The word of the LORD came to me:
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"Son of man, take up a lament1 concerning Tyre.
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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"
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Your domain was on the high seas; your builders brought your beauty to perfection.5
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They made all your timbers of pine trees from Senir;6 they took a cedar from Lebanon7 to make a mast for you.
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Of oaks8 from Bashan they made your oars; of cypress wood from the coasts of Cyprus9 they made your deck, inlaid with ivory.
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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
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Men of Sidon and Arvad13 were your oarsmen; your skilled men, O Tyre, were aboard as your seamen.14
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Veteran craftsmen of Gebal15 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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" 'Men of Persia,17 Lydia18 and Put19 served as soldiers in your army. They hung their shields20 and helmets on your walls, bringing you splendor.
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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.21
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" 'Tarshish22 did business with you because of your great wealth of goods;23 they exchanged silver, iron, tin and lead for your merchandise.
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" 'Greece,24 Tubal and Meshech25 traded with you; they exchanged slaves26 and articles of bronze for your wares.
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" 'Men of Beth Togarmah27 exchanged work horses, war horses and mules for your merchandise.
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" 'The men of Rhodes28 traded with you, and many coastlands29 were your customers; they paid you with ivory30 tusks and ebony.
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" 'Aram31 did business with you because of your many products; they exchanged turquoise,32 purple fabric, embroidered work, fine linen,33 coral34 and rubies for your merchandise.
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" 'Judah and Israel traded with you; they exchanged wheat35 from Minnith36 and confections, honey, oil and balm37 for your wares.38
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" 'Damascus,39 because of your many products and great wealth of goods,40 did business with you in wine from Helbon and wool from Zahar.
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" 'Danites and Greeks41 from Uzal42 bought your merchandise; they exchanged wrought iron, cassia43 and calamus for your wares.
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" 'Dedan44 traded in saddle blankets with you.
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" 'Arabia45 and all the princes of Kedar46 were your customers; they did business with you in lambs, rams and goats.
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" 'The merchants of Sheba47 and Raamah traded with you; for your merchandise they exchanged the finest of all kinds of spices48 and precious stones, and gold.49
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" 'Haran,50 Canneh and Eden51 and merchants of Sheba, Asshur52 and Kilmad traded with you.
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In your marketplace they traded with you beautiful garments, blue fabric, embroidered work and multicolored rugs with cords twisted and tightly knotted.
" 'The ships of Tarshish53 serve as carriers for your wares. You are filled with heavy cargo in the heart of the sea.54
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