Ezekiel 27:30

30 And shall cause their voice to be heard against thee, and shall cry bitterly, and shall cast up dust upon their heads, they shall wallow themselves in the ashes:

Ezekiel 27:30 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 27:30

And shall cause their voice to be heard against thee
The rulers and governors of the city, for having taken a false step in provoking the enemy, and then holding out the siege no longer, as it was thought they might and would: or rather "over thee", or, "for thee" {h}; mourning over the city, and lamenting its sad case; see ( Revelation 18:9 Revelation 18:11 ) : and shall cry bitterly;
with great weeping, howling, and shrieking: and they shall cast dust upon their heads;
a custom used in the eastern countries, in time of mourning and sorrow; see ( Revelation 18:19 ) : and they shall wallow themselves in ashes:
or roll themselves in them, another custom used in mourning; see ( Jeremiah 6:26 ) ( Micah 1:10 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F8 (Kyle) "de te", Junius & Tremellius, Polanus, "super te"; Piscator, Cocceius, Starckius.

Ezekiel 27:30 In-Context

28 The suburbs shall shake at the sound of the cry of thy pilots.
29 And all that handle the oar, the mariners, and all the pilots of the sea, shall come down from their ships, they shall stand upon the land;
30 And shall cause their voice to be heard against thee, and shall cry bitterly, and shall cast up dust upon their heads, they shall wallow themselves in the ashes:
31 And they shall make themselves utterly bald for thee, and gird them with sackcloth, and they shall weep for thee with bitterness of heart and bitter wailing.
32 And in their wailing they shall take up a lamentation for thee, and lament over thee, saying, What city is like Tyrus, like the destroyed in the midst of the sea?