Thus said the Lord GOD to Tyrus; Shall not the isles shake at the sound of your fall, when the wounded cry…
As when a great merchant breaks, all that he deals with are shocked by it, and begin to look about them. Or when they see one fail and become bankrupt, of a sudden, in debt a great deal more than he is worth, it makes them afraid for themselves, lest they should do so too. Thus the isles, which thought themselves safe in the embraces of the sea, when they see Tyrus fall, shall tremble and be troubled, saying, What will become of us?" And it is well, if they make this use of it, to take warning by it not to be secure, but to stand in awe of God and His judgments.
( M. Henry.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Thus saith the Lord GOD to Tyrus; Shall not the isles shake at the sound of thy fall, when the wounded cry, when the slaughter is made in the midst of thee?