Ezekiel 27:15
New International Version
"'The men of Rhodes traded with you, and many coastlands were your customers; they paid you with ivory tusks and ebony.

New Living Translation
Merchants came to you from Dedan. Numerous coastlands were your captive markets; they brought payment in ivory tusks and ebony wood.

English Standard Version
The men of Dedan traded with you. Many coastlands were your own special markets; they brought you in payment ivory tusks and ebony.

Berean Study Bible
The men of Dedan were your clients; many coastlands were your market; they paid you with ivory tusks and ebony.

King James Bible
The men of Dedan were thy merchants; many isles were the merchandise of thine hand: they brought thee for a present horns of ivory and ebony.

New King James Version
The men of Dedan were your traders; many isles were the market of your hand. They brought you ivory tusks and ebony as payment.

New American Standard Bible
The sons of Dedan were your traders. Many coastlands were your market; they brought ivory tusks and ebony as your payment.

NASB 1995
"The sons of Dedan were your traders. Many coastlands were your market; ivory tusks and ebony they brought as your payment.

NASB 1977
“The sons of Dedan were your traders. Many coastlands were your market; ivory tusks and ebony they brought as your payment.

Amplified Bible
The men of Dedan were your traders. Many coastlands were your markets; ivory tusks and ebony they brought to you in payment or as gifts.

Christian Standard Bible
Men of Dedan were also your merchants; many coasts and islands were your regular markets. They brought back ivory tusks and ebony as your payment.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Men of Dedan were also your merchants; many coasts and islands were your regular markets. They brought back ivory tusks and ebony as your payment.

American Standard Version
The men of Dedan were thy traffickers; many isles were the mart of thy hand: they brought thee in exchange horns of ivory and ebony.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The sons of Daran your Merchants, and many islands in the place of the merchandise of your hands, brought gifts to you: horns of oil and frankincense

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The sons of the Rhodians were thy merchants; from the islands they multiplied thy merchandise, even elephants' teeth: and to them that came in thou didst return thy prices,

Contemporary English Version
You also did business with people from Rhodes, and people from nations along the coast gave you ivory and ebony in exchange for your goods.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The men of Dedan were thy merchants: many islands were the traffic of thy hand, they exchanged for thy price teeth of ivory and ebony.

English Revised Version
The men of Dedan were thy traffickers: many isles were the mart of thine hand: they brought thee in exchange horns of ivory and ebony.

Good News Translation
The people of Rhodes traded with you; people of many coastal lands gave you ivory and ebony in exchange for your goods.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
People from Dedan traded goods with you. You traded with many people on the coasts, and they brought you ivory and ebony as payment.

International Standard Version
Men from the low country south of Edom and many of the coastlands were your markets for ivory tusks and ebony that they brought to trade with you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The men of Dedan were thy traffickers; many isles were the mart of thy hand; they brought thee as tribute horns of ivory and ebony.

Literal Standard Version
Sons of Dedan [are] your merchants, "" Many islands [are] the market of your hand, "" They sent back horns of ivory and ebony [for] your reward.

NET Bible
The Dedanites were your clients. Many coastlands were your customers; they paid you with ivory tusks and ebony.

New Heart English Bible
The men of Dedan were your traffickers; many islands were the market of your hand: they brought you in exchange horns of ivory and ebony.

World English Bible
The men of Dedan were your traffickers; many islands were the market of your hand: they brought you in exchange horns of ivory and ebony.

Young's Literal Translation
Sons of Dedan are thy merchants, Many isles are the mart of thy hand, Horns of ivory and ebony they sent back thy reward.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Lament for Tyre
14The men of Beth-togarmah exchanged horses, war horses, and mules for your wares. 15The men of Dedan were your clients; many coastlands were your market; they paid you with ivory tusks and ebony. 16Aram was your customer because of your many products; they exchanged turquoise, purple, embroidered work, fine linen, coral, and rubies for your wares.…

Cross References
Revelation 18:12
cargo of gold, silver, precious stones, and pearls; of fine linen, purple, silk, and scarlet; of all kinds of citron wood and every article of ivory, precious wood, bronze, iron, and marble;

Genesis 10:7
The sons of Cush: Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabteca. And the sons of Raamah: Sheba and Dedan.

1 Kings 10:22
For the king had the ships of Tarshish at sea with Hiram's fleet, and once every three years the ships of Tarshish would arrive bearing gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks.

Isaiah 21:13
This is the burden against Arabia: In the thickets of Arabia you must lodge, O caravans of Dedanites.

Jeremiah 25:23
Dedan, Tema, Buz, and all who cut the corners of their hair;

Ezekiel 25:13
therefore this is what the Lord GOD says: I will stretch out My hand against Edom and cut off from it both man and beast. I will make it a wasteland, and from Teman to Dedan they will fall by the sword.

Ezekiel 27:20
Dedan was your merchant in saddlecloths for riding.

Ezekiel 38:13
Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish with all its villages will ask, 'Have you come to capture the plunder? Have you assembled your hordes to carry away loot, to make off with silver and gold, to take cattle and goods, to seize great spoil?'


Treasury of Scripture

The men of Dedan were your merchants; many isles were the merchandise of your hand: they brought you for a present horns of ivory and ebony.

Dedan

Ezekiel 27:20
Dedan was thy merchant in precious clothes for chariots.

Genesis 10:7
And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtecha: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.

Genesis 25:3
And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.

of ivory

1 Kings 10:22
For the king had at sea a navy of Tharshish with the navy of Hiram: once in three years came the navy of Tharshish, bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.

Revelation 18:12
The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,









(15) Dedan.--This Dedan is a descendant of Ham through Cush (Genesis 10:7). The tribe was located in Arabia, probably upon the shores of the Persian Gulf (Isaiah 21:13). The Dedan of Ezekiel 27:20, on the other hand, is a Semitic tribe, spoken of also in Ezekiel 25:13; Jeremiah 49:8. The "many isles" of this Dedan were the islands in the Persian Gulf, on the Arabian coast, and they were "merchandise" in the sense of supplying material for the commerce of Tyre. "Brought thee for a present" might seem to imply tribute, but the original rather conveys the idea of return payment. "Horns of ivory" is, literally, horns of teeth; the name "horn" being simply a commercial term derived from the shape of the elephant's tusk. "Ebony" is a word used only here. It was brought both from India and Ethiopia, the wood from the latter being preferred.

Verse 15. - The men of Dedan. The name occurs again in Ver. 20, and has already met us in Ezekiel 25:13 (where see note). Here the words probably refer to the many isles of the Persian Gulf or the Red Sea. So the ships of Solomon and Hiram - ships of Tarshish (name used generically for merchant-vessels) - brought ivory among their other imports, starting from Ezion-Geber (1 Kings 9:26; 1 Kings 10:22). Ebony came from Ethiopia and India. Virgil, indeed, names the latter country as the only region which produced it ('Georg.,' 2:115). Ceylon is at present one of the chief sources of supply. The LXX. curiously enough gives Rhodians, the Hebrew letters for d and r being easily mistaken by copyists.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The men
בְּנֵ֤י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

of Dedan
דְדָן֙ (ḏə·ḏān)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1719: Dedan -- a descendant of Ham, also a descendant of Abraham

[were] your clients;
רֹֽכְלַ֔יִךְ (rō·ḵə·la·yiḵ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 7402: To travel for, trading

many
רַבִּ֖ים (rab·bîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 7227: Much, many, great

coastlands
אִיִּ֥ים (’î·yîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 339: A habitable spot, dry land, a coast, an island

were your market;
הֵשִׁ֖יבוּ (hê·šî·ḇū)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

they paid you with
אֶשְׁכָּרֵֽךְ׃ (’eš·kā·rêḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 814: A gratuity

ivory
שֵׁן֙ (šên)
Noun - common singular
Strong's 8127: A tooth, ivory, a cliff

tusks
קַרְנ֥וֹת (qar·nō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 7161: A horn, a flask, cornet, an elephant's tooth, a corner, a peak, a ray, power

and ebony.
וְהָבְנִ֔ים (wə·hā·ḇə·nîm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1894: Ebony (a kind of wood)


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