27 The word of the Lord came to me: 2 “Son of man, take up a lamentv concerning Tyre. 3 Say to Tyre,w situated at the gateway to the sea,x merchant of peoples on many coasts, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says:
“ ‘You say, Tyre,
“I am perfect in beauty.y”
your builders brought your beauty to perfection.z
they took a cedar from Lebanonb
to make a mast for you.
6 Of oaksc from Bashan
they made your oars;
they made your deck, adorned with ivory.
7 Fine embroidered linene from Egypt was your sail
and served as your banner;
your awnings were of blue and purplef
from the coasts of Elishah.g
8 Men of Sidon and Arvadh were your oarsmen;
your skilled men, Tyre, were aboard as your sailors.i
9 Veteran craftsmen of Byblosj were on board
as shipwrights to caulk your seams.
All the ships of the seak and their sailors
came alongside to trade for your wares.
served as soldiers in your army.
They hung their shieldso and helmets on your walls,
bringing you splendor.
guarded your walls on every side;
men of Gammad
were in your towers.
They hung their shields around your walls;
they brought your beauty to perfection.p
14 “ ‘Men of Beth Togarmahv exchanged chariot horses, cavalry horses and mules for your merchandise.
18 “ ‘Damascush did business with you because of your many products and great wealth of goods.i They offered wine from Helbon, wool from Zahar 19 and casks of wine from Izalj in exchange for your wares: wrought iron, cassiak and calamus.
20 “ ‘Dedanl traded in saddle blankets with you.
23 “ ‘Harran,r Kanneh and Edens and merchants of Sheba, Ashurt and Kilmad traded with you. 24 In your marketplace they traded with you beautiful garments, blue fabric, embroidered work and multicolored rugs with cords twisted and tightly knotted.
25 “ ‘The ships of Tarshishu serve
as carriers for your wares.
You are filled with heavy cargo
as you sail the sea.v
out to the high seas.
But the east windw will break you to pieces
far out at sea.
27 Your wealth,x merchandise and wares,
your mariners, sailors and shipwrights,
your merchants and all your soldiers,
and everyone else on board
will sink into the heart of the seay
on the day of your shipwreck.
28 The shorelands will quakez
when your sailors cry out.
will abandon their ships;
the mariners and all the sailors
will stand on the shore.
and cry bitterly over you;
they will sprinkle dusta on their heads
31 They will shave their headsd because of you
and will put on sackcloth.
They will weepe over you with anguish of soul
and with bitter mourning.f
they will take up a lamentg concerning you:
“Who was ever silenced like Tyre,
surrounded by the sea?h”
33 When your merchandise went out on the seas,i
you satisfied many nations;
with your great wealthj and your wares
you enriched the kings of the earth.
in the depths of the waters;
your wares and all your company
have gone down with you.k
35 All who live in the coastlandsl
are appalledm at you;
their kings shudder with horror
and their faces are distorted with fear.n
36 The merchants among the nations scoff at you;o
you have come to a horrible end
and will be no more.p’ ”
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