Prophecies Against Tyre and Sidon
26:1 And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the first day of the month, that the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
The 11th year of Jehoiachin’s captivity was that in which Jerusalem was taken. On the 9th day of the 4th month of this year the city was stormed, and on the 10th day of the 5th month it was destroyed (Jeremiah 52:6; Jeremiah 52:12).
2 Son of man, because that Tyrus hath said against Jerusalem, Aha, she is broken (586 B.C.) that was the gates of the (Gemini) people: she is turned unto me: I shall be replenished, now she is laid waste:
3 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Tyrus, and will cause many (Gemini) nations to come up against thee, as the sea causeth his waves to come up.
4 And they shall destroy the (red radius line) walls of Tyrus, and break down her (Argo) towers: I will also scrape her dust from her, and make her like the top of a (black lunar) rock.
5 It shall be a place for the spreading of (red radius line) nets in the midst of the sea: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord God: and it shall become a spoil to the (Gemini) nations.
6 And her (Gemini) daughters which are in the field shall be slain by the sword; and they shall know that I am the Lord.
7 For thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will bring upon Tyrus Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, a king of kings (Leo), from the north, with horses (Centaur and Sagittarius), and with chariots (Auriga), and with horsemen, and companies, and much (Gemini and Milky Way cloud of) people.
The correct spelling, Nebuchadrezzar (Ezekiel 29:18, Ezekiel 30:10), the name being Nabû-Kudurri-usur, “Nebo protect the crown!” Schrader KAT, p. 361 (on 2 Kings 24:1).
8 He shall slay with the sword thy (Gemini) daughters in the field: and he shall make a (Cancer) fort against thee, and cast a (lunar crescent) mount against thee, and lift up the (lunar) buckler against thee.
9 And he shall set engines of war against thy (red radius line) walls, and with his (solar and lunar) axes he shall break down thy (Argo) towers.
10 By reason of the abundance of his (Centaur) horses their dust shall cover thee: thy (red radius line) walls shall shake at the noise of the horsemen, and of the (lunar and solar) wheels, and of the (Auriga) chariots, when he shall enter into thy (solar and lunar) gates, as (Gemini) men enter into a city wherein is made a (solar or lunar) breach.
11 With the (lunar) hoofs of his horses shall he tread down all thy (red radius line) streets: he shall slay thy (Gemini) people by the sword, and thy strong garrisons shall go down to the ground.
12 And they shall make a spoil of thy riches, and make a prey of thy merchandise: and they shall break down thy (red radius line) walls, and destroy thy pleasant houses: and they shall lay thy (lunar) stones and thy (red radius line) timber and thy dust in the midst of the water.
13 And I will cause the noise of thy (Gemini) songs to cease; and the sound of thy (Gemini) harps shall be no more heard.
14 And I will make thee like the top of a (lunar) rock: thou shalt be a place to spread (red radius line) nets upon; thou shalt be built no more: for I the Lord have spoken it, saith the Lord God.
15 Thus saith the Lord God to Tyrus; Shall not the isles shake at the sound of thy fall, when the wounded (Gemini) cry, when the slaughter is made in the midst of thee?
16 Then all the (Gemini) 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 (Cancer-Tyre) destroyed, that wast inhabited of seafaring (Gemini) men, the renowned (Cancer-Tyre) city, which wast strong in the sea, she (Cancer-Tyre) and her (Gemini) inhabitants, which cause their terror to be on all that haunt it!
18 Now shall the isles tremble in the day of thy fall; yea, the isles that are in the sea shall be troubled at thy departure.
19 For thus saith the Lord God; When I shall make thee a desolate city, like the cities that are not inhabited; when I shall bring up the deep upon thee, and great Hydra) waters shall cover thee;
20 When I shall bring thee down with them that descend into the (lunar) pit, with the (Gemini) 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 (lunar) pit, that thou be not inhabited; and I shall set glory in the land of the living;
21 I will make thee a terror, and thou shalt be no more: though thou be sought for, yet shalt thou never be found again, saith the Lord God.
27:1 The word of the Lord came again unto me, saying,
2 Now, thou son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyrus;
3 And say unto Tyrus, O thou that art situate at the entry of the sea, which art a merchant of the (Gemini) people for many isles, Thus saith the Lord God; O Tyrus, thou hast said, I am of perfect (Hydra) beauty.
4 Thy borders are in the midst of the seas, thy (Gemini) builders have perfected thy beauty.
5 They have made all thy (Argo) ship boards of fir trees of Senir: they have taken cedars from Lebanon to make masts for thee (Argo).
6 Of the oaks of Bashan have they made thine oars; the company of the (Gemini) Ashurites have made thy benches of (lunar) ivory, brought out of the isles of Chittim.
7 Fine linen with broidered work from Egypt was that which thou spreadest forth to be thy sail (white Milky Way with constellation embroidery); blue and purple from the isles of Elishah was that which covered thee.
8 The (Gemini) inhabitants of Zidon and Arvad were thy (Gemini) mariners: thy (Gemini) wise men, O Tyrus, that were in thee, were thy (Gemini) pilots.
9 The (Gemini) ancients of Gebal and the (Gemini) wise men thereof were in thee thy (Gemini) calkers: all the (Argo) ships of the sea with their (Gemini) mariners were in thee to occupy thy merchandise.
10 They of Persia and of Lud and of Phut were in thine army, thy (Gemini) men of war: they hanged the (solar) shield and (lunar) helmet in thee; they set forth thy comeliness.
11 The (Gemini) men of Arvad with thine army were upon thy (red radius line) walls round about, and the (Gemini) Gammadims were in thy towers: they hanged their shields upon thy walls round about; they have made thy beauty perfect.
12 Tarshish was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of all kind of riches; with (lunar) silver, iron, tin, and lead, they traded in thy fairs.
13 Javan, Tubal, and Meshech, they were thy (Gemini) merchants: they traded the (Gemini) persons of men and vessels of (solar) brass in thy market.
14 They of the house of Togarmah traded in thy fairs with (Centaur and Sagittarius) horses and horsemen and mules.
15 The (Gemini) men of Dedan were thy merchants; many isles were the merchandise of thine hand: they brought thee for a present horns of (lunar) ivory and (lunar) ebony.
16 Syria was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of the wares of thy making: they occupied in thy fairs with emeralds, purple, and broidered work, and fine linen, and coral, and agate.
17 Judah, and the land of Israel, they were thy merchants: they traded in thy market (solar) wheat of Minnith, and Pannag, and (solar) honey, and (solar) oil, and balm.
18 Damascus was thy merchant in the multitude of the wares of thy making, for the multitude of all riches; in the wine of Helbon, and (lunar) white wool.
19 Dan also and Javan going to and fro occupied in thy fairs: bright iron, cassia, and calamus, were in thy market.
20 Dedan was thy merchant in precious clothes for chariots.
21 Arabia, and all the (Gemini) princes of Kedar, they occupied with thee in (Aries) lambs, and (Aries) rams, and (Capricorn) goats: in these were they thy (Gemini) merchants.
22 The merchants of Sheba and Raamah, they were thy (Gemini) merchants: they occupied in thy fairs with chief of all spices, and with all precious stones, and (solar) gold.
23 Haran, and Canneh, and Eden, the merchants of Sheba, Asshur, and Chilmad, were thy (Gemini) merchants.
24 These were thy (Gemini) merchants in all sorts of things, in blue clothes, and broidered work, and in chests of rich apparel, bound with (red radius) cords, and made of cedar, among thy merchandise.
25 The (Argo) ships of Tarshish did sing of thee in thy market: and thou wast replenished, and made very glorious in the midst of the seas.
26 Thy (Gemini) rowers have brought thee into great waters: the east wind hath broken thee in the midst of the seas.
27 Thy riches, and thy fairs, thy merchandise, thy (Gemini) mariners, and thy (Gemini) pilots, thy (Gemini) calkers, and the (Gemini) occupiers of thy merchandise, and all thy (Gemini) men of war, that are in thee, and in all thy company which is in the midst of thee, shall fall into the midst of the seas in the day of thy ruin.
28 The suburbs shall shake at the sound of the cry of thy (Gemini) pilots.
29 And all that handle the oar, the (Gemini) mariners, and all the (Gemini) pilots of the sea, shall come down from their (Argo) ships, they shall stand upon the land;
30 And shall cause their voice to be heard against thee, and shall (red radius) cry bitterly, and shall cast up dust upon their (Gemini) heads, they shall wallow themselves in the ashes:
31 And they shall make themselves utterly bald for thee, and gird them with sackcloth, and they shall weep for thee with bitterness of heart and bitter wailing.
32 And in their wailing they shall take up a lamentation for thee, and lament over thee, saying, What city is like Tyrus, like the destroyed in the midst of the sea?
33 When thy wares went forth out of the seas, thou filledst many (Gemini) people; thou didst enrich the (Gemini) kings of the earth with the multitude of thy riches and of thy merchandise.
34 In the time when thou shalt be (red radius line) broken by the seas in the depths of the waters thy merchandise and all thy company in the midst of thee shall fall.
35 All the (Gemini) inhabitants of the isles shall be astonished at thee, and their (Gemini) kings shall be sore afraid, they shall be troubled in their countenance.
36 The (Gemini) merchants among the (Gemini) people shall hiss at thee; thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt be any more.
28:1 The word of the Lord came again unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord God; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:
3 Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee:
4 With thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten (solar) gold and (lunar) silver into thy treasures:
5 By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches:
6 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Because thou hast set thine heart as the heart of God;
7 Behold, therefore I will bring (Gemini) strangers upon thee, the terrible of the nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy brightness.
8 They shall bring thee down to the (lunar) pit, and thou shalt die the deaths of them that are slain in the midst of the seas.
9 Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I am God? but thou shalt be a man, and no God, in the hand of him that slayeth thee.
10 Thou shalt die the deaths of the uncircumcised by the hand of (Gemini) strangers: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord God.
11 Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord God; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty (Hydra with Corvus).
13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
14 Thou art the anointed cherub (Hydra) that covereth (Corvus); and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub (Hydra with Corvus), from the midst of the stones of fire.
17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee (Hydra with Corvus) before (Gemini) kings, that they may behold thee.
18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a (solar) fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to (lunar) ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.
19 All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.
20 Again the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
21 Son of man, set thy face against Zidon, and prophesy against it,
22 And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Zidon; and I will be glorified in the midst of thee: and they shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall have executed judgments in her, and shall be sanctified in her.
23 For I will send into her pestilence, and (red radius line) blood into her streets; and the wounded shall be judged in the midst of her by the sword upon her on every side; and they shall know that I am the Lord.
24 And there shall be no more a (lunar) pricking brier unto the house of Israel, nor any grieving (lunar) thorn of all that are round about them, that despised them; and they shall know that I am the Lord God.
25 Thus saith the Lord God; When I shall have gathered the house of Israel from the (Gemini) people among whom they are scattered, and shall be sanctified in them in the sight of the heathen, then shall they dwell in their land that I have given to my servant Jacob.
26 And they shall dwell safely therein, and shall build (red radius line) houses, and plant (green Milky Way) vineyards; yea, they shall dwell with confidence, when I have executed judgments upon all those that despise them round about them; and they shall know that I am the Lord their God.