1The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,2Now, thou son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyrus;3And say unto Tyrus, O thou that art situate at the entry of the sea, which art a merchant of the people for many isles, Thus saith the Lord GOD; O Tyrus, thou hast said, I am of perfect beauty.4Thy borders are in the midst of the seas, thy builders have perfected thy beauty.5They have made all thy ship boards of fir trees of Senir: they have taken cedars from Lebanon to make masts for thee.6Of the oaks of Bashan have they made thine oars; the company of the Ashurites have made thy benches of ivory, brought out of the isles of Chittim.7Fine linen with broidered work from Egypt was that which thou spreadest forth to be thy sail; blue and purple from the isles of Elishah was that which covered thee.8The inhabitants of Zidon and Arvad were thy mariners: thy wise men , O Tyrus, that were in thee, were thy pilots.9The ancients of Gebal and the wise men thereof were in thee thy calkers: all the ships of the sea with their mariners were in thee to occupy thy merchandise.10They of Persia and of Lud and of Phut were in thine army, thy men of war: they hanged the shield and helmet in thee; they set forth thy comeliness.11The men of Arvad with thine army were upon thy walls round about, and the Gammadims were in thy towers: they hanged their shields upon thy walls round about; they have made thy beauty perfect.12Tarshish was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of all kind of riches; with silver, iron, tin, and lead, they traded in thy fairs.13Javan, Tubal, and Meshech, they were thy merchants: they traded the persons of men and vessels of brass in thy market.14They of the house of Togarmah traded in thy fairs with horses and horsemen and mules.15The men of Dedan were thy merchants; many isles were the merchandise of thine hand: they brought thee for a present horns of ivory and ebony.16Syria was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of the wares of thy making: they occupied in thy fairs with emeralds, purple, and broidered work, and fine linen, and coral, and agate.17Judah, and the land of Israel, they were thy merchants: they traded in thy market wheat of Minnith, and Pannag, and honey, and oil, and balm.18Damascus was thy merchant in the multitude of the wares of thy making, for the multitude of all riches; in the wine of Helbon, and white wool.19Dan also and Javan going to and fro occupied in thy fairs: bright iron, cassia, and calamus, were in thy market.20Dedan was thy merchant in precious clothes for chariots.21Arabia, and all the princes of Kedar, they occupied with thee in lambs, and rams, and goats: in these were they thy merchants.22The merchants of Sheba and Raamah, they were thy merchants: they occupied in thy fairs with chief of all spices, and with all precious stones, and gold.23Haran, and Canneh, and Eden, the merchants of Sheba, Asshur, and Chilmad, were thy merchants.24These were thy merchants in all sorts of things , in blue clothes, and broidered work, and in chests of rich apparel, bound with cords, and made of cedar, among thy merchandise.25The ships of Tarshish did sing of thee in thy market: and thou wast replenished, and made very glorious in the midst of the seas.26Thy rowers have brought thee into great waters: the east wind hath broken thee in the midst of the seas.27Thy riches, and thy fairs, thy merchandise, thy mariners, and thy pilots, thy calkers, and the occupiers of thy merchandise, and all thy men of war, that are in thee, and in all thy company which is in the midst of thee, shall fall into the midst of the seas in the day of thy ruin.28The suburbs shall shake at the sound of the cry of thy pilots.29And all that handle the oar, the mariners, and all the pilots of the sea, shall come down from their ships, they shall stand upon the land;30And shall cause their voice to be heard against thee, and shall cry bitterly, and shall cast up dust upon their heads, they shall wallow themselves in the ashes:31And they shall make themselves utterly bald for thee, and gird them with sackcloth, and they shall weep for thee with bitterness of heart and bitter wailing.32And in their wailing they shall take up a lamentation for thee, and lament over thee, saying , What city is like Tyrus, like the destroyed in the midst of the sea?33When thy wares went forth out of the seas, thou filledst many people; thou didst enrich the kings of the earth with the multitude of thy riches and of thy merchandise.34In the time when thou shalt be broken by the seas in the depths of the waters thy merchandise and all thy company in the midst of thee shall fall.35All the inhabitants of the isles shall be astonished at thee, and their kings shall be sore afraid, they shall be troubled in their countenance.36The merchants among the people shall hiss at thee; thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt be any more.
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A Lament for Tyre
1The word of the Lord came to me:2“Now you, son of man, raise a lamentation over Tyre, (Eze 2:1; Eze 19:1)3and say to Tyre, who dwells at the entrances to the sea, merchant of the peoples to many coastlands, thus says the Lord God: “O Tyre, you have said, ‘I am perfect in beauty.’ (Isa 23:1; Isa 23:3; Eze 28:12)4Your borders are in the heart of the seas; your builders made perfect your beauty. (Eze 27:25; Eze 27:27)5They made all your planks of fir trees from Senir; they took a cedar from Lebanon to make a mast for you. (De 3:9; Jud 9:15)6Of oaks of Bashan they made your oars; they made your deck of pines from the coasts of Cyprus, inlaid with ivory. (Ge 10:4; Isa 2:13)7Of fine embroidered linen from Egypt was your sail, serving as your banner; blue and purple from the coasts of Elishah was your awning. (Eze 16:10; Eze 27:6)8The inhabitants of Sidon and Arvad were your rowers; your skilled men, O Tyre, were in you; they were your pilots. (Ge 10:18; Eze 27:27; Eze 27:29)9The elders of Gebal and her skilled men were in you, caulking your seams; all the ships of the sea with their mariners were in you to barter for your wares. (1Ki 5:18; Ps 83:7; Eze 27:27)10“Persia and Lud and Put were in your army as your men of war. They hung the shield and helmet in you; they gave you splendor. (2Sa 8:7; So 4:4; Isa 66:19; Jer 46:9; Eze 30:5; Eze 38:5)11Men of 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 perfect your beauty. (Eze 27:3; Eze 27:8)12“Tarshish did business with you because of your great wealth of every kind; silver, iron, tin, and lead they exchanged for your wares. (1Ki 10:22; Eze 27:14; Eze 27:16; Eze 27:18; Eze 27:19; Eze 27:21; Eze 27:22; Eze 27:25; Eze 38:13)13Javan, Tubal, and Meshech traded with you; they exchanged human beings and vessels of bronze for your merchandise. (Ge 10:2; Eze 32:26; Eze 38:2; Eze 39:1)14From Beth-togarmah they exchanged horses, war horses, and mules for your wares. (Ge 10:3; Eze 27:12; Eze 38:6)15The men of Dedan traded with you. Many coastlands were your own special markets; they brought you in payment ivory tusks and ebony. (Ge 10:7; Eze 25:13)16Syria did business with you because of your abundant goods; they exchanged for your wares emeralds, purple, embroidered work, fine linen, coral, and ruby. (1Ch 15:27; Job 28:18; Isa 54:12; Eze 27:7; Eze 27:12; Eze 28:13)17Judah and the land of Israel traded with you; they exchanged for your merchandise wheat of Minnith, meal, honey, oil, and balm. (Ge 37:25; Jud 11:33; 1Ki 5:9; 1Ki 5:11)18Damascus did business with you for your abundant goods, because of your great wealth of every kind; wine of Helbon and wool of Sahar (Isa 7:8; Eze 27:16; Re 1:14)19and casks of wine from Uzal they exchanged for your wares; wrought iron, cassia, and calamus were bartered for your merchandise. (Ex 30:23; Ex 30:24)20Dedan traded with you in saddlecloths for riding.21Arabia and all the princes of Kedar were your favored dealers in lambs, rams, and goats; in these they did business with you. (Isa 60:7)22The traders of Sheba and Raamah traded with you; they exchanged for your wares the best of all kinds of spices and all precious stones and gold. (Ge 10:7; Ex 30:23; Eze 27:12; Eze 38:13)23Haran, Canneh, Eden, traders of Sheba, Asshur, and Chilmad traded with you. (Ge 10:22; 2Ki 19:12)24In your market these traded with you in choice garments, in clothes of blue and embroidered work, and in carpets of colored material, bound with cords and made secure. (Eze 27:7)25The ships of Tarshish traveled for you with your merchandise. So you were filled and heavily laden in the heart of the seas. (Ps 48:7; Isa 2:16; Isa 23:14; Eze 27:4; Eze 27:12)26“Your rowers have brought you out into the high seas. The east wind has wrecked you in the heart of the seas. (Jer 18:17)27Your riches, your wares, your merchandise, your mariners and your pilots, 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 on the day of your fall. (Eze 26:18; Eze 27:8; Eze 27:9; Eze 32:10)28At the sound of the cry of your pilots the countryside shakes, (Eze 45:2; Eze 48:15; Eze 48:17)29and down from their ships come all who handle the oar. The mariners and all the pilots of the sea stand on the land (Re 18:17)30and shout aloud over you and cry out bitterly. They cast dust on their heads and wallow in ashes; (Jer 6:26; La 2:10; Eze 27:29; Re 18:19)31they make themselves bald for you and put sackcloth on their waist, and they weep over you in bitterness of soul, with bitter mourning. (Isa 3:24)32In their wailing they raise a lamentation for you and lament over you: ‘Who is like Tyre, like one destroyed in the midst of the sea? (Eze 19:1; Re 18:18)33When your wares came from the seas, you satisfied many peoples; with your abundant wealth and merchandise you enriched the kings of the earth. (Re 18:15; Re 18:19)34Now 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. (Eze 26:19)35All the inhabitants of the coastlands are appalled at you, and the hair of their kings bristles with horror; their faces are convulsed. (Eze 26:15; Eze 32:10)36The merchants among the peoples hiss at you; you have come to a dreadful end and shall be no more forever.’” (Jer 18:16; Eze 26:21; Eze 28:19; Re 18:11)