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Ezekiel 27:1-9 (New International Version)

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A Lament for Tyre

1 The word of the LORD came to me: 2 "Son of man, take up a lament1 concerning Tyre. 3 Say to Tyre,2 situated at the gateway to the sea,3 merchant of peoples on many coasts, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: " 'You say, O Tyre, "I am perfect in beauty.4" 4 Your domain was on the high seas; your builders brought your beauty to perfection.5 5 They made all your timbers of pine trees from Senira;6 they took a cedar from Lebanon7 to make a mast for you. 6 Of oaks8 from Bashan they made your oars; of cypress woodb from the coasts of Cyprusc9 they made your deck, inlaid with ivory. 7 Fine embroidered linen10 from Egypt was your sail and served as your banner; your awnings were of blue and purple11 from the coasts of Elishah.12 8 Men of Sidon and Arvad13 were your oarsmen; your skilled men, O Tyre, were aboard as your seamen.14 9 Veteran craftsmen of Gebald15 were on board as shipwrights to caulk your seams. All the ships of the sea16 and their sailors came alongside to trade for your wares.
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