Who planned this against Tyre,
    the bestower of crowns,
whose merchants(A) are princes,
    whose traders(B) are renowned in the earth?

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A lion(A) has come out of his lair;(B)
    a destroyer(C) of nations has set out.
He has left his place
    to lay waste(D) your land.
Your towns will lie in ruins(E)
    without inhabitant.

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Say to Tyre,(A) situated at the gateway to the sea,(B) merchant of peoples on many coasts, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says:

“‘You say, Tyre,
    “I am perfect in beauty.(C)
Your domain was on the high seas;
    your builders brought your beauty to perfection.(D)
They made all your timbers
    of juniper from Senir[a];(E)
they took a cedar from Lebanon(F)
    to make a mast for you.
Of oaks(G) from Bashan
    they made your oars;
of cypress wood[b] from the coasts of Cyprus(H)
    they made your deck, adorned with ivory.
Fine embroidered linen(I) from Egypt was your sail
    and served as your banner;
your awnings were of blue and purple(J)
    from the coasts of Elishah.(K)
Men of Sidon and Arvad(L) were your oarsmen;
    your skilled men, Tyre, were aboard as your sailors.(M)
Veteran craftsmen of Byblos(N) were on board
    as shipwrights to caulk your seams.
All the ships of the sea(O) and their sailors
    came alongside to trade for your wares.

10 “‘Men of Persia,(P) Lydia(Q) and Put(R)
    served as soldiers in your army.
They hung their shields(S) and helmets on your walls,
    bringing you splendor.
11 Men of Arvad and Helek
    guarded your walls on every side;
men of Gammad
    were in your towers.
They hung their shields around your walls;
    they brought your beauty to perfection.(T)

12 “‘Tarshish(U) did business with you because of your great wealth of goods;(V) they exchanged silver, iron, tin and lead for your merchandise.

13 “‘Greece,(W) Tubal and Meshek(X) did business with you; they traded human beings(Y) and articles of bronze for your wares.

14 “‘Men of Beth Togarmah(Z) exchanged chariot horses, cavalry horses and mules for your merchandise.

15 “‘The men of Rhodes[c](AA) traded with you, and many coastlands(AB) were your customers; they paid you with ivory(AC) tusks and ebony.

16 “‘Aram[d](AD) did business with you because of your many products; they exchanged turquoise,(AE) purple fabric, embroidered work, fine linen,(AF) coral(AG) and rubies for your merchandise.

17 “‘Judah and Israel traded with you; they exchanged wheat(AH) from Minnith(AI) and confections,[e] honey, olive oil and balm(AJ) for your wares.(AK)

18 “‘Damascus(AL) did business with you because of your many products and great wealth of goods.(AM) They offered wine from Helbon, wool from Zahar 19 and casks of wine from Izal(AN) in exchange for your wares: wrought iron, cassia(AO) and calamus.

20 “‘Dedan(AP) traded in saddle blankets with you.

21 “‘Arabia(AQ) and all the princes of Kedar(AR) were your customers; they did business with you in lambs, rams and goats.

22 “‘The merchants of Sheba(AS) and Raamah traded with you; for your merchandise they exchanged the finest of all kinds of spices(AT) and precious stones, and gold.(AU)

23 “‘Harran,(AV) Kanneh and Eden(AW) and merchants of Sheba, Ashur(AX) and Kilmad traded with you. 24 In your marketplace they traded with you beautiful garments, blue fabric, embroidered work and multicolored rugs with cords twisted and tightly knotted.

25 “‘The ships of Tarshish(AY) serve
    as carriers for your wares.
You are filled with heavy cargo
    as you sail the sea.(AZ)
26 Your oarsmen take you
    out to the high seas.
But the east wind(BA) will break you to pieces
    far out at sea.
27 Your wealth,(BB) merchandise and wares,
    your mariners, sailors and shipwrights,
your merchants and all your soldiers,
    and everyone else on board
will sink into the heart of the sea(BC)
    on the day of your shipwreck.

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  1. Ezekiel 27:5 That is, Mount Hermon
  2. Ezekiel 27:6 Targum; the Masoretic Text has a different division of the consonants.
  3. Ezekiel 27:15 Septuagint; Hebrew Dedan
  4. Ezekiel 27:16 Most Hebrew manuscripts; some Hebrew manuscripts and Syriac Edom
  5. Ezekiel 27:17 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.

They will bring you down to the pit,(A)
    and you will die a violent death(B)
    in the heart of the seas.(C)

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Their horses are swifter(A) than leopards,
    fiercer than wolves(B) at dusk.
Their cavalry gallops headlong;
    their horsemen come from afar.
They fly like an eagle swooping to devour;

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