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Ezekiel 27 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Then this message came to me from the LORD: 1 The word of the LORD came to me:
2 "Son of man, sing a funeral song for Tyre, 2 "Son of man, take up a lament concerning Tyre.
3 that mighty gateway to the sea, the trading center of the world. Give Tyre this message from the Sovereign LORD: You claimed, O Tyre, to be perfect in beauty. 3 Say to Tyre, situated at the gateway to the sea, merchant of peoples on many coasts, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: " 'You say, O Tyre, "I am perfect in beauty."
4 You extended your boundaries into the sea. Your builders made you glorious! 4 Your domain was on the high seas; your builders brought your beauty to perfection.
5 You were like a great ship built of the finest cypress from Senir. They took a cedar from Lebanon to make a mast for you. 5 They made all your timbers of pine trees from Senir; they took a cedar from Lebanon to make a mast for you.
6 They carved oars for you from the oaks of Bashan. They made your deck of pine wood, brought from the southern coasts of Cyprus. Then they inlaid it with ivory. 6 Of oaks from Bashan they made your oars; of cypress wood from the coasts of Cyprus they made your deck, inlaid with ivory.
7 Your sails were made of Egypt's finest linen, and they flew as a banner above you. You stood beneath blue and purple awnings made bright with dyes from the coasts of Elishah." 7 Fine embroidered linen from Egypt was your sail and served as your banner; your awnings were of blue and purple from the coasts of Elishah.
8 "Your oarsmen came from Sidon and Arvad; your helmsmen were skilled men from Tyre itself. 8 Men of Sidon and Arvad were your oarsmen; your skilled men, O Tyre, were aboard as your seamen.
9 Wise old craftsmen from Gebal did all the caulking. Ships came with goods from every land to barter for your trade. 9 Veteran craftsmen of Gebal were on board as shipwrights to caulk your seams. All the ships of the sea and their sailors came alongside to trade for your wares.
10 Men from distant Persia, Lydia, and Libya served in your great army. They hung their shields and helmets on your walls, giving you great honor. 10 " 'Men of Persia, Lydia and Put served as soldiers in your army. They hung their shields and helmets on your walls, bringing you splendor.
11 Men from Arvad and from Helech stood on your walls as sentinels. Your towers were manned by men from Gammad. Their shields hung on your walls, perfecting your splendor." 11 Men of Arvad and Helech manned 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.
12 "Tarshish was your agent, trading your wares in exchange for silver, iron, tin, and lead. 12 " 'Tarshish did business with you because of your great wealth of goods; they exchanged silver, iron, tin and lead for your merchandise.
13 Merchants from Greece, Tubal, and Meshech brought slaves and bronze dishes. 13 " 'Greece, Tubal and Meshech traded with you; they exchanged slaves and articles of bronze for your wares.
14 From Togarmah came riding horses, chariot horses, and mules. All these things were exchanged for your manufactured goods. 14 " 'Men of Beth Togarmah exchanged work horses, war horses and mules for your merchandise.
15 Merchants came to you from Dedan. Numerous coastlands were your captive markets; they brought payment in ivory tusks and ebony wood." 15 " 'The men of Rhodes traded with you, and many coastlands were your customers; they paid you with ivory tusks and ebony.
16 "Aram sent merchants to buy your wares. They traded turquoise, purple dyes, embroidery, fine linen, and jewelry of coral and rubies. 16 " 'Aram did business with you because of your many products; they exchanged turquoise, purple fabric, embroidered work, fine linen, coral and rubies for your merchandise.
17 Judah and Israel traded for your wares, offering wheat from Minnith, early figs, honey, oil, and balm. 17 " 'Judah and Israel traded with you; they exchanged wheat from Minnith and confections, honey, oil and balm for your wares.
18 Damascus traded for your rich variety of goods, bringing wine from Helbon and white wool from Zahar. 18 " 'Damascus, because of your many products and great wealth of goods, did business with you in wine from Helbon and wool from Zahar.
19 Greeks from Uzal came to trade for your merchandise. Wrought iron, cassia, and calamus were bartered for your wares. 19 " 'Danites and Greeks from Uzal bought your merchandise; they exchanged wrought iron, cassia and calamus for your wares.
20 Dedan traded their expensive saddle blankets with you." 20 " 'Dedan traded in saddle blankets with you.
21 "The Arabians and the princes of Kedar brought lambs and rams and goats in trade for your goods. 21 " 'Arabia and all the princes of Kedar were your customers; they did business with you in lambs, rams and goats.
22 The merchants of Sheba and Raamah came with all kinds of spices, jewels, and gold in exchange for your wares. 22 " 'The merchants of Sheba and Raamah traded with you; for your merchandise they exchanged the finest of all kinds of spices and precious stones, and gold.
23 Haran, Canneh, Eden, Sheba, Asshur, and Kilmad came with their merchandise, too. 23 " 'Haran, Canneh and Eden and merchants of Sheba, Asshur and Kilmad traded with you.
24 They brought choice fabrics to trade -- blue cloth, embroidery, and many-colored carpets bound with cords and made secure. 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 Tarshish were your ocean caravans. Your island warehouse was filled to the brim!" 25 " 'The ships of Tarshish serve as carriers for your wares. You are filled with heavy cargo in the heart of the sea.
26 "But look! Your oarsmen are rowing your ship of state into a hurricane! Your mighty vessel flounders in the heavy eastern gale. You are shipwrecked in the heart of the sea! 26 Your oarsmen take you out to the high seas. But the east wind will break you to pieces in the heart of the sea.
27 Everything is lost -- your riches and wares, your sailors and helmsmen, your ship builders, merchants, and warriors. On that day of vast ruin, everyone on board sinks into the depths of the sea." 27 Your wealth, merchandise and wares, your mariners, seamen and shipwrights, your merchants and all your soldiers, and everyone else on board will sink into the heart of the sea on the day of your shipwreck.
28 "Your cities by the sea tremble as your helmsmen cry out in terror. 28 The shorelands will quake when your seamen cry out.
29 All the oarsmen abandon their ships; the sailors and helmsmen come to stand on the shore. 29 All who handle the oars will abandon their ships; the mariners and all the seamen will stand on the shore.
30 They weep bitterly as they throw dust on their heads and roll in ashes. 30 They will raise their voice and cry bitterly over you; they will sprinkle dust on their heads and roll in ashes.
31 They shave their heads in grief because of you and dress themselves in sackcloth. They weep for you with bitter anguish and deep mourning. 31 They will shave their heads because of you and will put on sackcloth. They will weep over you with anguish of soul and with bitter mourning.
32 As they wail and mourn, they sing this sad funeral song: 'Was there ever such a city as Tyre, now silent at the bottom of the sea? 32 As they wail and mourn over you, they will take up a lament concerning you: "Who was ever silenced like Tyre, surrounded by the sea?"
33 The merchandise you traded satisfied the needs of many nations. Kings at the ends of the earth were enriched by your trade. 33 When your merchandise went out on the seas, you satisfied many nations; with your great wealth and your wares you enriched the kings of the earth.
34 Now you are a wrecked ship, broken at the bottom of the sea. All your merchandise and your crew have passed away with you. 34 Now you are shattered by the sea in the depths of the waters; your wares and all your company have gone down with you.
35 All who live along the coastlands are appalled at your terrible fate. Their kings are filled with horror and look on with twisted faces. 35 All who live in the coastlands are appalled at you; their kings shudder with horror and their faces are distorted with fear.
36 The merchants of the nations shake their heads at the sight of you, for you have come to a horrible end and will be no more.'" 36 The merchants among the nations hiss at you; you have come to a horrible end and will be no more.' "