Ezekiel 27

A Lament for Doomed Tyre

1 And the word of Yahweh {came} to me, {saying},
2 "And you, son of man, raise a lament against Tyre.
3 And you must say to Tyre, the one who sits at [the] entrance of the sea [as] the merchant of the peoples to the many coastlands, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Tyre, {you yourself said} "I [am] perfect {in beauty}!"
4 In [the] heart of [the] seas [are] your boundaries; your builders perfected your beauty.
5 They built [with] pine trees from Senir all of your boards for you; they took cedars from Lebanon to make a sailing mast {for you}.
6 They made your oars [with] oaks from Bashan; your deck they made [with] inlaid ivory, with cypress trees from the coastlands of Cyprus.
7 Your sail was fine linen with colorful weaving from Egypt {to serve as a banner for you}; blue and purple cloth from the coastlands of Cyprus was your awning.
8 The inhabitants of Sidon and Arvan were your rowers; your {skilled men}, O Tyre, were {from your own people}, [and] they [were] your seamen.
9 The elders of Gebal and its {skilled men} were {among you} [as] the repairers of [the] seam of your boat; all of the ships of the sea and their mariners were {among you} to barter your wares.
10 Persia and Lud and Put were {among your soldiers}; small shield and helmet hung {among you} [and] gave [to you] your adornment.
11 The people of Arvan and Helech [were] on your walls all around, and Gammadites were in your towers. They hung their quivers on your walls all around; they perfected your beauty.
12 " 'Tarshish [was] your trader; from [the] abundance of all of [their] wealth, with silver, iron, tin, and lead they exchanged for your merchandise.
13 Javan, Tubal, and Meshech were your traders; {in exchange for people} and an object of bronze they gave [you] your wares.
14 From Beth Togarmah they exchanged horses and war horses and mules for your wares.
15 The people of Dedan [were] trading [with] you, many coastlands [composed] the region of your {influence}; they brought back horns of ivory and ebony [as] your payment.
16 Edom [was] trading [with] you because of the abundance of your products, [trading] with malachite, purple wool yarn and colorful weaving, and fine white fabric and black corals and rubies; [all these] they exchange for your merchandise.
17 Judah and the land of Israel [were] trading [with] you with wheat from Minnith and millet and honey and olive oil and balm; [all these] they gave [for] your wares.
18 Damascus [was] trading [with] you {because of} the abundance of your products, because of the abundance of all of [your] wealth, [trading] with the wine of Helbon and white wool.
19 Vedan and Javan from Uzal, they exchanged wrought iron, cinnamon, and reed spice for your merchandise; [all this] was for your wares.
20 Dedan [was] trading [with] you, with garments of woven material for riding.
21 Arabia and all of the leaders of Kedar [were] {your customers}; with young rams and [adult] rams and goats [they were] trading with them with you.
22 The traders of Sheba and Raamah [were] trading [with] you, with the finest of every spice and with every precious stone and gold; they exchanged [all these] for your merchandise.
23 Haran and Canneh and Eden, the traders of Sheba, Assyria, [and] Kilmad [were] trading [with] you.
24 They [were] trading [with] you in finery, in mantles of blue cloth and colorful embroidered work and with rugs of variegated cloth in twisted cords and knotted tightly; {these were among your merchandise}.
25 The ships of Tarshish [were] carrying [for] you your wares, and you were filled, and you became very heavy in [the] heart of [the] seas.
26 " 'Into many waters the rowers brought you; [but] {the east wind} wrecked you in [the] heart of [the] seas.
27 Your wealth and your merchandise, your wares, your mariners, and your seamen, your shipwrights and the barterers of your wares and all of {your soldiers} who [are] in you, along with all of your crew who are in the midst of you, they will fall in [the] heart of [the] seas on the day of your downfall.
28 At the sound of the shout of your seamen, [the] pasturelands will shake.
29 And they will go down from their ships, all of [those] holding an oar, mariners, all of the seamen of the sea will stand on the land,
30 and they will lament over you with their voice, and they will cry out bitterly, and they will throw dust on their heads, [and] they will roll in the dust.
31 {They will shave themselves bald for your sake}, and they will dress themselves [in] sackcloth, and they will weep over you with [a] bitterness of soul [and] with bitter wailing.
32 And they will raise over you with their wailing a lament, and they will chant a lament over you: 'Who is like Tyre, like [this] destruction in the midst of the sea?'
33 When your merchandise went out from [the] seas, you satisfied many peoples with the abundance of your wealth, and [by] your wares you made rich [the] kings of [the] world.
34 Now you are broken by seas in [the] depths of waters; your wares and all of your crew in the midst of you have sunk.
35 All of the inhabitants of the coastlands are appalled over you, and their kings {shudder} [in] horror; {they distort their faces}!
36 The traders among the peoples hiss over you; you have become [a] horror, and {you shall be no more forever}!'"
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