Ezekiel 27:32

32 They raise their funeral song: "Who on the high seas is like Tyre!"

Ezekiel 27:32 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 27:32

And in their wailing they shall takes up a lamentation for
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 ) .

Ezekiel 27:32 In-Context

30 They cry out in grief, a choir of bitter lament over you. They smear their faces with ashes,
31 shave their heads, Wear rough burlap, wildly keening their loss.
32 They raise their funeral song: "Who on the high seas is like Tyre!"
33 "'As you crisscrossed the seas with your products, you satisfied many peoples. Your worldwide trade made earth's kings rich.
34 And now you're battered to bits by the waves, sunk to the bottom of the sea, And everything you've bought and sold has sunk to the bottom with you.
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