Ezekiel Chapter 26
7 For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will bring upon Tyrus Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, a king of kings, from the north, with horses, and with chariots, and with horsemen, and companies, and much people.
10 By reason of the abundance of his horses their dust shall cover thee: thy walls shall shake at the noise of the horsemen, and of the wheels, and of the chariots, when he shall enter into thy gates, as men enter into a city wherein is made a breach.
12 And they shall make a spoil of thy riches, and make a prey of thy merchandise: and they shall break down thy walls, and destroy thy pleasant houses: and they shall lay thy stones and thy timber and thy dust in the midst of the water.
16 Then all the princes of the sea shall come down from their thrones, and lay away their robes, and put off their broidered garments: they shall clothe themselves with trembling; they shall sit upon the ground, and shall tremble at every moment, and be astonished at thee.
17 And they shall take up a lamentation for thee, and say to thee, How art thou destroyed, that wast inhabited of seafaring men, the renowned city, which wast strong in the sea, she and her inhabitants, which cause their terror to be on all that haunt it!
20 When I shall bring thee down with them that descend into the pit, with the people of old time, and shall set thee in the low parts of the earth, in places desolate of old, with them that go down to the pit, that thou be not inhabited; and I shall set glory in the land of the living;
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Ezekiel Chapter 26 Bible commentary...
A prophecy against Tyre.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.
15-21 See how high, how great Tyre had been. See how low Tyre is made. The fall of others should awaken us out of security. Every discovery of the fulfilment of a Scripture prophecy, is like a miracle to confirm our faith. All that is earthly is vanity and vexation. Those who now have the most established prosperity, will soon be out of sight and forgotten.
Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.
Insight 777's Ezekiel Chapter 26 comment on 12/23/2014, 10:29am...
Verse 15, it is possible that the isles spoken of here are navy air craft carriers or destroyers. When guns are fired on a ship there is a shaking of the ship. Verse 16 could be the ship is attacked and the naval officers, called princes, take off their embroidered jackets and put on lifejackets. They are down from their throne because the ship is at that point damaged and useless because it is sinking. Verse 19, Aircraft carriers are called floating cities because they can have 5000 or more people onboard. Verse 18, When an aircraft carrier is sunk the supporting ships around it lose air support from the jets that do not have time to deploy off the runway.
Insight 777's Ezekiel Chapter 26 comment on 12/22/2014, 4:00pm...
Verse 10, walls shaking because of the NOISE of horsemen. Horsemen are symbolic of jet pilots. When a jet flies low over rooftops the concussion of the sound waves do literally shake the walls of houses like an earthquake.
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