New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

Ezekiel 27:1–36

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Lament over Tyre

1 Moreover, the word of the Lord came to me saying,

2 “And you, son of man, atake up a lamentation over Tyre;

3 and say to Tyre, awho dwells at the 1entrance to the sea, bmerchant of the peoples to many coastlands, ‘Thus says the Lord 2God,

“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 1made all your planks of fir trees from aSenir;

They have taken a cedar from Lebanon to make a mast for you.

6 “Of aoaks from bBashan they have made your oars;

With ivory they have 1inlaid your deck of boxwood from the coastlands of cCyprus.

7 “Your sail was of fine embroidered linen from Egypt

So that it became your 1distinguishing mark;

Your 2awning was 3ablue and purple from the coastlands of bElishah.

8 “The inhabitants of Sidon and aArvad were your rowers;

Your bwise men, O Tyre, were 1aboard; they were your pilots.

9 “The elders of aGebal 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.

10aPersia and aLud and aPut 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 1Gammadim 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 “aJavan, aTubal and bMeshech, they were your traders; with the clives of men and vessels of bronze they paid for your merchandise.

14 “Those from aBeth-togarmah gave horses and war horses and mules for your wares.

15 “The sons of aDedan were your traders. Many coastlands were 1your market; bivory tusks and ebony they brought as your payment.

16 “aAram was your customer because of the abundance of your 1goods; they paid for your wares with bemeralds, purple, cembroidered work, fine linen, coral and rubies.

17 “Judah and the land of Israel, they were your traders; with the wheat of aMinnith, 1cakes, honey, oil and balm they paid for your merchandise.

18 “aDamascus was your customer because of the abundance of your 1goods, 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 1from Uzal; wrought iron, cassia and 2sweet cane were among your merchandise.

20 “aDedan traded with you in saddlecloths for riding.

21 “aArabia and all the princes of Kedar, they were 1your customers for blambs, rams and goats; for these they were your customers.

22 “The traders of aSheba and Raamah, they traded with you; they paid for your wares with the best of all kinds of bspices, and with all kinds of precious stones and gold.

23 “Haran, Canneh, aEden, the traders of Sheba, Asshur and Chilmad traded with you.

24 “They traded with you in choice garments, in clothes of 1blue and embroidered work, and in carpets of many colors and tightly wound cords, which were among your merchandise.

25 “The aships of Tarshish were 1the carriers for your merchandise.

And you were filled and were very 2glorious

In the heart of the seas.

26 “Your rowers have brought you

Into agreat waters;

The beast 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 ashake.

29 “All who handle the oar,

The asailors and all the pilots of the sea

Will come down from their ships;

They will stand on the land,

30 And they will amake their voice heard over you

And will cry bitterly.

They will bcast dust on their heads,

They will cwallow in ashes.

31 “Also they will make themselves abald for you

And bgird themselves with sackcloth;

And they will cweep for you in bitterness of soul

With bitter mourning.

32 “Moreover, in their wailing they will take up a alamentation 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 aabundance of your wealth and your merchandise

You enriched the kings of earth.

34 ‘1Now that you are abroken by the seas

In the depths of the waters,

Your bmerchandise and all your company

Have fallen in the midst of you.

35 ‘All the ainhabitants of the coastlands

Are appalled at you,

And their kings are horribly afraid;

They are troubled in countenance.

36 ‘The merchants among the peoples ahiss at you;

You have become 1terrified

And you bwill cease to be forever.’ ” ’ ”

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