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Ezekiel 27 (Holman Christian Standard)

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The Sinking of Tyre

1 The word of the Lord came to me: 2 "Now, son of man, lament for Tyre.a 3 Say to Tyre, who is located at the entrance of the sea, merchant of the peoplesb to many coasts and islands: This is what the Lord God says: Tyre, you declared: I am perfect in beauty. 4 Your realm was in the heart of the sea; your builders perfected your beauty. 5 They constructed all your planking with pine trees from Senir.cd They took a cedar from Lebanon to make a mast for you. 6 They made your oars of oaks from Bashan. They made your deck of cypress wood from the coasts of Cyprus,e [inlaid] with ivory. 7 Your sail was [made of] fine embroidered linen from Egypt, and served as your banner. Your awning was of blue and purple fabric from the coasts of Elishah.f 8 The inhabitants of Sidon and Arvadg were your rowers. Your wise men were within you, Tyre; they were your helmsmen. 9 The elders of Gebal and its wise menh were within you, repairing your leaks. All the ships of the sea and their sailors came toi you to barter for your goods. 10 [Men of] Persia, Lud, and Putj were in your army, [serving] as your warriors. They hung shields and helmets in you; they gave you splendor. 11 Men of Arvad and Helech were [stationed] on your walls all around, and Gamadites were in your towers. They hung their shieldsk all around your walls; they perfected your beauty. 12 "Tarshishl was your trading partner because of [your] great wealth of every kind. They exchanged silver, iron, tin, and lead for your merchandise. 13 Javan, Tubal, and Meshechm were your merchants. They exchanged slavesn and bronze utensils for your goods. 14 Those from Beth-togarmaho exchanged horses, war horses, and mules for your merchandise. 15 Men of Dedanpqwere also your merchants; many coasts and islands were your regular markets. They brought back ivory tusks and ebony as your payment. 16 Aramrswas your trading partner because of your numerous products. They exchanged turquoise,t purple and embroidered cloth, fine linen, coral,u and rubiesv for your merchandise. 17 Judah and the land of Israel were your merchants. They exchanged wheat from Minnith,w meal,x honey, oil, and balm for your goods. 18 Damascus was also your trading partner because of your numerous products and your great wealth of every kind, [trading] in wine from Helbon and white wool.y 19 Vedanz and Javan from Uzalaabbdealt in your merchandise; wrought iron, cassia,cc and aromatic cane were [exchanged] for your goods. 20 Dedandd was your merchant in saddlecloths for riding. 21 Arabia and all the princes of Kedar were your businessee partners, trading with you in lambs, rams, and goats. 22 The merchants of Shebaff and Raamah traded with you. They exchanged gold, the best of all spices, and all kinds of precious stones for your merchandise.gg 23 Haran, Canneh, Eden,hh the merchants of Sheba, Asshur,ii and Chilmad traded with you. 24 They were your merchants in choice garments, cloaks of blue and embroidered materials, and multicolored carpets,jj which were bound and secured with cords in your marketplace. 25 Ships of Tarshishkk were the carriers for your goods. So you became full and heavily loadedll in the heart of the sea. 26 Your rowers have brought you onto the high seas,mm but the east wind has shattered you in the heart of the sea. 27 Your wealth, merchandise, and goods, your sailors and helmsmen, those who repair your leaks, those who barter for your goods, and all the warriors within you, with all the other people on board,nn sink into the heart of the sea on the day of your downfall. 28 The countryside shakes at the sound of your sailors' cries.oo 29 All those who handle an oar disembark from their ships. The sailors and all the helmsmen of the sea stand on the shore. 30 They raise their voices over you and cry out bitterly. They throw dust on their heads;pp they roll in ashes. 31 They shave their heads because of you and wrap themselves in sackcloth. They weep over you with deep anguish and bitter mourning. 32 In their wailing they lament for you,qq mourning over you: Who was like Tyre, silencedrr in the middle of the sea? 33 When your merchandise was unloaded from the seas, you satisfied many peoples. You enriched the kings of the earth with your abundant wealth and goods. 34 Now you are shatteredss by the sea in the depths of the waters; your goods and the people within you have gone down. 35 All the inhabitants of the coasts and islands are appalledtt at you. Their kings shudder with fear; [their] faces are contorted. 36 Those who trade among the peoples hissuu at you; you have become an object of horror and will never exist again."vv
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