27:3 And say to Tyre, O thou that dwelleth at the entrance of the sea, [which art] a merchant a of the people for many isles, Thus saith the Lord GOD; O Tyre, thou hast said, I [am] of perfect beauty.
(a) Which serves all the world with your merchandise. 27:5 They have made all thy [ship] planks of fir trees of b Senir: they have taken cedars from Lebanon to make masts for thee.
27:6 [Of] the oaks of Bashan have they made thy oars; the company of the Ashurites have made thy benches [of] ivory, [brought] out of the isles of c Chittim.
(b) This mountain was called Hermon but the Amorites called it Shenir, ( Deuteronomy 3:9 ).
(c) Which is taken for Greece and Italy. 27:9 The ancients of Gebal and its wise [men] were in thee thy d calkers: all the ships of the sea with their mariners were in thee to exchange thy merchandise.
27:11 The men of Arvad with thy army [were] upon thy walls on all sides, and the e Gammadims were in thy towers: they hung their shields upon thy walls on every side; they have made thy beauty perfect.
(d) Meaning, that they built the walls of the city, which is here meant by the ship: and of these were the builders of Solomons temple, ( 1 Kings 5:18 ).
(e) That is they of Cappadocia, or pygmies and dwarfs which were called because from the high towers they seemed little. 27:13 f Javan, Tubal, and Meshech, they [were] thy merchants: they traded g in the persons of men and vessels of brass in thy market.
(f) Of Greece, Italy and Cappadocia. 27:14 They of the house of h Togarmah traded in thy fairs with horses and horsemen and mules.
(g) By selling slaves.
(h) Which are taken for a people of Asia minor. 27:15 The men of Dedan [were] thy merchants; many isles [were] the merchandise of thy hand: they brought thee [for] a present i horns of ivory and ebony.
(i) Meaning, unicorns horns and elephants teeth. 27:17 Judah, and the land of Israel, they [were] thy merchants: they traded in thy market in wheat of k Minnith, and Pannag, and honey, and oil, and balm.
(k) Where the best wheat grew. 27:26 Thy rowers have brought thee into great waters: the l east wind hath broken thee in the midst of the seas.
(l) That is, Nebuchadnezzar. 27:28 The m common lands shall shake at the sound of the cry of thy pilots.
(m) That is, the cities near you, as Zidon, Arund and others. 27:36 The merchants among the people shall hiss at thee; thou shalt be a terror, and never [shalt be] n any more.
(n) By which is meant a long time: for it was prophesied to be destroyed but seventy years, ( Isaiah 23:15 ).