Lament over Tyre1 Moreover, the word of the Lord came to me saying, 2 “And you, son of man, a take up a lamentation over Tyre; 3 and say to Tyre b who dwells at the ▼
▼ Lit entrancesentrance to the sea d merchant of the peoples to many coastlands, ‘Thus says the Lord ▼
▼ Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord , and so throughout the chGod, “O Tyre, you have said, ‘I am perfect in beauty.’
4 “Your borders are in the heart of the seas;
Your builders have perfected your beauty.
5 “They have ▼
▼ Lit builtmade all your planks of fir trees from g Senir;
They have taken a cedar from Lebanon to make a mast for you.
6 “Of h oaks from i Bashan they have made your oars;
With ivory they have ▼
▼ Lit madeinlaid your deck of boxwood from the coastlands of k Cyprus.
7 “Your sail was of fine embroidered linen from Egypt
So that it became your ▼
▼ Or standarddistinguishing mark;
▼ Lit coveringawning was ▼
▼ Or violet, o blue and purple from the coastlands of p Elishah.
8 “The inhabitants of Sidon and q Arvad were your rowers;
Your r wise men, O Tyre, were ▼
▼ Lit in youaboard; they were your pilots.
9 “The elders of t Gebal and her wise men were with you repairing your seams;
All the ships of the sea and their sailors were with you in order to deal in your merchandise.
10 u “Persia and v Lud and w Put were in your army, your men of war. They hung shield and helmet in you; they set forth your splendor. 11 “The sons of Arvad and your army were on your walls, all around, and the ▼
▼ Or valorous onesGammadim were in your towers. They hung their shields on your walls all around; they perfected your beauty. 12 “Tarshish was your customer because of the abundance of all kinds of wealth; with silver, iron, tin and lead they paid for your wares. 13 y “Javan z Tubal and aa Meshech, they were your traders; with the ab lives of men and vessels of bronze they paid for your merchandise. 14 “Those from ac Beth-togarmah gave horses and war horses and mules for your wares. 15 “The sons of ad Dedan were your traders. Many coastlands were ▼
▼ Lit the market of your handyour market; af ivory tusks and ebony they brought as your payment. 16 ag “Aram was your customer because of the abundance of your ▼
▼ Lit worksgoods; they paid for your wares with ai emeralds, purple aj embroidered work, fine linen, coral and rubies. 17 “Judah and the land of Israel, they were your traders; with the wheat of ak Minnith, ▼
▼ Heb pannagcakes, honey, oil and balm they paid for your merchandise. 18 am “Damascus was your customer because of the abundance of your ▼
▼ Lit worksgoods, because of the abundance of all kinds of wealth, because of the wine of Helbon and white wool. 19 “Vedan and Javan paid for your wares ▼
▼ Or with yarnfrom Uzal; wrought iron, cassia and ▼
▼ Or calamussweet cane were among your merchandise. 20 aq “Dedan traded with you in saddlecloths for riding. 21 ar “Arabia and all the princes of Kedar, they were ▼
▼ Lit customers of your handyour customers for at lambs, rams and goats; for these they were your customers. 22 “The traders of au Sheba and Raamah, they traded with you; they paid for your wares with the best of all kinds of av spices, and with all kinds of precious stones and gold. 23 “Haran, Canneh, aw Eden, the traders of Sheba, Asshur and Chilmad traded with you. 24 “They traded with you in choice garments, in clothes of ▼
▼ Or violetblue and embroidered work, and in carpets of many colors and tightly wound cords, which were among your merchandise. 25 “The ay ships of Tarshish were ▼
▼ Lit your travelersthe carriers for your merchandise. And you were filled and were very ▼
▼ Lit honoredglorious
In the heart of the seas.
26 “Your rowers have brought you
Into bb great waters;
The bc east wind has broken you
In the heart of the seas.
27 “Your wealth, your wares, your merchandise,
Your sailors and your pilots,
Your repairers of seams, your dealers in merchandise
And all your men of war who are in you,
With all your company that is in your midst,
Will fall into the heart of the seas
On the day of your overthrow.
28 “At the sound of the cry of your pilots
The pasture lands will bd shake.
29 “All who handle the oar,
The be sailors and all the pilots of the sea
Will come down from their ships;
They will stand on the land,
30 And they will bf make their voice heard over you
And will cry bitterly.
They will bg cast dust on their heads,
They will bh wallow in ashes.
31 “Also they will make themselves bi bald for you
And bj gird themselves with sackcloth;
And they will bk weep for you in bitterness of soul
With bitter mourning.
32 “Moreover, in their wailing they will take up a bl lamentation for you
And lament over you:
‘Who is like Tyre,
Like her who is silent in the midst of the sea?
33 ‘When your wares went out from the seas,
You satisfied many peoples;
With the bm abundance of your wealth and your merchandise
You enriched the kings of earth.
34 ‘ ▼
▼ Lit The timeNow that you are bo broken by the seas
In the depths of the waters,
Your bp merchandise and all your company
Have fallen in the midst of you.
35 ‘All the bq inhabitants of the coastlands
Are appalled at you,
And their kings are horribly afraid;
They are troubled in countenance.
36 ‘The merchants among the peoples br hiss at you;
You have become ▼
▼ Lit terrorsterrified
And you bt will cease to be forever.’”’”
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