The demise of Tyre (Ezek 26:15-26:15)

“Thus says Yahweh God!


Will not the coastlands


At the sound

Of your fall?

Will not the wounded


When slaughter

Goes on

Within you?’”

Yahweh, via Ezekiel, said the demise of Tyre would have a big impact on the other coastal towns, if it was to fall. The shaking of the walls and the groaning of the wounded ones would be heard by many people. There would be a great slaughter among the people of Tyre.

The defeat of Babylon (Jer 51:3-51:4)

“Let not the archer

Bend his bow!

Let him not array himself

In his coat of mail!

Do not spare

Her young men!

Utterly destroy

Her entire army!

They shall fall down slain

In the land

Of the Chaldeans,


In her streets.”

In this battle with Babylon, the Babylonian archers with their bows and arrows would be useless. Those who put on armored coats of mail would also find little protection. The invaders were to utterly destroy the young men and the army of the Babylonians. They were to defeat the Chaldeans in their own streets, even letting the wounded ones lay there.