A prophecy of the destruction of the famous city of Tyre by Nabuchodonosor.
1 And it came to pass in the eleventh year, the first day of the month, that the word of the Lord came to me, saying:
Et factum est in undecimo anno, prima mensis : factus est sermo Domini ad me, dicens :
2 Son of man, because Tyre hath said of Jerusalem: Aha, the gates of the people are broken, she is turned to me: I shall be filled, now she is laid waste.
Fili hominis, pro eo quod dixit Tyrus de Jerusalem : Euge, confractae sunt portae populorum, conversa est ad me; implebor, deserta est :
3 Therefore thus saith the Lord God: Behold I come against thee, O Tyre, and I will cause many nations to come up to thee, as the waves of the sea rise up.
propterea haec dicit Dominus Deus : Ecce ego super te, Tyre, et ascendere faciam ad te gentes multas, sicut ascendit mare fluctuans.
4 And they shall break down the walls of Tyre, and destroy the towers thereof: and I will scrape her dust from her, and make her like a smooth rock.
Et dissipabunt muros Tyri, et destruent turres ejus : et radam pulverem ejus de ea, et dabo eam in limpidissimam petram.
5 She shall be a drying place for nets in the midst of the sea, because I have spoken it, saith the Lord God: and she shall be a spoil to the nations.
Siccatio sagenarum erit in medio maris, quia ego locutus sum, ait Dominus Deus : et erit in direptionem gentibus.
6 Her daughters also that are in the field, shall be slain by the sword: and they shall know that I am the Lord.
Filiae quoque ejus, quae sunt in agro, gladio interficientur : et scient quia ego Dominus.
7 For thus saith the Lord God: Behold I will bring against Tyre Nabuchodonosor king of Babylon, the king of kings, from the north, with horses, and chariots, and horsemen, and companies, and much people.
Quia haec dicit Dominus Deus : Ecce ego adducam ad Tyrum Nabuchodonosor, regem Babylonis, ab aquilone, regem regum, cum equis, et curribus, et equitibus, et coetu, populoque magno.
8 Thy daughters that are in the field, he shall kill with the sword: and he shall compass thee with forts, and shall cast up a mount round about: and he shall lift up the buckler against thee.
Filias tuas quae sunt in agro, gladio interficiet : et circumdabit te munitionibus, et comportabit aggerem in gyro : et elevabit contra te clypeum.
9 And he shall set engines of war and battering rams against thy walls, and shall destroy thy towers with his arms.
Et vineas, et arietes temperabit in muros tuos, et turres tuas destruet in armatura sua.
10 By reason of the multitude of his horses, their dust shall cover thee: thy walls shall shake at the noise of the horsemen, and wheels, and chariots, when they shall go in at thy gates, as by the entrance of a city that is destroyed.
Inundatione equorum ejus operiet te pulvis eorum : a sonitu equitum, et rotarum, et curruum, movebuntur muri tui, cum ingressus fuerit portas tuas quasi per introitum urbis dissipatae.
11 With the hoofs of his horses he shall tread down all thy streets: thy people he shall kill with the sword, and thy famous statues shall fall to the ground.
Ungulis equorum suorum conculcabit omnes plateas tuas : populum tuum gladio caedet, et statuae tuae nobiles in terram corruent.
12 They shall waste thy riches, they shall make a spoil of thy merchandise: and they shall destroy thy walls, and pull down thy fine houses: and they shall lay thy stones and thy timber, and thy dust in the midst of the waters.
Vastabunt opes tuas, diripient negotiationes tuas, et destruent muros tuos, et domos tuas praeclaras subvertent : et lapides tuos, et ligna tua, et pulverem tuum in medio aquarum ponent.
13 And I will make the multitude of thy songs to cease, and the sound of thy harps shall be heard no more.
Et quiescere faciam multitudinem canticorum tuorum : et sonitus cithararum tuarum non audietur amplius.
14 And I will make thee like a naked rock, thou shalt be a drying place for nets, neither shalt thou be built any more: for I have spoken it, saith. the Lord God.
Et dabo te in limpidissimam petram, siccatio sagenarum eris, nec aedificaberis ultra, quia ego locutus sum, ait Dominus Deus.
15 Thus saith the Lord God to Tyre: Shall not the islands shake at the sound of thy fall, and the groans of thy slain when they shall be killed in the midst of thee?
Haec dicit Dominus Deus Tyro : Numquid non a sonitu ruinae tuae, et gemitu interfectorum tuorum, cum occisi fuerint in medio tui, commovebuntur insulae?
16 Then all the princes of the sea shall come down from their thrones: and take off their robes, and cast away their broidered garments, and be clothed with astonishment: they shall sit on the ground, and with amazement shall wonder at thy sudden fall.
Et descendent de sedibus suis omnes principes maris : et auferent exuvias suas, et vestimenta sua varia abjicient, et induentur stupore : in terra sedebunt, et attoniti super repentino casu tuo admirabuntur :
17 And taking up a lamentation over thee, they shall say to thee: How art thou fallen, that dwellest in the sea, renowned city that wast strong in the sea, with thy inhabitants whom all did dread?
et assumentes super te lamentum, dicent tibi : Quomodo peristi, quae habitas in mari, urbs inclyta, quae fuisti fortis in mari cum habitatoribus tuis, quos formidabant universi?
18 Now shall the ships be astonished in the day of thy terror: and the islands in the sea shall be troubled because no one cometh out of thee.
Nunc stupebunt naves in die pavoris tui, et turbabuntur insulae in mari, eo quod nullus egrediatur ex te.
19 For thus saith the Lord God: When I shall make thee a desolate city like the cities that are not inhabited: and shall bring the deep upon thee, and many waters shall cover thee:
Quia haec dicit Dominus Deus : Cum dedero te urbem desolatam, sicut civitates quae non habitantur; et adduxero super te abyssum, et operuerint te aquae multae;
20 And when I shall bring thee down with those that descend into the pit to the everlasting people, and shall set thee in the lowest parts of the earth, as places desolate of old, with them that are brought down into the pit, that thou be not inhabited: and when I shall give glory in the land of the living,
et detraxero te cum his qui descendunt in lacum ad populum sempiternum; et collocavero te in terra novissima sicut solitudines veteres, cum his qui deducuntur in lacum, ut non habiteris : porro cum dedero gloriam in terra viventium,
21 I will bring thee to nothing, and thou shalt not be, and if thou be sought for, thou shalt not be found any more for ever, saith the Lord God.
in nihilum redigam te, et non eris : et requisita non invenieris ultra in sempiternum, dicit Dominus Deus.