Ezekiel 27

A Lament for Tyre

1The word of the  Lord came to me: 2“Now you, a  son of man b  raise a lamentation over Tyre, 3and say to Tyre, who dwells at c  the entrances to the sea, d  merchant of the peoples to many coastlands, thus says the Lord  God:

“O Tyre, you have said,
I am e  perfect in beauty.’
4Your borders are f  in the heart of the seas;
your builders made perfect your beauty.
5They made all your planks
of fir trees from g  Senir;
they took h  a cedar from Lebanon
to make a mast for you.
6Of i  oaks of Bashan
they made your oars;
they made your deck of pines
from j  the coasts of Cyprus,
inlaid with ivory.
7 k  Of fine embroidered linen from Egypt
was your sail,
serving as your banner;
blue and purple from l  the coasts of Elishah
was your awning.
8The inhabitants of Sidon and m  Arvad
were your rowers;
your skilled men, O Tyre, were in you;
they were n  your pilots.
9The elders of o  Gebal and her skilled men were in you,
p  caulking your seams;
all the ships of the sea with their mariners were in you
to barter for your wares.

10 q  Persia and r  Lud and s  Put were in your army as your men of war. t  They hung the shield and helmet in you; they gave you splendor. 11Men of u  Arvad and Helech were on your walls all around, and men of Gamad were in your towers. They hung their shields on your walls all around; they made v  perfect your beauty.

12 w  Tarshish did x  business with you because of your great wealth of every kind; silver, iron, tin, and lead they exchanged for your y  wares. 13 z  Javan aa  Tubal, and ab  Meshech traded with you; they exchanged human beings and vessels of bronze for your merchandise. 14From ac  Beth-togarmah they exchanged horses, war horses, and mules ad  for your wares. 15The men of ae  Dedan
Hebrew; Septuagint Rhodes
traded with you. Many coastlands were your own special markets; they brought you in payment ivory tusks and ebony.
16Syria ag  did business with you because of your abundant goods; they exchanged for your wares ah  emeralds ai  purple aj  embroidered work ak  fine linen, coral, and al  ruby. 17Judah and the land of Israel traded with you; they exchanged for your merchandise am  wheat of an  Minnith, meal
The meaning of the Hebrew word is unknown
honey, oil, and ap  balm.
18 aq  Damascus did business with you for your abundant goods, because of your great wealth of every kind; wine of Helbon and ar  wool of Sahar 19and casks of wine
Probable reading; Hebrew  wool of Sahar, Vedan, and Javan
from Uzal they exchanged for your wares; wrought iron, at  cassia, and au  calamus were bartered for your merchandise.
20Dedan traded with you in saddlecloths for riding. 21Arabia and all the princes of av  Kedar were your favored dealers aw  in lambs, rams, and goats; in these they did business with you. 22The traders of ax  Sheba and ay  Raamah traded with you; they exchanged az  for your wares ba  the best of all kinds of spices and all precious stones and gold. 23 bb  Haran, Canneh bc  Eden, traders of Sheba bd  Asshur, and Chilmad traded with you. 24In your market these traded with you in choice garments, in clothes of be  blue and bf  embroidered work, and in carpets of colored material, bound with cords and made secure. 25 bg  The ships of bh  Tarshish traveled for you with your merchandise. So you were filled and heavily laden bi  in the heart of the seas.

26 “Your rowers have brought you out
into the high seas.
bj  The east wind has wrecked you
in the heart of the seas.
27Your riches, your wares, your merchandise,
your mariners and bk  your pilots,
bl  your caulkers, your dealers in merchandise,
and all your men of war who are in you,
with all your crew
that is in your midst,
sink into the heart of the seas
bm  on the day of your fall.
28At the sound of the cry of your pilots
bn  the countryside shakes,
29and down from their ships
bo  come all who handle the oar.
The mariners and all the pilots of the sea
stand on the land
30 bp  and shout aloud over you
and cry out bitterly.
bq  They cast dust on their heads
br  and wallow in ashes;
31they bs  make themselves bald for you
and put sackcloth on their waist,
and they weep over you in bitterness of soul,
with bitter mourning.
32In their wailing they bt  raise a lamentation for you
and lament over you:
bu  Who is like Tyre,
like one destroyed in the midst of the sea?
33When your wares came from the seas,
bv  you satisfied many peoples;
with your abundant wealth and merchandise
bw  you enriched the kings of the earth.
34Now bx  you are wrecked by the seas,
in the depths of the waters;
your merchandise and all your crew in your midst
have sunk with you.
35 by  All the inhabitants of the coastlands
are appalled at you,
and bz  the hair of their kings bristles with horror;
their faces are convulsed.
36 ca  The merchants among the peoples cb  hiss at you;
cc  you have come to a dreadful end
and shall be no more forever.’”
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