Ezekiel 27:25
New International Version
"'The ships of Tarshish serve as carriers for your wares. You are filled with heavy cargo as you sail the sea.

New Living Translation
The ships of Tarshish were your ocean caravans. Your island warehouse was filled to the brim!

English Standard Version
The ships of Tarshish traveled for you with your merchandise. So you were filled and heavily laden in the heart of the seas.

Berean Study Bible
The ships of Tarshish carried your merchandise. And you were filled with heavy cargo in the heart of the sea.

King James Bible
The ships of Tarshish did sing of thee in thy market: and thou wast replenished, and made very glorious in the midst of the seas.

New King James Version
“The ships of Tarshish were carriers of your merchandise. You were filled and very glorious in the midst of the seas.

New American Standard Bible
The ships of Tarshish were the carriers for your merchandise. And you were filled and were very glorious In the heart of the seas.

NASB 1995
"The ships of Tarshish were the carriers for your merchandise. And you were filled and were very glorious In the heart of the seas.

NASB 1977
“The ships of Tarshish were the carriers for your merchandise. And you were filled and were very glorious In the heart of the seas.

Amplified Bible
The ships of Tarshish were the caravans for your merchandise, And you [Tyre] were replenished and very glorious [heavily laden with an imposing fleet] In the heart of the seas.

Christian Standard Bible
Ships of Tarshish were the carriers for your goods. “ ‘So you became full and heavily loaded in the heart of the sea.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Ships of Tarshish were the carriers for your goods. So you became full and heavily loaded in the heart of the sea.

American Standard Version
The ships of Tarshish were thy caravans for thy merchandise: and thou wast replenished, and made very glorious in the heart of the seas.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Sons of Tarshish who are to your west brought you cargo and you were filled and you grew very strong

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Ships were thy merchants, in abundance, with thy trading population: and thou wast filled and very heavily loaded in the heart of the sea.

Contemporary English Version
Large, seagoing ships carried your goods wherever they needed to go. You were like a ship loaded with heavy cargo

Douay-Rheims Bible
The ships of the sea, were thy chief in thy merchandise : and thou wast replenished, and glorified exceedingly in the heart of the sea.

English Revised Version
The ships of Tarshish were thy caravans for thy merchandise: and thou wast replenished, and made very glorious in the heart of the seas.

Good News Translation
Your merchandise was carried in fleets of the largest cargo ships. "You were like a ship at sea Loaded with heavy cargo.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
" 'Ships from Tarshish carried your goods. You were like a ship filled with heavy cargo in the sea.

International Standard Version
Ocean-going fleets carried your merchandise." "How filled you were! How glorious you were, at home in the heart of the sea!

JPS Tanakh 1917
The ships of Tarshish brought thee tribute for thy merchandise; So wast thou replenished, and made very heavy In the heart of the seas.

Literal Standard Version
Ships of Tarshish are journeying [with] your merchandise for you, "" And you are filled and honored greatly, "" In the heart of the seas.

NET Bible
The ships of Tarshish were the transports for your merchandise. "'So you were filled and weighed down in the heart of the seas.

New Heart English Bible
The ships of Tarshish were your caravans for your merchandise: and you were replenished, and made very glorious in the heart of the seas.

World English Bible
The ships of Tarshish were your caravans for your merchandise: and you were replenished, and made very glorious in the heart of the seas.

Young's Literal Translation
Ships of Tarshish are thy double walls of thy merchandise, And thou art filled and honoured greatly, In the heart of the seas.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Lament for Tyre
24In your marketplace they traded with you fine garments of blue, embroidered work, and multicolored rugs with cords tightly twisted and knotted. 25The ships of Tarshish carried your merchandise. And you were filled with heavy cargo in the heart of the sea. 26Your oarsmen have brought you onto the high seas, but the east wind will shatter you in the heart of the sea.…

Cross References
Genesis 10:4
And the sons of Javan: Elishah, Tarshish, the Kittites, and the Rodanites.

Psalm 48:7
With a wind from the east You wrecked the ships of Tarshish.

Proverbs 31:14
She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar.

Isaiah 2:16
against every ship of Tarshish, and against every stately vessel.

Isaiah 23:14
Wail, O ships of Tarshish, for your harbor has been destroyed!

Ezekiel 27:24
In your marketplace they traded with you fine garments of blue, embroidered work, and multicolored rugs with cords tightly twisted and knotted.


Treasury of Scripture

The ships of Tarshish did sing of you in your market: and you were replenished, and made very glorious in the middle of the seas.

ships

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.

Psalm 48:7
Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind.

Isaiah 2:16
And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant pictures.

glorious

Ezekiel 27:4
Thy borders are in the midst of the seas, thy builders have perfected thy beauty.









(25) Ships of Tarshish means simply, ships of the largest size, such as were fitted for the voyage to Tarshish: as we now say, "East Indiaman." (Comp. 1Kings 22:48; Psalm 48:7.) "Did sing of thee in thy market" is, literally, thy--, thy trade, the blank being an uncertain word, supposed by our translators to mean singers. Opinion is now divided as to whether the meaning is bulwarks or caravans; either gives a good sense. "Thy great ships were at once thy defence and the means of thy commerce," or "were thy caravans of the sea, &c." The former is preferable.

Verse 25. - The verse beaus a new section, and glides back into the original metaphor of the ship, as in Vers. 4-9. The ships of Tarshish are used generically for merchant-ships. The catalogue of the commerce ends with Ver. 24, and the more poetic imagery reappears. It was, as centering in herself all that they brought to her that the merchant-city was very glorious in the midst of the waters. For sing of thee, read, the ships of Tarshish were thy caravans (Revised Version). The word has also the sense of "wall," as in Jeremiah 5:10 and Job 24:11; and this, describing the ships as the "wooden wails" of Tyre, gives a tenable sense here.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The ships
אֳנִיּ֣וֹת (’o·nî·yō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 591: A ship

of Tarshish
תַּרְשִׁ֔ישׁ (tar·šîš)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 8659: Tarshish -- a son of Javan, also a port on the Mediterranean, also a Benjamite

carried
שָׁרוֹתַ֖יִךְ (šā·rō·w·ṯa·yiḵ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine plural construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 7788: Perhaps to travel, journey

your merchandise.
מַעֲרָבֵ֑ךְ (ma·‘ă·rā·ḇêḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 4627: Articles of exchange, merchandise

And you were filled
וַתִּמָּלְאִ֧י (wat·tim·mā·lə·’î)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's 4390: To fill, be full of

with heavy cargo
וַֽתִּכְבְּדִ֛י (wat·tiḵ·bə·ḏî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's 3513: To be heavy, weighty, or burdensome

in the heart
בְּלֵ֥ב־ (bə·lêḇ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

of the sea.
יַמִּֽים׃ (yam·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3220: A sea, the Mediterranean Sea, large river, an artifical basin


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