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Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Ezekiel 26



Verses 1-21

Ezekiel 26:2. Tyrus hath said against Jerusalem, Aha. The Lord’s people were not beloved among the gentile nations, because they were not what they seemed to be in regard to their holy temple. Having made reflections on the fall of Tyre in Isaiah 23., we have here only to gather the gleanings. A new Tyre was built on an island near the old one, under the auspices of Cyrus.

Ezekiel 26:4. I will also scrape her dust. Tyre, because of her wealth and maritime resources, was as much envied among the ancient nations, as London now is among the nations of Europe. Hence Nebuchadnezzar besieged Tyre for thirteen years; and Alexander removed the stones of old Tyre to make a causeway to the new city, during the siege. According to Maundrel, and all travellers, the scite of old Tyre is literally become a place to dry the fishermen’s nets.

Ezekiel 26:12. They shall make a spoil of thy riches. The greater part of the treasure, and one thousand five hundred of the inhabitants escaped in ships. The city was totally destroyed, and eight of the inhabitants massacred and crucified.

Ezekiel 26:20. Descend into the pit. Our Saviour, speaking of the fall of Capernaum, uses the word hades. Matthew 11:23. Luke 10:15. The LXX, bothron. The Vulgate and Montanus read lake. It imports that the Tyrians should go to the souls of the dead, till the morning of the last day. The English word pit does not seem to convey the full meaning of the text.


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Sutcliffe, Joseph. "Commentary on Ezekiel 26:4". Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments. 1835.

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