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Geneva Study Bible

Ezekiel 26



Verse 1
And it came to pass in the a eleventh year, in the first [day] of the month, [that] the word of the LORD came to me, saying,

(a) Either of the captivity of Jeconiah or of the reign of Zedekiah.

Verse 2
Son of man, because that Tyre hath said against Jerusalem, Aha, she is broken [that was] the b gates of the people: she is turned to me: I shall be c replenished, [now] she is laid waste:

(b) That is, the famous city Jerusalem to which all people resorted.

(c) My riches and fame will increase: thus the wicked rejoice at their fall by whom they may have any profit or advantage.

Verse 6
And her d daughters who [are] in the field shall be slain by the sword; and they shall know that I [am] the LORD.

(d) The towns that belonged to her.

Verse 11
With the hoofs of his horses shall he tread down all thy streets: he shall slay thy people by the sword, and thy strong e garrisons shall go down to the ground.

(e) For Tyre was built by art and by labour of men was won out of the sea. Some refer this to the image of the noble men which they had erected for their glory and renown.

Verse 14
And I will make thee like the top of a rock: f thou shalt be [a place] to spread nets upon; thou shalt be built no more: for I the LORD have spoken [it], saith the Lord GOD.

(f) I will make you so bare that you will have nothing to cover you.

Verse 16
Then all the princes of the g sea shall come down from their thrones, and lay away their robes, and put off their embroidered garments: they shall clothe themselves with trembling; they shall sit upon the ground, and shall tremble at [every] moment, and be astonished at thee.

(g) The governors and rulers of other countries that dwell by the sea: by which he signifies that her destruction would be so horrible that all the world would hear of it and be afraid.

Verse 17
And they shall take up a lamentation for thee, and say to thee, How art thou destroyed, [that wast] inhabited h by seafaring men, the renowned city, which wast strong in the sea, she and her inhabitants, who cause their terror [to be] on all that dwelt in it!

(h) Meaning, merchants who by their traffic enriched her wonderfully and increased her power.

Verse 20
When I shall bring thee down with them that descend into the pit, with the people o 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 k living;

(i) Who were dead long ago.

(k) Meaning in Judea when it will be restored.


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Bibliography Information
Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Ezekiel 26:4". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". 1599-1645.

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