17 Then they will lament(A) for you and say of you:

How you have perished, city of renown,
you who were populated from the seas![a]
She who was powerful on the sea,
she and all of her inhabitants
inflicted their terror.[b]
18 Now the coastlands tremble(B)
on the day of your downfall;
the islands in the sea
are alarmed by your demise.”

19 For this is what the Lord God says: “When I make you a ruined city like other deserted cities, when I raise up the deep against you so that the mighty waters cover you,

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 26:17 Some LXX mss read How you were destroyed from the seas, city of renown!
  2. Ezekiel 26:17 Lit and all her inhabitants who put their terror on all her inhabitants; Hb obscure