come up against thee, as the sea causeth its waves to come up.

World English Bible
therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh, Behold, I am against you, Tyre, and will cause many nations to come up against you, as the sea causes its waves to come up.

Young's Literal Translation
Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Lo, I am against thee, O Tyre, And have caused to come up against thee many nations, As the sea causeth its billows to come up.
Study Bible
A Prophecy against Tyre
2"Son of man, because Tyre has said concerning Jerusalem, 'Aha, the gateway of the peoples is broken; it has opened to me. I shall be filled, now that she is laid waste,' 3therefore thus says the Lord GOD, 'Behold, I am against you, O Tyre, and I will bring up many nations against you, as the sea brings up its waves. 4'They will destroy the walls of Tyre and break down her towers; and I will scrape her debris from her and make her a bare rock.…
Cross References
Isaiah 5:30
And it will growl over it in that day like the roaring of the sea. If one looks to the land, behold, there is darkness and distress; Even the light is darkened by its clouds.

Jeremiah 50:42
"They seize their bow and javelin; They are cruel and have no mercy. Their voice roars like the sea; And they ride on horses, Marshalled like a man for the battle Against you, O daughter of Babylon.

Jeremiah 51:42
"The sea has come up over Babylon; She has been engulfed with its tumultuous waves.

Ezekiel 26:19
For thus says the Lord GOD, "When I make you a desolate city, like the cities which are not inhabited, when I bring up the deep over you and the great waters cover you,

Ezekiel 29:10
therefore, behold, I am against you and against your rivers, and I will make the land of Egypt an utter waste and desolation, from Migdol to Syene and even to the border of Ethiopia.

Micah 4:11
"And now many nations have been assembled against you Who say, 'Let her be polluted, And let our eyes gloat over Zion.'

Nahum 3:5
"Behold, I am against you," declares the LORD of hosts; "And I will lift up your skirts over your face, And show to the nations your nakedness And to the kingdoms your disgrace.

Zechariah 9:4
Behold, the Lord will dispossess her And cast her wealth into the sea; And she will be consumed with fire.
Treasury of Scripture

Therefore thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against you, O Tyrus, and will cause many nations to come up against you, as the sea causes his waves to come up.

Behold These verses (3-6) contain a summary prediction of what befell both the continental and insular Tyre, during a long succession of ages. The former was totally destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar, after a siege of thirteen years, B.C.

Ezekiel 45:12 And the shekel shall be twenty gerahs: twenty shekels, five and twenty …

Ezekiel 23:18 So she discovered her prostitutions, and discovered her nakedness: …

Zechariah 9:1-7. The burden of the word of the LORD in the land of Hadrach, and Damascus …

I am

Ezekiel 5:8 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, am against you…

Ezekiel 21:3 And say to the land of Israel, Thus said the LORD; Behold, I am against …

Ezekiel 28:22 And say, Thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against you, O Zidon; …

Ezekiel 38:3 And say, Thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against you, O Gog, …

Jeremiah 21:13 Behold, I am against you, O inhabitant of the valley, and rock of …

Jeremiah 50:31 Behold, I am against you, O you most proud, said the Lord GOD of …

Nahum 2:12 The lion did tear in pieces enough for his whelps, and strangled …

many

Micah 4:11 Now also many nations are gathered against you, that say, Let her …

Zechariah 14:2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the …

as the sea

Ezekiel 27:26,32-34 Your rowers have brought you into great waters: the east wind has …

Psalm 93:3,4 The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their …

Psalm 107:25 For he commands, and raises the stormy wind, which lifts up the waves thereof.

Isaiah 5:30 And in that day they shall roar against them like the roaring of …

Jeremiah 6:23 They shall lay hold on bow and spear; they are cruel, and have no …

Jeremiah 51:42 The sea is come up on Babylon: she is covered with the multitude …

Luke 21:25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the …

(3) Many nations.--The prophet here, at the outset, glances down through the ages of Tyre's future history. He has in mind not merely the conquest by Nebuchadnezzar, of which he will speak more particularly presently (Ezekiel 26:7-11), but all the successive conquests until the proud city should be reduced to utter desolation. Most appropriate to the situation and habits of Tyre is the illustration, "as the sea causeth his waves to come up": God will bring nation after nation to the destruction of Tyre as the sea throws wave after wave against her rock.

Verse 3. - As the sea causeth, etc. We note the special appropriateness of the comparison to the position of the island city. Therefore thus saith the Lord God,.... Who knew the thoughts of the inhabitants of Tyre, and what joy possessed their hearts, and which their lips expressed; and who informs the prophet of it, though at a great distance, and declares his resentment at it:

behold, I am against thee, O Tyrus; and nothing can be more dreadful and formidable than to have God against a nation, city, or a particular person: Tyre was a type of antichrist, who will express a like joy at the death of the witnesses; thinking that the merchandise of Rome will be increased greatly, and there will be nothing to interrupt it, Revelation 11:10, but God will show his displeasure, and bring sudden destruction on it:

and will cause many nations to come up against thee, as the sea causeth his waves to come up; the Chaldean army, consisting of soldiers of many nations; who for their number, noise, and fury, are compared to the raging waves of the sea. So the Targum,

"I will bring up against thee an army of many people, as the sea ascendeth in the raging of its waves;''

the ten kings shall hate the whore, and destroy her, even those very people she reigns over, compared to many waters, Revelation 17:15. 3, 4. nations … as the sea … waves—In striking contrast to the boasting of Tyre, God threatens to bring against her Babylon's army levied from "many nations," even as the Mediterranean waves that dashed against her rock-founded city on all sides.

scrape her dust … make her … top of … rock—or, "a bare rock" [Grotius]. The soil which the Tyrians had brought together upon the rock on which they built their city, I will scrape so clean away as to leave no dust, but only the bare rock as it was. An awful contrast to her expectation of filling herself with all the wealth of the East now that Jerusalem has fallen.26:1-14 To be secretly pleased with the death or decay of others, when we are likely to get by it; or with their fall, when we may thrive upon it, is a sin that easily besets us, yet is not thought so bad as really it is. But it comes from a selfish, covetous principle, and from that love of the world as our happiness, which the love of God expressly forbids. He often blasts the projects of those who would raise themselves on the ruin of others. The maxims most current in the trading world, are directly opposed to the law of God. But he will show himself against the money-loving, selfish traders, whose hearts, like those of Tyre, are hardened by the love of riches. Men have little cause to glory in things which stir up the envy and rapacity of others, and which are continually shifting from one to another; and in getting, keeping, and spending which, men provoke that God whose wrath turns joyous cities into ruinous heaps.
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