Lament Over Tyre
27:1 The word of the LORD came again unto me,
27:2 Now, thou son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyrus;
27:3 And say unto Tyrus, O thou that art situate at the
entry of the sea, which art a merchant of the people for
many isles, Thus saith the Lord GOD; O Tyrus, thou hast
said, I am of perfect beauty.
27:4 Thy borders are in the midst of the seas, thy builders
have perfected thy beauty.
27:5 They have made all thy ship boards of fir trees of
Senir: they have taken cedars from Lebanon to make masts for
27:6 Of the oaks of Bashan have they made thine oars; the
company of the Ashurites have made thy benches of ivory,
brought out of the isles of Chittim.
27:7 Fine linen with broidered work from Egypt was that
which thou spreadest forth to be thy sail; blue and purple
from the isles of Elishah was that which covered thee.
27:8 The inhabitants of Zidon and Arvad were thy mariners:
thy wise men, O Tyrus, that were in thee, were thy pilots.
27:9 The ancients of Gebal and the wise men thereof were in
thee thy calkers: all the ships of the sea with their
mariners were in thee to occupy thy merchandise.
27:10 They of Persia and of Lud and of Phut were in thine
army, thy men of war: they hanged the shield and helmet in
thee; they set forth thy comeliness.
27:11 The 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.
27:12 Tarshish was thy merchant by reason of the multitude
of all kind of riches; with silver, iron, tin, and lead,
they traded in thy fairs.
27:13 Javan, Tubal, and Meshech, they were thy merchants:
they traded the persons of men and vessels of brass in thy
27:14 They of the house of Togarmah traded in thy fairs
with horses and horsemen and mules.
27:15 The men of Dedan were thy merchants; many isles were
the merchandise of thine hand: they brought thee for a
present horns of ivory and ebony.
27:16 Syria was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of
the wares of thy making: they occupied in thy fairs with
emeralds, purple, and broidered work, and fine linen, and
coral, and agate.
27:17 Judah, and the land of Israel, they were thy
merchants: they traded in thy market wheat of Minnith, and
Pannag, and honey, and oil, and balm.
27:18 Damascus 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.
27:19 Dan also and Javan going to and fro occupied in thy
fairs: bright iron, cassia, and calamus, were in thy market.
27:20 Dedan was thy merchant in precious clothes for
27:21 Arabia, and all the princes of Kedar, they occupied
with thee in lambs, and rams, and goats: in these were they
27:22 The merchants of Sheba and Raamah, they were thy
merchants: they occupied in thy fairs with chief of all
spices, and with all precious stones, and gold.
27:23 Haran, and Canneh, and Eden, the merchants of Sheba,
Asshur, and Chilmad, were thy merchants.
27:24 These were thy merchants in all sorts of things, in
blue clothes, and broidered work, and in chests of rich
apparel, bound with cords, and made of cedar, among thy
27:25 The ships of Tarshish did sing of thee in thy market:
and thou wast replenished, and made very glorious in the
midst of the seas.
27:26 Thy rowers have brought thee into great waters: the
east wind hath broken thee in the midst of the seas.
27:27 Thy riches, 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,
and in all thy company which is in the midst of thee, shall
fall into the midst of the seas in the day of thy ruin.
27:28 The suburbs shall shake at the sound of the cry of
27:29 And all that handle the oar, the mariners, and all
the pilots of the sea, shall come down from their ships,
they shall stand upon the land;
27:30 And shall cause their voice to be heard against thee,
and shall cry bitterly, and shall cast up dust upon their
heads, they shall wallow themselves in the ashes:
27:31 And they shall make themselves utterly bald for thee,
and gird them with sackcloth, and they shall weep for thee
with bitterness of heart and bitter wailing.
27:32 And in their wailing they shall take up a lamentation
for thee, and lament over thee, saying, What city is like
Tyrus, like the destroyed in the midst of the sea?
27:33 When thy wares went forth out of the seas, thou
filledst many people; thou didst enrich the kings of the
earth with the multitude of thy riches and of thy
27:34 In the time when thou 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.
27:35 All the inhabitants of the isles shall be astonished
at thee, and their kings shall be sore afraid, they shall be
troubled in their countenance.
27:36 The merchants among the people shall hiss at thee;
thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt be any more.