Lamentation for Tyre
1The word of the Lord came again to me, saying,
2“Now, son of man, ⚓take up a lamentation for Tyre,
3and 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.’
4Your borders are in the midst of the seas.
Your builders have perfected your beauty.
5They made all your planks of fir trees from ⚓Senir;
They took a cedar from Lebanon to make you a mast.
6Of⚓oaks from Bashan they made your oars;
The company of Ashurites have inlaid your planks
With ivory from ⚓the coasts of Cyprus.
7Fine embroidered linen from Egypt was what you spread for your sail;
Blue and purple from the coasts of Elishah was what covered you.
8“Inhabitants of Sidon and Arvad were your oarsmen;
Your wise men, O Tyre, were in you;
They became your pilots.
9Elders 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.
10“Those from Persia, Lydia, and Libya
Were in your army as men of war;
They hung shield and helmet in you;
They gave splendor to you.
11Men 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.
12⚓“Tarshish was your merchant because of your many luxury goods. They gave you silver, iron, tin, and lead for your goods.
13⚓Javan, Tubal, and Meshech were your traders. They bartered ⚓human lives and vessels of bronze for your merchandise.
14Those from the house of ⚓Togarmah traded for your wares with horses, steeds, and mules.
15The men of ⚓Dedan were your traders; many isles were the market of your hand. They brought you ivory tusks and ebony as payment.
16Syria 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.
17Judah and the land of Israel were your traders. They traded for your merchandise wheat of ⚓Minnith, millet, honey, oil, and ⚓balm.
18Damascus 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.
19Dan and Javan paid for your wares, traversing back and forth. Wrought iron, cassia, and cane were among your merchandise.
20⚓Dedan was your merchant in saddlecloths for riding.
21Arabia and all the princes of ⚓Kedar were your regular merchants. They traded with you in lambs, rams, and goats.
22The merchants of ⚓Sheba and Raamah were your merchants. They traded for your wares the choicest spices, all kinds of precious stones, and gold.
23⚓Haran, Canneh, Eden, the merchants of ⚓Sheba, Assyria, and Chilmad were your merchants.
24These 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.
25“The ⚓ships of Tarshish were carriers of your merchandise.
You were filled and very glorious ⚓in the midst of the seas.
26Your oarsmen brought you into many waters,
But ⚓the east wind broke you in the midst of the seas.
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.
28The ⚓common-land will shake at the sound of the cry of your pilots.
29“All ⚓who handle the oar,
All the pilots of the sea
Will come down from their ships and stand on the shore.
30They will make their voice heard because of you;
They will cry bitterly and ⚓cast dust on their heads;
They ⚓will roll about in ashes;
31They will ⚓shave themselves completely bald because of you,
Gird themselves with sackcloth,
And weep for you
With bitterness of heart and bitter wailing.
32In 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?
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.
34But ⚓you are broken by the seas in the depths of the waters;
⚓Your merchandise and the entire company will fall in your midst.
35⚓All the inhabitants of the isles will be astonished at you;
Their kings will be greatly afraid,
And their countenance will be troubled.
36The merchants among the peoples ⚓will hiss at you;
⚓You will become a horror, and be no ⚓more forever.’ ” ’ ”