Moreover, the word of the LORDcame to me saying,
"And you, son of man, 1take up a lamentationoverTyre;
and say to Tyre, 2who dwells at the aentrance to the sea, 3merchant of the peoples to manycoastlands, 'Thussays the LordbGOD, "O Tyre, you have said, 'I am perfect in beauty.'
"Your borders are in the heart of the seas; Your builders have perfected your beauty.
"They have cmadeall your planks of firtrees from 4Senir; They have taken a cedar from Lebanon to make a mast for you.
"Of 5oaks from 6Bashan they have made your oars; With ivory they have dinlaid your deck of boxwood from the coastlands of 7Cyprus.
"Your sail was of fineembroideredlinen from Egypt So that it became your edistinguishingmark; Your fawning was g8blue and purple from the coastlands of 9Elishah.
"The inhabitants of Sidon and 10Arvad were your rowers; Your 11wisemen, O Tyre, were haboard; they were your pilots.
"The elders of 12Gebal and her wisemen 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.
"13Persia and 14Lud and 15Put were in your army, your men of war. They hungshield and helmet in you; they set forth your splendor.
"The sons of Arvad and your army were on your walls, all around, and the iGammadim were in your towers. They hung their shields on your walls all around; they perfected your beauty.
12"Tarshish was your customerbecause of the abundance of all kinds of wealth; with silver, iron, tin and lead they paid for your wares.
"16Javan, 17Tubal and 18Meshech, they were your traders; with the 19lives of men and vessels of bronze they paid for your merchandise.
"Those from 20Beth-togarmahgavehorses and warhorses and mules for your wares.
"The sons of 21Dedan were your traders. Manycoastlands were jyour market; 22ivorytusks and ebony they brought as your payment.
"23Aram was your customerbecause of the abundance of your kgoods; they paid for your wares with 24emeralds, purple, 25embroideredwork, finelinen, coral and rubies.
17"Judah and the land of Israel, they were your traders; with the wheat of 26Minnith, lcakes, honey, oil and balm they paid for your merchandise.
"27Damascus was your customer because of the abundance of your mgoods, because of the abundance of all kinds of wealth, because of the wine of Helbon and whitewool.
19"Vedan and Javanpaid for your waresnfrom Uzal; wroughtiron, cassia and osweetcane were among your merchandise.
"28Dedantraded with you in saddlecloths for riding.
"29Arabia and all the princes of Kedar, they were pyour customers for 30lambs, rams and goats; for these they were your customers.
"The traders of 31Sheba and Raamah, they traded with you; they paid for your wares with the best of all kinds of 32spices, and with all kinds of preciousstones and gold.
23"Haran, Canneh, 33Eden, the traders of Sheba, Asshur and Chilmadtraded with you.
"They traded with you in choicegarments, in clothes of qblue and embroideredwork, and in carpets of manycolors and tightlywoundcords, which were among your merchandise.
"The 34ships of Tarshish were rthe carriers for your merchandise. And you were filled and were verysglorious In the heart of the seas.
"Your rowers have brought you Into 35greatwaters; The 36eastwind has broken you In the heart of the seas.
"Your wealth, your wares, your merchandise, Your sailors and your pilots, Your repairers of seams, your dealers in merchandise And all your men of warwho 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.
"At the sound of the cry of your pilots The pasturelands will 37shake.
29"All who handle the oar, The 38sailors and all the pilots of the sea Will comedown from their ships; They will stand on the land,
And they will 39make their voiceheardover you And will crybitterly. They will 40castdust on their heads, They will 41wallow in ashes.
"Also they will make themselves 42bald for you And 43gird themselves with sackcloth; And they will 44weep for you in bitterness of soul With bittermourning.
"Moreover, in their wailing they will take up a 45lamentation for you And lamentover you: 'Who is like Tyre, Like her who is silent in the midst of the sea?
'When your wareswent out from the seas, You satisfiedmanypeoples; With the 46abundance of your wealth and your merchandise You enriched the kings of earth.
'tNow that you are 47broken by the seas In the depths of the waters, Your 48merchandise and all your company Have fallen in the midst of you.
35'All the 49inhabitants of the coastlands Are appalled at you, And their kings are horriblyafraid; They are troubled in countenance.
'The merchants among the peoples50hiss at you; You have becomeuterrified And you 51will cease to be forever .' ""'