Ezekiel 27:25

25 “ ‘The ships of Tarshish serve as carriers for your wares. You are filled with heavy cargo as you sail the sea.

Ezekiel 27:25 in Other Translations

KJV
25 The ships of Tarshish did sing of thee in thy market: and thou wast replenished, and made very glorious in the midst of the seas.
ESV
25 The ships of Tarshish traveled for you with your merchandise. So you were filled and heavily laden in the heart of the seas.
NLT
25 The ships of Tarshish were your ocean caravans. Your island warehouse was filled to the brim!
MSG
25 "'The great Tarshish ships were your freighters, importing and exporting. Oh, it was big business for you, trafficking the seaways!
CSB
25 Ships of Tarshish were the carriers for your goods. So you became full and heavily loaded in the heart of the sea.

Ezekiel 27:25 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 27:25

The ships of Tarshish did sing of thee in market
The ships of the sea in general; for Tarshish is used for the sea; these from all parts came to Tyre with their several wares, the product of their country from whence they came, and, finding a good market for them at Tyre, spoke greatly in her praise, or, "were thy princes", or "thy chief ones, in thy market" F6; these brought the principal things into it, and took off the chief that were in it, which were of the produce of Tyre: and thou wast replenished;
with goods from all parts, with every thing for their necessity, convenience, pleasure, and delight, and to carry on a traffic with all nations: and made very glorious in the midst of the seas;
with great riches, stately towers and buildings. Here ends the account of Tyre's greatness; next follows her ruin and destruction.


FOOTNOTES:

F6 (Kytwrv) "principes", V. L. Montanus, Castalio, Starckius; "praecipuae", Tigurine version, Grotius. So some in Vatablus.

Ezekiel 27:25 In-Context

23 “ ‘Harran, Kanneh and Eden and merchants of Sheba, Ashur and Kilmad traded with you.
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 serve as carriers for your wares. You are filled with heavy cargo as you sail the sea.
26 Your oarsmen take you out to the high seas. But the east wind will break you to pieces far out at sea.
27 Your wealth, merchandise and wares, your mariners, sailors 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.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Genesis 10:4; Isa 2:16 "fn"
  • 2. Revelation 18:3