Ezekiel 27:4

4 Your domain was on the high seas; your builders brought your beauty to perfection.

Read Ezekiel 27:4 Using Other Translations

Thy borders are in the midst of the seas, thy builders have perfected thy beauty.
Your borders are in the heart of the seas; your builders made perfect your beauty.
You extended your boundaries into the sea. Your builders made your beauty perfect.

What does Ezekiel 27:4 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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.
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