a place to spread nets


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a place to spread nets

Ezekiel 26:1-6 (JDV)

Ezekiel 26:1 In the eleventh year, on the first day of the month, the word of Yahveh happened to me. This is what it said:
Ezekiel 26:2 “Son of Adam, because Tyre said about Jerusalem, ‘Aha! The gateway to the peoples is shattered. She has been turned over to me. I will be filled now that she lies in ruins,’
Ezekiel 26:3 therefore this is what the Lord Yahveh says: Notice, I am against you, Tyre! I will raise up many nations against you, just as the sea raises its waves.
Ezekiel 26:4 They will destroy the walls of Tyre and demolish her towers. I will scrape the soil from her and turn her into a bare rock.
Ezekiel 26:5 She will become a place in the sea to spread nets because I have spoken.” This is the declaration of the Lord Yahveh. “She will become plunder for the nations,
Ezekiel 26:6 and her villages on the mainland will be slaughtered by the sword. Then they will know that I am Yahveh.”

a place to spread nets

Cowles comments on the literal fulfillment of this prophecy:

“God would bring up many nations against her, even as the great sea heaves up its mighty waves against the bulwarks that feeble men rear. This maritime figure is entirely in place in a prophecy against Tyre. The island city was built on the top of a huge rock. When the city became utterly desolate, and all its vast walls, forts and structures were demolished, the surface of this rock was laid bare and became precisely a place for fishermen to spread and dry their nets. This prophecy has long since been literally fulfilled. Her great wealth, accumulated during ages of lucrative commerce, became a spoil to the

No matter how tall a structure you build, if you disregard the Lord, it is all destined to become a desolation.

  • Cowles, Henry. Ezekiel and Daniel: With Notes, Critical, Explanatory, and Practical. (New York: D. Appleton, 1870), p.149.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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