The word of the LORD came to me:
“Son of man, take up a lament concerning Tyre.
Say to Tyre, situated at the gateway to the sea, merchant of peoples on many coasts, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: “ ‘You say, Tyre, “I am perfect in beauty.”
Your domain was on the high seas; your builders brought your beauty to perfection.
They made all your timbers of juniper from Senir ; they took a cedar from Lebanon to make a mast for you.
Of oaks from Bashan they made your oars; of cypress wood from the coasts of Cyprus they made your deck, adorned with ivory.
Fine embroidered linen from Egypt was your sail and served as your banner; your awnings were of blue and purple from the coasts of Elishah.
Men of Sidon and Arvad were your oarsmen; your skilled men, Tyre, were aboard as your sailors.
Veteran craftsmen of Byblos were on board as shipwrights to caulk your seams. All the ships of the sea and their sailors came alongside to trade for your wares.