Ezekiel 27 ©

1 The riches and large commerce of Tyrus. 26 Her great and irrecoverable fall.


THE word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,


Now, thou son of man, atake up a lamentation for Tyrus;


And say unto Tyrus, O thou bthat art situate at the entry of the sea, which art ca merchant of the people for many isles, Thus saith the Lord GOD; O Tyrus, thou hast said, I am 1of perfect beauty.


Thy borders are in the 2midst of the seas, dthy builders have perfected thy beauty.


They have 3made all thy ship boards of fir trees of eSenir: they have taken fcedars from Lebanon to make masts for thee.


Of the goaks of Bashan have they made thine oars; 4the 5company of the Ashurites have made thy benches of ivory, brought out of the isles of hChittim.


iFine linen with *broidered work from Egypt was that which thou spreadest forth to be jthy sail; 6blue and purple from the isles of kElishah was that which covered thee.


The inhabitants of lZidon and mArvad were thy mariners: thy nwise men, O Tyrus, that were in thee, were thy pilots.


The *ancients of oGebal and the wise men thereof were in thee thy 7calkers: all the ships of the sea with their mariners were in thee to *occupy thy merchandise.


They of 8Persia and of pLud and of Phut were in thine army, thy men of war: they hanged the shield and helmet in thee; they set forth thy *comeliness.


qThe men of Arvad with thine army were upon thy walls round about, and the Gammadims were in thy towers: they hanged their shields upon thy walls round about; they have made thy beauty perfect.

q v.8. ch. 26.8,9.

rTarshish was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of all kind of riches; with silver, iron, tin, and lead, they traded in thy fairs.


sJavan, Tubal, and Meshech, they were thy merchants: they traded the tpersons of men and vessels of brass in thy 9market.


They of the house of uTogarmah traded in thy fairs with horses and horsemen and mules.


The men of vDedan were thy merchants; many isles were the merchandise of thine hand: they brought thee for a present horns of wivory and ebony.


10Syria was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of the wares of 11thy making: they occupied in thy fairs with emeralds, purple, and *broidered work, and fine linen, and coral, and 12agate.


xJudah, and the land of Israel, they were thy merchants: they traded in thy market ywheat of Minnith, and Pannag, and honey, and oil, and z13balm.

x 1Ki. 12; 16.

aDamascus was thy merchant in the multitude of the wares of thy making, for the multitude of all riches; in the wine of Helbon, and white wool.


Dan also and Javan 14going to and fro occupied in thy fairs: bright iron, bcassia, and calamus, were in thy market.


cDedan was thy merchant in 15precious clothes for chariots.


dArabia, and all the princes of Kedar, 16they occupied with thee in lambs, and rams, and goats: in these were they thy merchants.


The merchants of eSheba and Raamah, they were thy merchants: they occupied in thy fairs with chief of all spices, and with all precious stones, and gold.


fHaran, and Canneh, and Eden, the merchants of gSheba, hAsshur, and Chilmad, were thy merchants.


These were thy merchants in 17all sorts of things, in blue 18clothes, and *broidered work, and in chests of rich *apparel, bound with cords, and made of cedar, among thy merchandise.


The iships of Tarshish did sing of thee in thy market: and thou wast replenished, and made very glorious in the midst of the seas.


¶Thy 19rowers have brought thee jinto great waters: the keast wind hath broken thee in the 20midst of the seas.


Thy lriches, and thy fairs, thy merchandise, thy mariners, and thy pilots, thy calkers, and the occupiers of thy merchandise, and all thy men of war, that are in thee, 21and in all thy company which is in the midst of thee, mshall fall into the 22midst of the seas in the day of thy ruin.


The 23suburbs shall nshake at the sound of the cry of thy pilots.


oAnd all that handle the oar, the mariners, and all the pilots of the sea, pshall come down from their ships, they shall stand upon the land;


qAnd shall cause their voice to be heard against thee, and shall cry bitterly, and shall rcast up dust upon their heads, they shall swallow themselves in the ashes:


And they shall make themselves tutterly bald for thee, and *gird them uwith sackcloth, and they shall vweep for thee with bitterness of heart and bitter wailing.


And in their wailing they shall wtake up a lamentation for thee, and lament over thee, saying, xWhat city is like Tyrus, like the destroyed in the midst of the sea?


When ythy wares went forth out of the seas, thou filledst many people; thou didst enrich the kings of the earth with the zmultitude of thy riches and of thy merchandise.


In the time when athou shalt be broken by the seas in the depths of the waters thy merchandise and all thy company in the midst of thee shall fall.


bAll the inhabitants of the isles shall be astonished at thee, and their kings shall be *sore afraid, they shall be troubled in their countenance.


The merchants among the people shall chiss at thee; thou shalt be 24a terror, and 25never shalt be any more.