Ezekiel 27:26

26 Your oarsmen take you out to the high seas. But the east wind will break you to pieces far out at sea.

Ezekiel 27:26 in Other Translations

KJV
26 Thy rowers have brought thee into great waters: the east wind hath broken thee in the midst of the seas.
ESV
26 "Your rowers have brought you out into the high seas. The east wind has wrecked you in the heart of the seas.
NLT
26 “But look! Your oarsmen have taken you into stormy seas! A mighty eastern gale has wrecked you in the heart of the sea!
MSG
26 "'Your sailors row mightily, taking you into the high seas. Then a storm out of the east shatters your ship in the ocean deep.
CSB
26 Your rowers have brought you onto the high seas, but the east wind has shattered you in the heart of the sea.

Ezekiel 27:26 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 27:26

Thy rowers have brought thee into great waters
Here the city of Tyre is compared to a vessel at sea, with great propriety, it being built in the sea, and its trade chiefly there; and its rulers and governors, or the inhabitants of it, to rowers; literally the men of Zidon and Arvad were her rowers, ( Ezekiel 27:8 ) , the straits, difficulties, and distresses these brought Tyre into, are compared to great waters; who, by some unadvised step or another, provoked the king of Babylon to come against them with his army, and lay siege unto them: the east wind hath broken thee in the midst of the seas;
a wind very fatal to ships and mariners; see ( Psalms 48:7 ) , by it are meant Nebuchadnezzar and the Chaldean army; so called, because of their great force and fury; and because Babylon, from whence they came, lay somewhat to the east of Tyre. So the Targum,

``a king who is strong as the east wind hath broken thee in the midst of the seas.''

Ezekiel 27:26 In-Context

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.
28 The shorelands will quake when your sailors cry out.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Genesis 41:6; Psalms 48:7; Jeremiah 18:17