A Prophecy Against Tyre 23 A prophecy against Tyre: Wail, you ships of Tarshish! For Tyre is destroyed and left without house or harbor. From the land of Cyprus word has come to them. 2 Be silent, you people of the island and you merchants of Sidon, whom the seafarers have enriched. 3 On the great waters came the grain of the Shihor; the harvest of the Nile[a] was the revenue of Tyre, and she became the marketplace of the nations. 4 Be ashamed, Sidon, and you fortress of the sea, for the sea has spoken: “I have neither been in labor nor given birth; I have neither reared sons nor brought up daughters.” 5 When word comes to Egypt, they will be in anguish at the report from Tyre.
Isaiah 23:1 - 5
ESV - 1 The oracle concerning Tyre. Wail, O ships of Tarshish, for Tyre is laid waste, without house or harbor! From the land of Cyprus it is revealed to them. 2 Be still, O inhabitants of the coast; the merchants of Sidon, who cross the sea, have filled you.
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I would say that, although Tyre was besieged by Nebuchadnezzar (the Babylonian king who had also conquered and exiled Judah, as described in 2 Kings 24-25), the greatest temporal judgment from God against Tyre (in fulfillment of the prophecy cited in the question, and to which Jesus was referring in Matthew 11:21 and Luke 10:13) was inflicted in 322 B.C. by Alexander the Great, who completely destroyed the city at that time -- although it was later rebuilt under Roman rule.
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