27Then this message came to me from the Lord:H1697H3068H559 2“Son of man, sing a funeral song for Tyre,H1121H120H5375H7015H6865 3that mighty gateway to the sea, the trading center of the world. Give Tyre this message from the Sovereign Lord. “You boasted, O Tyre, ‘My beauty is perfect!’H559H6865H3427H3997H3220H7402H5971H7227H339H559H136H3069H6865H559H3632H3308 4You extended your boundaries into the sea. Your builders made your beauty perfect.H1366H3820H3220H1129H3634H3308 5You were like a great ship built of the finest cypress from Senir. They took a cedar from Lebanon to make a mast for you.H1129H3871H1265H8149H3947H730H3844H6213H8650 6They carved your oars from the oaks of Bashan. Your deck of pine from the coasts of Cyprus was inlaid with ivory.H437H1316H6213H4880H1323H839H6213H7175H8127H339H3794 7Your sails were made of Egypt’s finest linen, and they flew as a banner above you. You stood beneath blue and purple awnings made bright with dyes from the coasts of Elishah.H8336H7553H4714H4666H5251H8504H713H339H473H4374 8Your oarsmen came from Sidon and Arvad; your helmsmen were skilled men from Tyre itself.H3427H6721H719H7751H2450H6865H2259 9Wise old craftsmen from Gebal did the caulking. Ships from every land came with goods to barter for your trade.H2205H1380H2450H919H2388H591H3220H4419H6148H4627 10“Men from distant Persia, Lydia, and Libya served in your great army. They hung their shields and helmets on your walls, giving you great honor.H6539H3865H6316H2428H582H4421H8518H4043H3553H5414H1926 11Men from Arvad and Helech stood on your walls. Your towers were manned by men from Gammad. Their shields hung on your walls, completing your beauty.H1121H719H2428H2346H5439H1575H4026H8518H7982H2346H5439H3634H3308H3634 12“Tarshish sent merchants to buy your wares in exchange for silver, iron, tin, and lead.H8659H5503H7230H1952H3701H1270H913H5777H5414H5801 13Merchants from Greece, Tubal, and Meshech brought slaves and articles of bronze to trade with you.H3120H8422H4902H7402H5414H5315H120H3627H5178H4627 14“From Togarmah came riding horses, chariot horses, and mules, all in exchange for your goods.H1004H8425H5414H5801H5483H6571H6505 15Merchants came to you from Dedan. Numerous coastlands were your captive markets; they brought payment in ivory tusks and ebony wood.H1121H1719H7402H7227H339H5506H3027H7725H814H7161H8127H1894 16“Syria sent merchants to buy your rich variety of goods. They traded turquoise, purple dyes, embroidery, fine linen, and jewelry of coral and rubies.H758H5503H7230H4639H5414H5801H5306H713H7553H948H7215H3539 17Judah and Israel traded for your wares, offering wheat from Minnith, figs, honey, olive oil, and balm.H3063H776H3478H7402H5414H4627H2406H4511H6436H1706H8081H6875 18“Damascus sent merchants to buy your rich variety of goods, bringing wine from Helbon and white wool from Zahar.H1834H5503H7230H4639H7230H1952H3196H2463H6713H6785 19Greeks from Uzal came to trade for your merchandise. Wrought iron, cassia, and fragrant calamus were bartered for your wares.H2051H1835H3120H235H5414H5801H6219H1270H6916H7070H4627 20“Dedan sent merchants to trade their expensive saddle blankets with you.H1719H7402H2667H899H7396 21The Arabians and the princes of Kedar sent merchants to trade lambs and rams and male goats in exchange for your goods.H6152H5387H6938H5503H3027H3733H352H6260H5503 22The merchants of Sheba and Raamah came with all kinds of spices, jewels, and gold in exchange for your wares.H7402H7614H7484H7402H5414H5801H7218H1314H3368H68H2091 23“Haran, Canneh, Eden, Sheba, Asshur, and Kilmad came with their merchandise, too.H2771H3656H5729H7402H7614H804H3638H7402 24They brought choice fabrics to trade—blue cloth, embroidery, and multicolored carpets rolled up and bound with cords.H7402H4360H8504H1545H7553H1595H1264H2280H2256H729H4819 25The ships of Tarshish were your ocean caravans. Your island warehouse was filled to the brim!H591H8659H7788H4627H4390H3966H3513H3820H3220 26“But look! Your oarsmen have taken you into stormy seas! A mighty eastern gale has wrecked you in the heart of the sea!H7751H935H7227H4325H6921H7307H7665H3820H3220 27Everything is lost—your riches and wares, your sailors and pilots, your ship builders, merchants, and warriors. On the day of your ruin, everyone on board sinks into the depths of the sea.H1952H5801H4627H4419H2259H919H2388H6148H4627H582H4421H6951H8432H5307H3820H3220H3117H4658 28Your cities by the sea tremble as your pilots cry out in terror.H4054H7493H6963H2201H2259 29All the oarsmen abandon their ships; the sailors and pilots on shore come to stand on the beach.H8610H4880H4419H2259H3220H3381H591H5975H776 30They cry aloud over you and weep bitterly. They throw dust on their heads and roll in ashes.H6963H8085H2199H4751H5927H6083H7218H6428H665 31They shave their heads in grief for you and dress themselves in burlap. They weep for you with bitter anguish and deep mourning.H7144H7139H2296H8242H1058H4751H5315H4751H4553 32As they wail and mourn over you, they sing this sad funeral song. ‘Was there ever such a city as Tyre, now silent at the bottom of the sea?H5204H5375H7015H6969H6865H1822H8432H3220 33The merchandise you traded satisfied the desires of many nations. Kings at the ends of the earth were enriched by your trade.H5801H3318H3220H7646H7227H5971H6238H4428H776H7230H1952H4627 34Now you are a wrecked ship, broken at the bottom of the sea. All your merchandise and crew have gone down with you.H6256H7665H3220H4615H4325H4627H6951H8432H5307 35All who live along the coastlands are appalled at your terrible fate. Their kings are filled with horror and look on with twisted faces.H3427H339H8074H4428H8178H8175H7481H6440 36The merchants among the nations shake their heads at the sight of you, for you have come to a horrible end and will exist no more.’”H5503H5971H8319H1091H5704H5769
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