And in their wailing they shall takes up a lamentation
A mournful song, such as was used at funerals, or in times of calamity; and so the Vulgate Latin version renders it: and lament over thee;
saying the following ditty; what city is like Tyrus, like the destroyed in the midst of the sea?
as there was none like it a few years ago for riches, splendour, and glory, so now there is none like it for misery and ruin; see ( Revelation 18:18 ) . The Targum is,
``who is as Tyre? there is none like unto her in the midst of the sea;''she is not now Tyre the renowned, but Tyre the destroyed; destroyed in the midst of the sea, from whence she had her riches and her glory: or, "as one dumb or silent in the midst of the sea"; she, in whom was heard the voice of joy and singing, is now mute, and nothing more of that kind is heard in her see ( Revelation 18:22 ) .