Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
‘Then it will be
when seventy years are completed I will punish the king of Babylon and that nation,’ declares the Lord, ‘for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans; and I will make it an everlasting desolation.
2 Chronicles 36:21
to fulfill the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed its sabbaths. All the days of its desolation it kept sabbath until seventy years were complete.
Now in that day Tyre will be forgotten for
seventy years like the days of one king. At the end of seventy years it will happen to Tyre as in the song of the harlot:
in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, observed in the books the number of the years which was revealed as the word of the Lord to
Jeremiah the prophet for the completion of the desolations of Jerusalem, namely, seventy years.
Then the angel of the Lord said, “O Lord of hosts,
how long will You have no compassion for Jerusalem and the cities of Judah, with which You have been indignant these seventy years?”
“Say to all the people of the land and to the priests, ‘When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh months
these seventy years, was it actually for Me that you fasted?
Therefore, thus says the Lord
God, ‘As the wood of the vine among the trees of the forest, which I have given to the fire for fuel, so have I given up the inhabitants of Jerusalem;
The desolate land will be cultivated instead of being a desolation in the sight of everyone who passes by.