|Ezekiel 27 |
1 The word of the LORD came again to me, saying,
2 "Now, son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyre,
3 And say to Tyre: O you who are situated at the entry of the sea, who are a merchant of the people for many isles, Thus says the Lord GOD: O Tyre, you have said, 'I am of perfect beauty.'
4 Your borders are in the midst of the seas; your builders have perfected your beauty.
5 They have made all your ship boards of the fir trees of Senir; they have taken cedars from Lebanon to make masts for you.
6 They have made your oars form the oaks of Bashan; the company of the Ashurites have made your benches of ivory brought out of the isles of Cyprus.
7 Fine linen with embroidered work from Egypt was what you spread forth to be your sail; blue and purple from the isles of Elishah was what covered you.
8 The inhabitants of Zidon and Arvad were your mariners; your wise men, who were in you, were your pilots, O Tyre.
9 The ancients of Gebal and its wise men were your caulkers; all the ships of the sea with their mariners were in you to trade in your merchandise.
10 Those of Persia and of Lud and of Phut were in your army, your men of war; they hung the shield and helmet in you; they gave splendor to you.
11 The men of Arvad with your army were all around on your walls, and the Gammadims were in your towers; they hung their shields upon your walls all around; they made your beauty perfect.
12 Tarshish was your merchant because of the multitude of your riches of all kinds; with silver, iron, tin, and lead they traded for your merchandise.
13 Javan, Tubal, and Meshech were your merchants, they traded the lives of men and vessels of brass in your market.
14 Those of the house of Togarmah traded for your wares with horses and horsemen and mules.
15 The men of Dedan were your merchants; many isles were your customers; they brought you horns of ivory and ebony in payment.
16 Syria was your merchant because of the multitude of the wares you made; they exchanged emeralds, purple, embroidered work, fine linen, coral, and rubies for your wares.
17 Judah and the land of Israel were your merchants; they traded wheat of Minnith, Pannag, honey, oil, and balm in your market.
18 Damascus was your merchant because of the multitude of wares you made; and all your riches they traded with the wine of Helbon, and white wool.
19 Dan also and Javan went to and fro trading in your fairs. Bright iron, cassia, and calamus were in your market.
20 Dedan was your merchant in precious clothes for chariots.
21 Arabia and all the princes of Kedar were your merchants in lambs, rams and goats; they traded with you in these.
22 The merchants of Sheba and Raamah your merchants; they traded in your fairs with the choicest of spices and with precious stones and gold.
23 Haran and Canneh and Eden, the merchants of Sheba, Asshur and Chilmad were your merchants.
24 These were your merchants in all sorts of things, in blue clothes, and embroidered work, and in chests of rich apparel bound with cords and made of cedar.
25 The ships of Tarshish were carriers of your merchandise, and you were replenished and were very glorious in the midst of the seas.
26 Your rowers have brought you into great waters; the east wind has broken you to pieces in the midst of the seas.
27 Your riches, your fairs, your merchandise, your mariners, your pilots, your caulkers, your traders of merchandise, and all your men of war who are in you, and all your company which is in the midst of you, will sink into the heart of the sea in the day of your ruin.
28 The seashore will shake at the sound of the cry of your pilots.
29 And all who handle the oar will come down from their ships, the mariners and all the pilots of the sea will stand upon the land,
30 And will raise their voice and cry bitterly over you, and will cast up dust upon their heads and wallow in ashes.
31 And they will shave themselves utterly bald for you and gird them with sackcloth, and they will weep for you with bitterness of heart and bitter wailing.
32 And in their wailing they will take up a lamentation for you and lament over you, saying, 'What city is like Tyre, the city destroyed in the midst of the sea?'
33 When your wares went out on the seas, you satisfied many people; you enriched the kings of the earth with the multitude of your riches and your merchandise.
34 Now you are broken by the sea in the depths of the waters; your merchandise and all your company have gone down with you.
35 All the inhabitants of the isles will be astonished at you, and their kings will be greatly afraid, their countenance will be troubled.
36 The merchants among the people will hiss at you; you will be a terror, and will be no more.'"
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