Seventy Years

How does seventy years relate to the great tribulation and after? Let's examine.


Isa 23:15 And it shall come to pass in that day, that TYRE (a rock) <06865> shall be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king: after the end of seventy years shall Tyre sing as an HARLOT.

Zec 9:3 And TYRUS <06865> did build herself a strong hold, and heaped up silver as the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets.

Jas 5:3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.

Isa 23:16 Take an harp, go about the city, thou HARLOT that hast been forgotten; make sweet melody, sing many songs, that thou mayest be remembered.

Jer 51:8 BABYLON is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be SHE may be healed.

Joe 2:12 Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:

Joe 2:14 Who knoweth if he will return and repent, and leave a blessing behind him; even a meat offering and a drink offering unto the LORD your God?

Jer 25:11 And this whole land shall be a desolation, and an astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of BABYLON seventy years.

Da 9:2 In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of JERUSALEM.

Zec 7:5 Speak unto all the PEOPLE OF THE LAND, and to the priests, saying, When ye fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh month, even those seventy years, did ye at all fast unto me, even to me?

Isa 1:21 How is the FAITHFUL CITY become an HARLOT! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.

2Ch 36:21 To fulfil the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths: for as long as she lay desolate she kept sabbath, to fulfil threescore and ten years (70).

Zec 1:12 Then the angel of the LORD answered and said, O LORD of hosts, how long wilt thou not have mercy on Jerusalem and on the cities of Judah, against which thou hast had indignation these threescore and ten years (70)?


Mt 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.

Jer 30:7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.AFTER SEVENTY YEARS –


Isa 23:17 And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy years, that the LORD will visit TYRE, and she shall turn <07725> to her hire <0868> (hire of prostitute, reward), and shall commit fornication with **all the kingdoms of the world** upon the face of the earth.

Mic 1:7 And all the graven images thereof shall be beaten to pieces, and all the hires thereof shall be burned with the fire, and all the idols thereof will I lay desolate: for she gathered it of the hire of an harlot, and they shall return <07725> to the hire <0868> of an HARLOT.

Ho 9:1 Rejoice not, O Israel, for joy, as other people: for thou hast gone a whoring from thy God, thou hast loved a reward <0868> upon every cornfloor.

De 23:18 Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the house of the LORD thy God for any vow: for even both these are abomination unto the LORD thy God.

Re 13:3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and **all the world** wondered after the beast.

Jer 25:12 And it shall come to pass, when seventy years are accomplished, that I will punish the king of BABYLON, and that nation, saith the LORD, for their iniquity, and the land of the CHALDEANS, and will make it perpetual desolations.


Isa 23:17 And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy years, that the LORD will visit TYRE, and she shall turn <07725> to her hire <0868> (hire of prostitute, reward), and shall commit fornication with **all the kingdoms of the world** upon the face of the earth.

Isa 23:18 And HER merchandise and her hire shall be holiness to the LORD: it shall not be treasured nor laid up; for her merchandise shall be for them that dwell before the LORD, to eat sufficiently, and for durable clothing.

Jer 29:10 For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at BABYLON I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.

Jer 27:22 They shall be carried to BABYLON, and there shall they be until the day that I visit them, saith the LORD; then will I bring them up, and restore them to this place.


The Bible appears to be associating seventy years to the great tribulation (7=judgment, 10=complete judgment). Time when Tyre, Babylon (figures of the church) is forsaken of God. At the end of the seventy symbolical years, however, God visits Tyre and separates wheat from tares. The wheat are gathered out of Babylon (salvation) while the tares continue to commit fornication (judgment).