Ezekiel 27:4

4 Your realm was in the heart of the sea; your builders perfected your beauty.

Ezekiel 27:4 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 27:4

Thy borders are in the midst of the seas,
Fixed by the Lord himself, and which could never be removed. Tyre stood about half a mile from the continent, surrounded with the waters of the sea, till it was made a peninsula by Alexander: thy builders have perfected thy beauty.
The Sidonians were the first builders of the city, as Justin F17 says; who began and carried on the building of it to the utmost of their knowledge and skill; and which was afterwards perfected by other builders, who made it the most beautiful city in all those parts; unless this is to be understood of her shipbuilders, who brought the art of building ships in her to such a perfection, as made her famous throughout the world; since they are immediately spoken of without any other antecedent.


F17 Ex Trago, l. 18. c. 3.

Ezekiel 27:4 In-Context

2 "Now, son of man, lament for Tyre.
3 Say to Tyre, who is located at the entrance of the sea, merchant of the peoples to many coasts and islands: This is what the Lord God says: Tyre, you declared: I am perfect in beauty.
4 Your realm was in the heart of the sea; your builders perfected your beauty.
5 They constructed all your planking with pine trees from Senir. They took a cedar from Lebanon to make a mast for you.
6 They made your oars of oaks from Bashan. They made your deck of cypress wood from the coasts of Cyprus, [inlaid] with ivory.
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