A Lament for Tyre
1The word of the Lord came to me: 2“Now you, #See ch. 2:1 son of man, #See ch. 19:1raise a lamentation over Tyre, 3and say to Tyre, who dwells at #[Isa. 23:1] the entrances to the sea, #[Isa. 23:3] merchant of the peoples to many coastlands, thus says the Lord God:
“O Tyre, you have said,
‘I am #ch. 28:12perfect in beauty.’
4Your borders are #ver. 25, 27in the heart of the seas;
your builders made perfect your beauty.
5They made all your planks
of fir trees from #Deut. 3:9 Senir;
they took #Judg. 9:15a cedar from Lebanon
to make a mast for you.
6Of #See Isa. 2:13 oaks of Bashan
they made your oars;
they made your deck of pines
from #See Gen. 10:4the coasts of Cyprus,
inlaid with ivory.
7 # See ch. 16:10 Of fine embroidered linen from Egypt
was your sail,
serving as your banner;
blue and purple from #[See ver. 6 above]the coasts of Elishah
was your awning.
8The inhabitants of Sidon and #Gen. 10:18 Arvad
were your rowers;
your skilled men, O Tyre, were in you;
they were #ver. 27, 29your pilots.
9The elders of #1 Kgs. 5:18; Ps. 83:7 Gebal and her skilled men were in you,
# ver. 27 caulking your seams;
all the ships of the sea with their mariners were in you
to barter for your wares.
10 # ch. 38:5 “Persia and #ch. 30:5; [Isa. 66:19; Jer. 46:9] Lud and #ch. 38:5 Put were in your army as your men of war. #[2 Sam. 8:7; Song 4:4]They hung the shield and helmet in you; they gave you splendor. 11Men of #[See ver. 8 above] Arvad and Helech were on your walls all around, and men of Gamad were in your towers. They hung their shields on your walls all around; they made #[See ver. 3 above]perfect your beauty.
12 # ver. 25; ch. 38:13; See 1 Kgs. 10:22 “Tarshish did #ver. 16, 18, 21 business with you because of your great wealth of every kind; silver, iron, tin, and lead they exchanged for your #ver. 14, 16, 19, 22wares. 13#Gen. 10:2 Javan, #ch. 32:26; 38:2; 39:1Tubal, and #ch. 32:26; 38:2; 39:1Meshech traded with you; they exchanged human beings and vessels of bronze for your merchandise. 14From #ch. 38:6; Gen. 10:3 Beth-togarmah they exchanged horses, war horses, and mules #ver. 12for your wares. 15The men of #Gen. 10:7; See ch. 25:13Dedan#27:15 Hebrew; Septuagint Rhodes traded with you. Many coastlands were your own special markets; they brought you in payment ivory tusks and ebony. 16Syria #ver. 12 did business with you because of your abundant goods; they exchanged for your wares #ch. 28:13 emeralds, #ch. 28:13 purple, #ver. 7 embroidered work, #1 Chr. 15:27; Job 28:18 fine linen, coral, and #Isa. 54:12ruby. 17Judah and the land of Israel traded with you; they exchanged for your merchandise #See 1 Kgs. 5:9, 11 wheat of #Judg. 11:33 Minnith, meal,#27:17 The meaning of the Hebrew word is unknown honey, oil, and #See Gen. 37:25balm. 18#Isa. 7:8; [ver. 16] Damascus did business with you for your abundant goods, because of your great wealth of every kind; wine of Helbon and #Rev. 1:14wool of Sahar 19and casks of wine#27:19 Probable reading; Hebrew wool of Sahar 19and Dan and Javan from Uzal they exchanged for your wares; wrought iron, #Ex. 30:24 cassia, and #[Ex. 30:23]calamus were bartered for your merchandise. 20Dedan traded with you in saddlecloths for riding. 21Arabia and all the princes of #Isa. 60:7Kedar were your favored dealers #Isa. 60:7in lambs, rams, and goats; in these they did business with you. 22The traders of #ch. 38:13; Gen. 10:7 Sheba and #ch. 38:13; Gen. 10:7 Raamah traded with you; they exchanged #ver. 12 for your wares #Ex. 30:23the best of all kinds of spices and all precious stones and gold. 23#2 Kgs. 19:12 Haran, Canneh, #2 Kgs. 19:12 Eden, traders of Sheba, #Gen. 10:22Asshur, and Chilmad traded with you. 24In your market these traded with you in choice garments, in clothes of #ver. 7blue and #ver. 7embroidered work, and in carpets of colored material, bound with cords and made secure. 25#Ps. 48:7; Isa. 2:16; 23:14 The ships of #See ver. 12 Tarshish traveled for you with your merchandise. So you were filled and heavily laden #ver. 4in the heart of the seas.
26“Your rowers have brought you out
into the high seas.
# See Jer. 18:17 The east wind has wrecked you
in the heart of the seas.
27Your riches, your wares, your merchandise,
your mariners and #ver. 8 your pilots,
# ver. 9 your caulkers, your dealers in merchandise,
and all your men of war who are in you,
with all your crew
that is in your midst,
sink into the heart of the seas
# [ch. 26:18; 32:10] on the day of your fall.
28At the sound of the cry of your pilots
# [ch. 45:2; 48:15, 17] the countryside shakes,
29and down from their ships
# [Rev. 18:17, 18] come all who handle the oar.
The mariners and all the pilots of the sea
stand on the land
30 # [See ver. 29 above] and shout aloud over you
and cry out bitterly.
Lam. 2:10; Rev. 18:19 They cast dust on their heads
# See Jer. 6:26 and wallow in ashes;
31they #See Isa. 3:24make themselves bald for you
and put sackcloth on their waist,
and they weep over you in bitterness of soul,
with bitter mourning.
32In their wailing they #See ch. 19:1 raise a lamentation for you
and lament over you:
# [Rev. 18:18] ‘Who is like Tyre,
like one destroyed in the midst of the sea?
33When your wares came from the seas,
# [Rev. 18:15, 19] you satisfied many peoples;
with your abundant wealth and merchandise
# [Rev. 18:15, 19] you enriched the kings of the earth.
34Now #[ch. 26:19]you are wrecked by the seas,
in the depths of the waters;
your merchandise and all your crew in your midst
have sunk with you.
35 # ch. 26:15, 16 All the inhabitants of the coastlands
are appalled at you,
and #[ch. 32:10]the hair of their kings bristles with horror;
their faces are convulsed.
Rev. 18:11 The merchants among the peoples #See Jer. 18:16 hiss at you;
# ch. 26:21; 28:19 you have come to a dreadful end
and shall be no more forever.’”