Ezekiel 27:26
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New International Version
Your oarsmen take you out to the high seas. But the east wind will break you to pieces far out at sea.

New Living Translation
"But look! Your oarsmen have taken you into stormy seas! A mighty eastern gale has wrecked you in the heart of the sea!

English Standard Version
“Your rowers have brought you out into the high seas. The east wind has wrecked you in the heart of the seas.

New American Standard Bible
"Your rowers have brought you Into great waters; The east wind has broken you In the heart of the seas.

King James Bible
Thy rowers have brought thee into great waters: the east wind hath broken thee in the midst of the seas.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Your rowers have brought you onto the high seas, but the east wind has shattered you in the heart of the sea.

International Standard Version
But your rowers have brought you into dangerous waters. The east wind has broken you in the heart of the ocean!

NET Bible
Your rowers have brought you into surging waters. The east wind has wrecked you in the heart of the seas.

New Heart English Bible
"'"Your rowers have brought you into great waters: the east wind has broken you in the heart of the seas.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Your rowers took you out to the high seas, and an east wind wrecked you in the sea.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thy rowers have brought thee Into great waters; The east wind hath broken thee In the heart of the seas.

New American Standard 1977
“Your rowers have brought you
            Into great waters;
            The east wind has broken you
            In the heart of the seas.

Jubilee Bible 2000
In many waters they overcame thy rowers; the east wind has broken thee in the midst of the seas.

King James 2000 Bible
Your rowers have brought you into great waters: the east wind has broken you in the midst of the seas.

American King James Version
Your rowers have brought you into great waters: the east wind has broken you in the middle of the seas.

American Standard Version
Thy rowers have brought thee into great waters: the east wind hath broken thee in the heart of the seas.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thy rowers have brought thee into great waters: the south wind hath broken thee in the heart of the sea.

Darby Bible Translation
Thy rowers have brought thee into great waters; the east wind hath broken thee in the heart of the seas.

English Revised Version
Thy rowers have brought thee into great waters: the east wind hath broken thee in the heart of the seas.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thy rowers have brought thee into great waters: the east wind hath broken thee in the midst of the seas.

World English Bible
Your rowers have brought you into great waters: the east wind has broken you in the heart of the seas.

Young's Literal Translation
Into great waters have they brought thee, Those rowing thee, The east wind hath broken thee in the heart of the seas.
Study Bible
The Destruction of Tyre
25"The ships of Tarshish were the carriers for your merchandise. And you were filled and were very glorious In the heart of the seas. 26"Your rowers have brought you Into great waters; The east wind has broken you In the heart of the seas. 27"Your wealth, your wares, your merchandise, Your sailors and your pilots, Your repairers of seams, your dealers in merchandise And all your men of war who are in you, With all your company that is in your midst, Will fall into the heart of the seas On the day of your overthrow.…
Cross References
Acts 27:14
But it was not long before a cyclone called the Northeaster swept down across the island.

Psalm 48:7
With the east wind You break the ships of Tarshish.

Isaiah 23:14
Wail, O ships of Tarshish, For your stronghold is destroyed.

Jeremiah 18:17
Like an east wind I will scatter them Before the enemy; I will show them My back and not My face In the day of their calamity.'"

Ezekiel 26:19
For thus says the Lord GOD, "When I make you a desolate city, like the cities which are not inhabited, when I bring up the deep over you and the great waters cover you,

Ezekiel 27:27
"Your wealth, your wares, your merchandise, Your sailors and your pilots, Your repairers of seams, your dealers in merchandise And all your men of war who are in you, With all your company that is in your midst, Will fall into the heart of the seas On the day of your overthrow.

Ezekiel 27:34
'Now that you are broken by the seas In the depths of the waters, Your merchandise and all your company Have fallen in the midst of you.

Ezekiel 28:8
'They will bring you down to the pit, And you will die the death of those who are slain In the heart of the seas.
Treasury of Scripture

Your rowers have brought you into great waters: the east wind has broken you in the middle of the seas.

rowers
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Ezekiel 26:19 For thus said the Lord GOD; When I shall make you a desolate city, …

Psalm 93:3,4 The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their …

Revelation 17:15 And he said to me, The waters which you saw, where the whore sits, …

the east

Ezekiel 27:34 In the time when you shall be broken by the seas in the depths of …

Psalm 48:7 You break the ships of Tarshish with an east wind.

Acts 27:14,41 But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called …

midst [heb] heart

(26) Thy rowers.--As the chief means of propelling vessels when the art of sailing was imperfectly understood. The figure of the ship is here resumed. "The east wind" is powerful, gusty, and dangerous in the Levant. (Comp. Psalm 48:7 : "Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind.")

Verse 26. - Thy rowers have brought thee. The metaphor goes on its course. The state-ship is in the open sea, and the east wind, the Euroclydon of the Mediterranean (Acts 27:14), blows and threatens it with destruction (comp. Psalm 48:7). In that destruction all who contributed to her prosperity were involved. The picture reminds us of the description of the ship of Tarshish in Jonah 1:4, 5. The city shall be left, in that terrible day, in the heart of the seas (Revised Version). Thy rowers have brought thee into great waters,.... Here the city of Tyre is compared to a vessel at sea, with great propriety, it being built in the sea, and its trade chiefly there; and its rulers and governors, or the inhabitants of it, to rowers; literally the men of Zidon and Arvad were her rowers, Ezekiel 27:8, the straits, difficulties, and distresses these brought Tyre into, are compared to great waters; who, by some unadvised step or another, provoked the king of Babylon to come against them with his army, and lay siege unto them:

the east wind hath broken thee in the midst of the seas; a wind very fatal to ships and mariners; see Psalm 48:7, by it are meant Nebuchadnezzar and the Chaldean army; so called, because of their great force and fury; and because Babylon, from whence they came, lay somewhat to the east of Tyre. So the Targum,

"a king who is strong as the east wind hath broken thee in the midst of the seas.'' 26. In contrast to her previous greatness, her downfall is here, by a sudden transition, depicted under the image of a vessel foundering at sea.

east wind—blowing from Lebanon, the most violent wind in the Mediterranean (Ps 48:7). A Levanter, as it is called. Nebuchadnezzar is meant. The "sea" is the war with him which the "rowers," or rulers of the state vessel, had "brought" it into, to its ruin.27:26-36 The most mighty and magnificent kingdoms and states, sooner or later, come down. Those who make creatures their confidence, and rest their hopes upon them, will fall with them: happy are those who have the God of Jacob for their Help, and whose hope is in the Lord their God, who lives for ever. Those who engage in trade should learn to conduct their business according to God's word. Those who possess wealth should remember they are the Lord's stewards, and should use his goods in doing good to all. Let us seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness.
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