Zechariah 9:3
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New International Version
Tyre has built herself a stronghold; she has heaped up silver like dust, and gold like the dirt of the streets.

New Living Translation
Tyre has built a strong fortress and has made silver and gold as plentiful as dust in the streets!

English Standard Version
Tyre has built herself a rampart and heaped up silver like dust, and fine gold like the mud of the streets.

New American Standard Bible
For Tyre built herself a fortress And piled up silver like dust, And gold like the mire of the streets.

King James Bible
And Tyrus did build herself a strong hold, and heaped up silver as the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Tyre has built herself a fortress; she has heaped up silver like dust and gold like the dirt of the streets.

International Standard Version
"Tyre built itself a fortification, hoarding silver like dust and pure gold like mud in a street.

NET Bible
Tyre built herself a fortification and piled up silver like dust and gold like the mud of the streets!

New Heart English Bible
Tyre built herself a stronghold, and heaped up silver like the dust, and fine gold like the mire of the streets.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Tyre built itself a fortress. It piled up silver like dust and gold like mud in the streets.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Tyre did build herself a stronghold, And heaped up silver as the dust, And fine gold as the mire of the streets.

New American Standard 1977
For Tyre built herself a fortress
            And piled up silver like dust,
            And gold like the mire of the streets.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Tyre built herself a stronghold and heaped up silver as the dust and fine gold as the mire of the streets.

King James 2000 Bible
And Tyre did build herself a stronghold, and heaped up silver as the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets.

American King James Version
And Tyrus did build herself a strong hold, and heaped up silver as the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets.

American Standard Version
And Tyre did build herself a stronghold, and heaped up silver as the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Tyre hath built herself a strong hold, and heaped together silver as earth, and gold as the mire of the streets.

Darby Bible Translation
And Tyre hath built herself a stronghold, and hath heaped up silver as the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets.

English Revised Version
And Tyre did build herself a strong hold, and heaped up silver as the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Tyre built herself a strong hold, and amassed silver as the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets.

World English Bible
Tyre built herself a stronghold, and heaped up silver like the dust, and fine gold like the mire of the streets.

Young's Literal Translation
And Tyre doth build a bulwark to herself, And doth heap silver as dust, And gold as mire of out-places.
Study Bible
Prophecies against Israel's Enemies
2And Hamath also, which borders on it; Tyre and Sidon, though they are very wise. 3For Tyre built herself a fortress And piled up silver like dust, And gold like the mire of the streets. 4Behold, the Lord will dispossess her And cast her wealth into the sea; And she will be consumed with fire.…
Cross References
Joshua 19:29
The border turned to Ramah and to the fortified city of Tyre; then the border turned to Hosah, and it ended at the sea by the region of Achzib.

2 Samuel 24:7
and came to the fortress of Tyre and to all the cities of the Hivites and of the Canaanites, and they went out to the south of Judah, to Beersheba.

1 Kings 10:21
All King Solomon's drinking vessels were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon were of pure gold. None was of silver; it was not considered valuable in the days of Solomon.

1 Kings 10:27
The king made silver as common as stones in Jerusalem, and he made cedars as plentiful as sycamore trees that are in the lowland.

Job 27:16
"Though he piles up silver like dust And prepares garments as plentiful as the clay,

Isaiah 23:11
He has stretched His hand out over the sea, He has made the kingdoms tremble; The LORD has given a command concerning Canaan to demolish its strongholds.

Ezekiel 26:12
"Also they will make a spoil of your riches and a prey of your merchandise, break down your walls and destroy your pleasant houses, and throw your stones and your timbers and your debris into the water.

Ezekiel 27:33
'When your wares went out from the seas, You satisfied many peoples; With the abundance of your wealth and your merchandise You enriched the kings of earth.

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 28:4
"By your wisdom and understanding You have acquired riches for yourself And have acquired gold and silver for your treasuries.
Treasury of Scripture

And Tyrus did build herself a strong hold, and heaped up silver as the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets.

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Joshua 19:29 And then the coast turns to Ramah, and to the strong city Tyre; and …

2 Samuel 24:7 And came to the strong hold of Tyre, and to all the cities of the …

heaped.

1 Kings 10:27 And the king made silver to be in Jerusalem as stones, and cedars …

Job 22:24 Then shall you lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the …

Job 27:16 Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay;

Isaiah 23:8 Who has taken this counsel against Tyre, the crowning city, whose …

Ezekiel 27:33 When your wares went forth out of the seas, you filled many people…

Ezekiel 28:4,5 With your wisdom and with your understanding you have gotten you …

Verse 3. - Tyrus (Zor) did build herself a stronghold (mazor). Wright endeavours to imitate the parouomasia, "Tyre built for herself a tower." It was in her strong fortifications and her amassing of riches that Tyre showed her worldly wisdom. The city was built partly on the mainland, and partly on an island nearly half a mile distant, which rose abruptly out of the water in rocky precipices, and was surrounded with walls a hundred and fifty feet high. The insular portion of the town was that which so long mocked the Macedonian's utmost efforts, which were only successful when he had united the island to the mainland by erecting an enormous mole between them. This causeway has now become an isthmus of some half mile in width, owing to accumulations of sand and debris. As the dust (comp. 2 Chronicles 9:27; Job 27:16). And Tyrus did build herself a strong hold,.... Tyre was built upon a rock, and was a strong fortress itself, from whence it had its name; and, besides its natural defence, it had a wall one hundred and fifty feet high, and its breadth was answerable to its height (e); but yet, as it could not defend itself against Alexander the great, who took it; so neither against the Gospel of Christ, which found its way into it, and was mighty to pull down strong holds in a spiritual sense:

and heaped up silver as the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets; the riches of these cities, especially Tyre, are often made mention of; they were famous for their wealth, being places of great trade and merchandise; see Isaiah 23:2 all which were to be holiness to the Lord, and for the sufficient feeding and durable clothing of them that dwell before him, Isaiah 23:18 his ministers.

(e) Arrian. de Exped. Alex. l. 2. c. 21. 3. The heathen historian, Diodorus Siculus [17.40], confirms this. "Tyre had the greatest confidence owing to her insular position and fortifications, and the abundant stores she had prepared." New Tyre was on an island seven hundred paces from the shore. As Isaiah's and Ezekiel's (Eze 27:1-36) prophecies were directed against Old Tyre on the mainland and were fulfilled by Nebuchadnezzar, so Zechariah's are against New Tyre, which was made seemingly impregnable by a double wall one hundred fifty feet high, as well as the sea on all sides.9:1-8 Here are judgements foretold on several nations. While the Macedonians and Alexander's successors were in warfare in these countries, the Lord promised to protect his people. God's house lies in the midst of an enemy's country; his church is as a lily among thorns. God's power and goodness are seen in her special preservation. The Lord encamps about his church, and while armies of proud opposers shall pass by and return, his eyes watch over her, so that they cannot prevail, and shortly the time will come when no exactor shall pass by her any more.
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