E Z E K I E L.
Still we are attending the funeral of Tyre and the
lamentations made for the fall of that renowned city. In this
chapter we have, I. A large account of the dignity, wealth, and
splendour of Tyre, while it was in its strength, the vast trade it
drove, and the interest it had among the nations (ver. 1-25), which is designed to
make its ruin the more lamentable. II. A prediction of its fall and
ruin, and the confusion and consternation which all its neighbours
shall thereby be put into, ver.
26-36. And this is intended to stain the pride of all
worldly glory, and, by setting the one over-against the other, to
let us see the vanity and uncertainty of the riches, honours, and
pleasures of the world, and what little reason we have to place our
happiness in them or to be confident of the continuance of them; so
that all this is written for our learning.