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Ezekiel 27 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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The End of Tyre’s Glory
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:1 - Then this message came to me from the LORD:
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:2 - “Son of man, sing a funeral song for Tyre,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:3 - that mighty gateway to the sea, the trading center of the world. Give Tyre this message from the Sovereign LORD:
“You boasted, O Tyre,
‘My beauty is perfect!’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:4 - You extended your boundaries into the sea.
Your builders made your beauty perfect.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:5 - You were like a great ship
built of the finest cypress from Senir.[fn]
They took a cedar from Lebanon
to make a mast for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:6 - They carved your oars
from the oaks of Bashan.
Your deck of pine from the coasts of Cyprus[fn]
was inlaid with ivory.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:7 - Your sails were made of Egypt’s finest linen,
and they flew as a banner above you.
You stood beneath blue and purple awnings
made bright with dyes from the coasts of Elishah.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:8 - Your oarsmen came from Sidon and Arvad;
your helmsmen were skilled men from Tyre itself.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:9 - Wise old craftsmen from Gebal did the caulking.
Ships from every land came with goods to barter for your trade.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:10 - “Men from distant Persia, Lydia, and Libya[fn] served in your great army. They hung their shields and helmets on your walls, giving you great honor.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:11 - Men from Arvad and Helech stood on your walls. Your towers were manned by men from Gammad. Their shields hung on your walls, completing your beauty.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:12 - “Tarshish sent merchants to buy your wares in exchange for silver, iron, tin, and lead.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:13 - Merchants from Greece,[fn] Tubal, and Meshech brought slaves and articles of bronze to trade with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:14 - “From Beth-togarmah came riding horses, chariot horses, and mules, all in exchange for your goods.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:15 - Merchants came to you from Dedan.[fn] Numerous coastlands were your captive markets; they brought payment in ivory tusks and ebony wood.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:16 - “Syria[fn] sent merchants to buy your rich variety of goods. They traded turquoise, purple dyes, embroidery, fine linen, and jewelry of coral and rubies.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:17 - Judah and Israel traded for your wares, offering wheat from Minnith, figs,[fn] honey, olive oil, and balm.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:18 - “Damascus sent merchants to buy your rich variety of goods, bringing wine from Helbon and white wool from Zahar.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:19 - Greeks from Uzal[fn] came to trade for your merchandise. Wrought iron, cassia, and fragrant calamus were bartered for your wares.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:20 - “Dedan sent merchants to trade their expensive saddle blankets with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:21 - The Arabians and the princes of Kedar sent merchants to trade lambs and rams and male goats in exchange for your goods.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:22 - The merchants of Sheba and Raamah came with all kinds of spices, jewels, and gold in exchange for your wares.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:23 - “Haran, Canneh, Eden, Sheba, Asshur, and Kilmad came with their merchandise, too.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:24 - They brought choice fabrics to trade—blue cloth, embroidery, and multicolored carpets rolled up and bound with cords.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:25 - The ships of Tarshish were your ocean caravans. Your island warehouse was filled to the brim!
The Destruction of Tyre
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:26 - “But look! Your oarsmen
have taken you into stormy seas!
A mighty eastern gale
has wrecked you in the heart of the sea!
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:27 - Everything is lost—
your riches and wares,
your sailors and pilots,
your ship builders, merchants, and warriors.
On the day of your ruin,
everyone on board sinks into the depths of the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:28 - Your cities by the sea tremble
as your pilots cry out in terror.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:29 - All the oarsmen abandon their ships;
the sailors and pilots on shore come to stand on the beach.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:30 - They cry aloud over you
and weep bitterly.
They throw dust on their heads
and roll in ashes.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:31 - They shave their heads in grief for you
and dress themselves in burlap.
They weep for you with bitter anguish
and deep mourning.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:32 - As they wail and mourn over you,
they sing this sad funeral song:
‘Was there ever such a city as Tyre,
now silent at the bottom of the sea?
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:33 - The merchandise you traded
satisfied the desires of many nations.
Kings at the ends of the earth
were enriched by your trade.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:34 - Now you are a wrecked ship,
broken at the bottom of the sea.
All your merchandise and crew
have gone down with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:35 - All who live along the coastlands
are appalled at your terrible fate.
Their kings are filled with horror
and look on with twisted faces.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:36 - The merchants among the nations
shake their heads at the sight of you,[fn]
for you have come to a horrible end
and will exist no more.’”
NLT Footnotes
Or Hermon.
Hebrew Kittim.
Hebrew Paras, Lud, and Put.
Hebrew Javan.
Greek version reads Rhodes.
Hebrew Aram; some manuscripts read Edom.
The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain.
Hebrew Vedan and Javan from Uzal. The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain.
Hebrew hiss at you.

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