Ezekiel 27:5
Verse (Click for Chapter)
New International Version
They made all your timbers of juniper from Senir; they took a cedar from Lebanon to make a mast for you.

New Living Translation
You were like a great ship built of the finest cypress from Senir. They took a cedar from Lebanon to make a mast for you.

English Standard Version
They made all your planks of fir trees from Senir; they took a cedar from Lebanon to make a mast for you.

New American Standard Bible
"They have made all your planks of fir trees from Senir; They have taken a cedar from Lebanon to make a mast for you.

King James Bible
They have made all thy ship boards of fir trees of Senir: they have taken cedars from Lebanon to make masts for thee.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They constructed all your planking with pine trees from Senir. They took a cedar from Lebanon to make a mast for you.

International Standard Version
They brought in a ship made with pine planking from Senir, configured with a mast carved from a cedar from Lebanon,

NET Bible
They crafted all your planks out of fir trees from Senir; they took a cedar from Lebanon to make your mast.

New Heart English Bible
They have made all your planks of fir trees from Senir; they have taken a cedar from Lebanon to make a mast for you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Your builders made all your boards from pine trees on Mount Hermon. They took cedar trees from Lebanon to make a mast for you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Of cypress-trees from Senir have they fashioned All thy planks; They have taken cedars from Lebanon To make masts for thee.

New American Standard 1977
“They have made all your planks of fir trees from Senir;
            They have taken a cedar from Lebanon to make a mast for you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They have made all thy ship boards of fir trees of Senir; they have taken cedars from Lebanon to make masts for thee.

King James 2000 Bible
They have made all your ship planks of fir trees of Senir: they have taken cedars from Lebanon to make masts for you.

American King James Version
They have made all your ship boards of fir trees of Senir: they have taken cedars from Lebanon to make masts for you.

American Standard Version
They have made all thy planks of fir-trees from Senir; they have taken a cedar from Lebanon to make a mast for thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
With fir trees of Sanir they have built thee with all sea planks: they have taken cedars from Libanus to make thee masts.

Darby Bible Translation
They made all thy double boards of cypress-trees of Senir; they took cedars from Lebanon to make masts for thee.

English Revised Version
They have made all thy planks of fir trees from Senir: they have taken cedars from Lebanon to make a mast for thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
They have made all thy ship-boards of fir-trees of Senir: they have taken cedars from Lebanon to make masts for thee.

World English Bible
They have made all your planks of fir trees from Senir; they have taken a cedar from Lebanon to make a mast for you.

Young's Literal Translation
Of firs of Senir they have built to thee all thy double-boarded ships, Of cedars of Lebanon they have taken to make a mast for thee,
Study Bible
A Lament for Tyre
4"Your borders are in the heart of the seas; Your builders have perfected your beauty. 5"They have made all your planks of fir trees from Senir; They have taken a cedar from Lebanon to make a mast for you. 6"Of oaks from Bashan they have made your oars; With ivory they have inlaid your deck of boxwood from the coastlands of Cyprus.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 3:9
(Sidonians call Hermon Sirion, and the Amorites call it Senir):

1 Chronicles 5:23
Now the sons of the half-tribe of Manasseh lived in the land; from Bashan to Baal-hermon and Senir and Mount Hermon they were numerous.

Song of Solomon 4:8
"Come with me from Lebanon, my bride, May you come with me from Lebanon. Journey down from the summit of Amana, From the summit of Senir and Hermon, From the dens of lions, From the mountains of leopards.

Ezekiel 27:4
"Your borders are in the heart of the seas; Your builders have perfected your beauty.
Treasury of Scripture

They have made all your ship boards of fir trees of Senir: they have taken cedars from Lebanon to make masts for you.

made [heb] built
of Senir

Deuteronomy 3:9 (Which Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion; and the Amorites call it Shenir;)

Songs 4:8 Come with me from Lebanon, my spouse, with me from Lebanon: look …

Shenir
cedars

1 Kings 5:1,6 And Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants to Solomon; for he had heard …

Psalm 29:5 The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars; yes, the LORD breaks the …

Psalm 92:12 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like …

Psalm 104:16 The trees of the LORD are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which …

Isaiah 14:8 Yes, the fir trees rejoice at you, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, …

(5) Ship boards.--Planking for the sides of the ship. The word in the original is in the dual, with reference to its two sides. Senir was the Amorite name of Hermon, or Antilebanon, called by the Sido-nians Sirion (Deuteronomy 3:9). Ezekiel wished to use a foreign name, and the latter may at this time have become obsolete. The timber brought thence for the ship's planking, and called fir, was the same with that furnished by Hiram to Solomon for the floor of the Temple (1Kings 6:15), and may have been either "fir" (spruce?) or cypress. The Scripture names of trees are not always well identified. Both were esteemed among the ancients for ship-building, especially the cypress, on account of its lightness, durability, and freedom from the attacks of worms.

Verse 5. - Fir trees of Senti. The name appears in Deuteronomy 3:9 and Song of Solomon 4:8 as Shenir; in 1 Chronicles 5:23 it is spelt as here. From Deuteronomy 3:9 we learn that it was the Amorite name for Hermon, as Sirion was the Sidonian name. In 1 Kings 5:10 Hiram King of Tyro appears as supplying Solomon with the fir and cedar timber mentioned here for the erection of his palace, the house of the forest of Lebanon (1 Kings 7:2). The fir tree was more commonly used for ships, the cedar for houses (Virgil, 'Georg.,' 2:444). The Hebrew for "boards" is unique in its form as a plural with a dual form superadded to indicate that each plank had its counterpart on the other side of the ship. They have made all thy ship boards of fir trees of Senir,.... The same with Sion and Hermon, which the Sidonians called Sirion, and the Amorites Shenir, Deuteronomy 3:9 here, it seems, grew the best of fir trees, of which the Tyrians made boards and planks for shipping; of these the two sides of the ship, as the word (r) here used in the dual number is thought to signify, or the fore and hind decks, were made. The Targum is,

"with fir trees of Senir they built for thee all thy bridges;''

the planks from which they went from one ship to another; but these are of too small consequence to be mentioned; rather the main of the ship is intended, which was built of fir planks; but ours made of oak are much preferable:

they have taken cedars from Lebanon, to make masts for thee; large poles for the yards and sails to be fastened to, for receiving the wind necessary in navigation; called the main mast, the foremast, the mizzenmast, and the boltsprit; all these are only in large vessels; whether the Tyrians had all of these is not certain; some they had, and which were made of the cedars of Lebanon; which, being large tall trees, were fit for this purpose. The Tyrians (s) are said to be the first inventors of navigation.

(r) "tabulata duplicia", Munster; "duas tabulas", Vatablus. (s) "Prima ratem ventis credere docta Tyros." Catullus. 5. Senir—the Amorite name of Hermon, or the southern height of Anti-libanus (De 3:9); the Sidonian name was Sirion. "All thy … boards"; dual in Hebrew, "double-boards," namely, placed in a double order on the two sides of which the ship consisted [Vatablus]. Or, referring to the two sides or the two ends, the prow and the stern, which every ship has [Munster].

cedars—most suited for "masts," from their height and durability.27:1-25 Those who live at ease are to be lamented, if they are not prepared for trouble. Let none reckon themselves beautified, any further than they are sanctified. The account of the trade of Tyre intimates, that God's eye is upon men when employed in worldly business. Not only when at church, praying and hearing, but when in markets and fairs, buying and selling. In all our dealings we should keep a conscience void of offence. God, as the common Father of mankind, makes one country abound in one commodity, and another in another, serviceable to the necessity or to the comfort and ornament of human life. See what a blessing trade and merchandise are to mankind, when followed in the fear of God. Besides necessaries, an abundance of things are made valuable only by custom; yet God allows us to use them. But when riches increase, men are apt to set their hearts upon them, and forget the Lord, who gives power to get wealth.
Jump to Previous
Boards Built Cedar Cedars Cypress-Trees Double Fashioned Fir Firs Fir-Trees Lebanon Mast Pine Planks Sails Senir Ship Ships Supports Timbers Trees
Jump to Next
Boards Built Cedar Cedars Cypress-Trees Double Fashioned Fir Firs Fir-Trees Lebanon Mast Pine Planks Sails Senir Ship Ships Supports Timbers Trees
Links
Ezekiel 27:5 NIV
Ezekiel 27:5 NLT
Ezekiel 27:5 ESV
Ezekiel 27:5 NASB
Ezekiel 27:5 KJV

Ezekiel 27:5 Biblia Paralela
Ezekiel 27:5 Chinese Bible
Ezekiel 27:5 French Bible
Ezekiel 27:5 German Bible

Alphabetical: a all cedar fir for from have Lebanon made make mast of pine planks Senir taken They timbers to took trees you your

OT Prophets: Ezekiel 27:5 They have made all your planks (Ezek. Eze Ezk) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Ezekiel 27:4
Top of Page
Top of Page