Ezekiel 27

A Lament for Tyre 1The word of the LORD came to me: 2"Now you, son of man, raise a lamentation over Tyre, 3and say to Tyre, who dwells at the entrances to the sea, merchant of the peoples to many coastlands, thus says the Lord GOD: O Tyre, you have said,
   'I am perfect in beauty.'
4Your borders are in the heart of the seas;
   your builders made perfect your beauty.
5They made all your planks
   of fir trees from Senir;
they took a cedar from Lebanon
   to make a mast for you.
6Of oaks of Bashan
   they made your oars;
they made your deck of pines
   from the coasts of Cyprus,
   inlaid with ivory.
7Of fine embroidered linen from Egypt
   was your sail,
   serving as your banner;
blue and purple from the coasts of Elishah
   was your awning.
8The inhabitants of Sidon and Arvad
   were your rowers;
your skilled men, O Tyre, were in you;
   they were your pilots.
9The elders of Gebal and her skilled men were in you,
   caulking your seams;
all the ships of the sea with their mariners were in you
   to barter for your wares.

10Persia and Lud and Put were in your army as your men of war. They hung the shield and helmet in you; they gave you splendor. 11Men of 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 perfect your beauty.

12Tarshish did business with you because of your great wealth of every kind; silver, iron, tin, and lead they exchanged for your wares. 13Javan, Tubal, and Meshech traded with you; they exchanged human beings and vessels of bronze for your merchandise. 14From Beth-togarmah they exchanged horses, war horses, and mules for your wares. 15The men of DedanHebrew; Septuagint Rhodes traded with you. Many coastlands were your own special markets; they brought you in payment ivory tusks and ebony. 16Syria did business with you because of your abundant goods; they exchanged for your wares emeralds, purple, embroidered work, fine linen, coral, and ruby. 17Judah and the land of Israel traded with you; they exchanged for your merchandise wheat of Minnith, meal,The meaning of the Hebrew word is unknown honey, oil, and balm. 18Damascus did business with you for your abundant goods, because of your great wealth of every kind; wine of Helbon and wool of Sahar 19and casks of wineProbable reading; Hebrew wool of Sahar 19and Dan and Javan from Uzal they exchanged for your wares; wrought iron, cassia, and calamus were bartered for your merchandise. 20Dedan traded with you in saddlecloths for riding. 21Arabia and all the princes of Kedar were your favored dealers in lambs, rams, and goats; in these they did business with you. 22The traders of Sheba and Raamah traded with you; they exchanged for your wares the best of all kinds of spices and all precious stones and gold. 23Haran, Canneh, Eden, traders of Sheba, Asshur, and Chilmad traded with you. 24In your market these traded with you in choice garments, in clothes of blue and embroidered work, and in carpets of colored material, bound with cords and made secure. 25The ships of Tarshish traveled for you with your merchandise. So you were filled and heavily laden in the heart of the seas.

26Your rowers have brought you out
   into the high seas.
The east wind has wrecked you
   in the heart of the seas.
27Your riches, your wares, your merchandise,
   your mariners and your pilots,
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
   on the day of your fall.
28At the sound of the cry of your pilots
   the countryside shakes,
29and down from their ships
   come all who handle the oar.
The mariners and all the pilots of the sea
   stand on the land
30and shout aloud over you
   and cry out bitterly.
They cast dust on their heads
   and wallow in ashes;
31they make 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 raise a lamentation for you
   and lament over you:
'Who is like Tyre,
   like one destroyed in the midst of the sea?
33When your wares came from the seas,
   you satisfied many peoples;
with your abundant wealth and merchandise
   you enriched the kings of the earth.
34Now 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.
35All the inhabitants of the coastlands
   are appalled at you,
and the hair of their kings bristles with horror;
   their faces are convulsed.
36The merchants among the peoples hiss at you;
   you have come to a dreadful end
   and shall be no more forever.'"