Lament for Tyre, … lament for New York City?

Ezekiel 27:25-36

​“The ships of Tarshish were carriers of your merchandise.

​​You were filled and very glorious in the midst of the seas.

26 ​​Your oarsmen brought you into many waters,

​​But the east wind broke you in the midst of the seas.

27 ​​“Your riches, wares, and merchandise,

​​Your mariners and pilots,

​​Your caulkers and merchandisers,

​​All your men of war who are in you,

​​And the entire company which is in your midst,

​​Will fall into the midst of the seas on the day of your ruin.

28 ​​The common-land will shake at the sound of the cry of your pilots.

29 ​​“All who handle the oar,

​​The mariners,

​​All the pilots of the sea

​​Will come down from their ships and stand on the shore.

30 ​​They will make their voice heard because of you;

​​They will cry bitterly and cast dust on their heads;

​​They will roll about in ashes;

31 ​​They will shave themselves completely bald because of you,

​​Gird themselves with sackcloth,

​​And weep for you

​​With bitterness of heart and bitter wailing.

32 ​​In their wailing for you

​​They will take up a lamentation,

​​And lament for you:

​‘​What city is like Tyre,

​​Destroyed in the midst of the sea?

33 ​‘​When your wares went out by sea,

​​You satisfied many people;

​​You enriched the kings of the earth

​​With your many luxury goods and your merchandise.

34 ​​But you are broken by the seas in the depths of the waters;

​​Your merchandise and the entire company will fall in your midst.

35 ​​All the inhabitants of the isles will be astonished at you;

​​Their kings will be greatly afraid,

​​And their countenance will be troubled.

36 ​​The merchants among the peoples will hiss at you;

​​You will become a horror, and be no more forever.’ ” ’ ”

Pasted from <http://www.blueletterbible.org/tools/printerFriendly.cfm?b=Eze&c=27&v=1&t=NKJVP>

So much of this lament could have been written for New York City

“…carriers of your merchandise….”

“…filled and very glorious in the midst of the seas….”

…”‘​When your wares went out by sea,

​​You satisfied many people;

​​You enriched the kings of the earth

​​With your many luxury goods and your merchandise.…”

and the destruction of the twin towers on 9/11. 

“…​​But the east wind broke you in the midst of the seas.…”

The planes coming from the east, piloted by men of the east…

May this passage serve as a warning and in our remembering may we turn as a nation to the Lord God Almighty.

“…​​They will cry bitterly and cast dust on their heads;

​​They will roll about in ashes;…”

“…​​You will become a horror, and be no more forever.’ ” ’ ”…”

May we recognize the payment that was made for our sin when Jesus went to that cross for us.  May we acknowledge, accept and receive his sin offering for us and begin a new life in him, giving praise to him for his mercies.  May we not become a horror that causes fear and dismay to others.

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One thought on “Lament for Tyre, … lament for New York City?

  1. WOW Gracie, I never thought of connecting the words of these Scriptures with 9/11. You are so right! Great insight there! I pray daily for this nation, and that we stop most of all the “horrible crime” of abortion! If we do not I “fear” there is going to be “worse” than 9/11. Yes, may we “all begin a new life for Him.” Outstanding post and observation! God Bless, SR

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