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Ezekiel 27 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Lamentation for Tyre
Mourning for Tyre
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:1 - The word of the LORD came again to me, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:2 - “Now, son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyre,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:3 - “and say to Tyre, ‘You who are situated at the entrance of the sea, merchant of the peoples on many coastlands, thus says the Lord GOD:

“O Tyre, you have said,
‘I am perfect in beauty.’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:4 - Your borders are in the midst of the seas.
Your builders have perfected your beauty.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:5 - They made all your planks of fir trees from Senir;
They took a cedar from Lebanon to make you a mast.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:6 - Of oaks from Bashan they made your oars;
The company of Ashurites have inlaid your planks
With ivory from the coasts of Cyprus.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:7 - Fine embroidered linen from Egypt was what you spread for your sail;
Blue and purple from the coasts of Elishah was what covered you.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:8 - “Inhabitants of Sidon and Arvad were your oarsmen;
Your wise men, O Tyre, were in you;
They became your pilots.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:9 - Elders of Gebal and its wise men
Were in you to caulk your seams;
All the ships of the sea
And their oarsmen were in you
To market your merchandise.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:10 - “Those from Persia, Lydia,[fn] and Libya[fn]
Were in your army as men of war;
They hung shield and helmet in you;
They gave splendor to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:11 - Men of Arvad with your army were on your walls all around,
And the men of Gammad were in your towers;
They hung their shields on your walls all around;
They made your beauty perfect.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:12 - “Tarshish was your merchant because of your many luxury goods. They gave you silver, iron, tin, and lead for your goods.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:13 - “Javan, Tubal, and Meshech were your traders. They bartered human lives and vessels of bronze for your merchandise.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:14 - “Those from the house of Togarmah traded for your wares with horses, steeds, and mules.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:15 - “The men of Dedan were your traders; many isles were the market of your hand. They brought you ivory tusks and ebony as payment.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:16 - “Syria was your merchant because of the abundance of goods you made. They gave you for your wares emeralds, purple, embroidery, fine linen, corals, and rubies.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:17 - “Judah and the land of Israel were your traders. They traded for your merchandise wheat of Minnith, millet, honey, oil, and balm.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:18 - “Damascus was your merchant because of the abundance of goods you made, because of your many luxury items, with the wine of Helbon and with white wool.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:19 - “Dan and Javan paid for your wares, traversing back and forth. Wrought iron, cassia, and cane were among your merchandise.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:20 - “Dedan was your merchant in saddlecloths for riding.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:21 - “Arabia and all the princes of Kedar were your regular merchants. They traded with you in lambs, rams, and goats.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:22 - “The merchants of Sheba and Raamah were your merchants. They traded for your wares the choicest spices, all kinds of precious stones, and gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:23 - “Haran, Canneh, Eden, the merchants of Sheba, Assyria, and Chilmad were your merchants.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:24 - “These were your merchants in choice items—in purple clothes, in embroidered garments, in chests of multicolored apparel, in sturdy woven cords, which were in your marketplace.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:25 - “The ships of Tarshish were carriers of your merchandise.
You were filled and very glorious in the midst of the seas.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:26 - Your oarsmen brought you into many waters,
But the east wind broke you in the midst of the seas.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:27 - “Your riches, wares, and merchandise,
Your mariners and pilots,
Your caulkers and merchandisers,
All your men of war who are in you,
And the entire company which is in your midst,
Will fall into the midst of the seas on the day of your ruin.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:28 - The common-land will shake at the sound of the cry of your pilots.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:29 - “All who handle the oar,
The mariners,
All the pilots of the sea
Will come down from their ships and stand on the shore.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:30 - They will make their voice heard because of you;
They will cry bitterly and cast dust on their heads;
They will roll about in ashes;
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:31 - They will shave themselves completely bald because of you,
Gird themselves with sackcloth,
And weep for you
With bitterness of heart and bitter wailing.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:32 - In their wailing for you
They will take up a lamentation,
And lament for you:
‘What city is like Tyre,
Destroyed in the midst of the sea?
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:33 - ‘When your wares went out by sea,
You satisfied many people;
You enriched the kings of the earth
With your many luxury goods and your merchandise.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:34 - But you are broken by the seas in the depths of the waters;
Your merchandise and the entire company will fall in your midst.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:35 - All the inhabitants of the isles will be astonished at you;
Their kings will be greatly afraid,
And their countenance will be troubled.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:36 - The merchants among the peoples will hiss at you;
You will become a horror, and be no more forever.’ ” ’ ”
NKJV Footnotes
Hebrew Kittim, western lands, especially Cyprus
Hebrew Lud
Hebrew Put

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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