they will sing a dirge


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they will sing a dirge

Ezekiel 26:15-21 (JDV)

Ezekiel 26:15 This is what the Lord Yahveh says to Tyre: “Won’t the coasts and islands quake at the sound of your downfall when the wounded groan and slaughter occurs within you?
Ezekiel 26:16 All the princes of the sea will descend from their thrones, remove their robes, and strip off their embroidered garments. They will clothe themselves with trembling; they will sit on the ground, tremble continually, and be appalled at you.
Ezekiel 26:17 Then they will sing a dirge for you and say of you, ‘How you have perished, city of renown, you who were populated from the seas! She who was powerful on the sea, she and all of her residents inflicted their terror.
Ezekiel 26:18 Now the coast-lands tremble on the day of your downfall; the islands in the sea are alarmed by your demise.'”
Ezekiel 26:19 You see, this is what the Lord Yahveh says: “When I make you a ruined city like other deserted cities when I raise up the deep against you so that the mighty waters cover you,
Ezekiel 26:20 then I will bring you down to be with those who descend to the Pit, to the people of antiquity. I will make you dwell below the ground like the ancient ruins, with those who descend to the Pit, so that you will no longer be inhabited or display your splendor in the land of the living.
Ezekiel 26:21 I will make you an object of horror, and you will no longer exist. You will be sought but will never be found again.” This is the declaration of the Lord Yahveh.

they will sing a dirge

The joyful songs of Tyre are gone. All that is left is a dirge, sung in mourning by the nations that had once traded with this great city.

When our life is over, will we have accomplished anything worthy of pride, or will it just be dust and nothingness?

LORD, give us the wisdom to make our lives matter for you.

About Jefferson Vann

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