ImmerseProphets - Page 105

I saiah
crumple you into a ball,
and toss you away into a distant, barren land.
There you will die,
and your glorious chariots will be broken and useless.
You are a disgrace to your master!
“Yes, I will drive you out of office,” says the Lord. “I will pull you
down from your high position. And then I will call my servant Eli­a­kim
son of Hil­ki­ah to replace you. I will dress him in your royal robes and
will give him your title and your authority. And he will be a father to the
people of Je­ru­sa­lem and Ju­dah. I will give him the key to the house of
Da­v id—the highest position in the royal court. When he opens doors,
no one will be able to close them; when he closes doors, no one will be
able to open them. He will bring honor to his fam­i­ly name, for I will
drive him firmly in place like a nail in the wall. They will give him great
responsibility, and he will bring honor to even the lowliest members of
his fam­i­ly.”
But the Lord of Heaven’s Ar­mies also says: “The time will come when
I will pull out the nail that seemed so firm. It will come out and fall to the
ground. Everything it supports will fall with it. I, the Lord, have spoken!”
This message came to me concerning Tyre:
Wail, you trading ships of Tarshish,
for the harbor and houses of Tyre are gone!
The rumors you heard in Cyprus
are all true.
Mourn in silence, you people of the coast
and you merchants of Sidon.
Your traders crossed the sea,
sailing over deep waters.
They brought you grain from Egypt
and harvests from along the Nile.
You were the marketplace of the world.
But now you are put to shame, city of Sidon,
for Tyre, the fortress of the sea, says,
“Now I am childless;
I have no sons or daughters.”
When Egypt hears the news about Tyre,
there will be great sorrow.

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