Ezekiel 27:3
New International Version
Say to Tyre, situated at the gateway to the sea, merchant of peoples on many coasts, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: "'You say, Tyre, "I am perfect in beauty."

New Living Translation
that mighty gateway to the sea, the trading center of the world. Give Tyre this message from the Sovereign LORD: "You boasted, O Tyre, 'My beauty is perfect!'

English Standard Version
and say to Tyre, who dwells at the entrances to the sea, merchant of the peoples to many coastlands, thus says the Lord GOD: “O Tyre, you have said, ‘I am perfect in beauty.’

Berean Study Bible
Tell Tyre, who dwells at the gateway to the sea, merchant of the peoples on many coasts, that this is what the Lord GOD says: ‘You have said, O Tyre, “I am perfect in beauty.”

New American Standard Bible
and say to Tyre, who dwells at the entrance to the sea, merchant of the peoples to many coastlands, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "O Tyre, you have said, 'I am perfect in beauty.'

King James Bible
And say unto Tyrus, O thou that art situate at the entry of the sea, which art a merchant of the people for many isles, Thus saith the Lord GOD; O Tyrus, thou hast said, I am of perfect beauty.

Christian Standard Bible
Say to Tyre, who is located at the entrance of the sea, merchant of the peoples to many coasts and islands, 'This is what the Lord GOD says: Tyre, you declared, "I am perfect in beauty."

Contemporary English Version
the city that is built along the sea and that trades with nations along the coast. Tell the people of Tyre that the following message is from me: Tyre, you brag about your perfect beauty,

Good News Translation
that city which stands at the edge of the sea and does business with the people living on every seacoast. Tell her what the Sovereign LORD is saying: "Tyre, you boasted of your perfect beauty.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Say to Tyre, who is located at the entrance of the sea, merchant of the peoples to many coasts and islands: This is what the Lord GOD says: Tyre, you declared, I am perfect in beauty.'

International Standard Version
Tell Tyre, who lives at the gateway to the Mediterranean Sea, who serves as the international merchant to many coastal districts: 'This is what the Lord GOD says: "Tyre, you've been claiming, "I am beauty perfected.'

NET Bible
Say to Tyre, who sits at the entrance of the sea, merchant to the peoples on many coasts, 'This is what the sovereign LORD says: "'O Tyre, you have said, "I am perfectly beautiful."

New Heart English Bible
and tell Tyre, 'You who dwell at the entry of the sea, who are the merchant of the peoples to many islands, thus says the Lord GOD: "You, Tyre, have said, 'I am perfect in beauty.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Tyre is the city at the entrance to the sea. It is the merchant to the nations. Say to Tyre, 'This is what the Almighty LORD says: Tyre, you used to brag about your perfect beauty.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and say unto Tyre, that dwelleth at the entry of the sea, that is the merchant of the peoples unto many isles: Thus saith the Lord GOD: Thou, O Tyre, hast said: I am of perfect beauty.

New American Standard 1977
and say to Tyre, who dwells at the entrance to the sea, merchant of the peoples to many coastlands, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “O Tyre, you have said, ‘I am perfect in beauty.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
And say unto Tyre, O thou that dwelleth at the ports of the sea, who art a merchant of the people for many isles, Thus hath the Lord GOD said; O Tyre, thou hast said, I am of perfect beauty.

King James 2000 Bible
And say unto Tyre, O you that are situated at the entrance of the sea, which are a merchant of the people for many coastlands, Thus says the Lord GOD; O Tyre, you have said, I am of perfect beauty.

American King James Version
And say to Tyrus, O you that are situate at the entry of the sea, which are a merchant of the people for many isles, Thus said the Lord GOD; O Tyrus, you have said, I am of perfect beauty.

American Standard Version
and say unto Tyre, O thou that dwellest at the entry of the sea, that art the merchant of the peoples unto many isles, thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Thou, O Tyre, hast said, I am perfect in beauty.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and thou shalt say to Sor that dwells at the entrance of the sea, to the mart of the nations coming from many islands, Thus saith the Lord to Sor; Thou hast said, I have clothed myself with my beauty.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And say to Tyre that dwelleth at the entry of the sea, being the mart of the people for many islands: Thus saith the Lord God: O Tyre, thou hast said: I am of perfect beauty,

Darby Bible Translation
and say unto Tyre: O thou that art situate at the entries of the sea, and traffickest with the peoples in many isles, thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Thou, Tyre, hast said, I am perfect in beauty.

English Revised Version
and say unto Tyre, O thou that dwellest at the entry of the sea, which art the merchant of the peoples unto many isles, thus saith the Lord GOD: Thou, O Tyre, hast said, I am perfect in beauty.

Webster's Bible Translation
And say to Tyre, O thou that art situated at the entry of the sea, which art a merchant of the people for many isles, Thus saith the Lord GOD; O Tyre, thou hast said, I am of perfect beauty.

World English Bible
and tell Tyre, you who dwell at the entry of the sea, who are the merchant of the peoples to many islands, thus says the Lord Yahweh: You, Tyre, have said, I am perfect in beauty.

Young's Literal Translation
O dweller on the entrances of the sea, Merchant of the peoples unto many isles, Thus said the Lord Jehovah: O Tyre, thou -- thou hast said: I am the perfection of beauty.
Study Bible
A Lament for Tyre
2“Now you, son of man, take up a lament for Tyre. 3Tell Tyre, who dwells at the gateway to the sea, merchant of the peoples on many coasts, that this is what the Lord GOD says: ‘You have said, O Tyre, “I am perfect in beauty.” 4Your borders are in the heart of the seas; your builders perfected your beauty.…
Cross References
Psalm 83:7
Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek, Philistia with the people of Tyre.

Isaiah 23:3
On the great waters came the grain of Shihor; the harvest of the Nile was the revenue of Tyre; she was the merchant of the nations.

Ezekiel 16:15
But because of your fame, you trusted in your beauty and played the harlot. You lavished your favors on everyone who passed by, and your beauty was theirs for the asking.

Ezekiel 26:12
They will plunder your wealth and pillage your merchandise. They will demolish your walls, tear down your beautiful homes, and throw your stones and timber and soil into the water.

Ezekiel 26:17
Then they will lament for you, saying, "How you have perished, O city of renown, inhabited by seafaring men! She who was powerful on the sea, along with her people, who brought terror to all who lived there.

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

Ezekiel 28:2
"Son of man, tell the ruler of Tyre that this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Your heart is proud, and you have said, "I am a god; I sit in the seat of gods in the heart of the sea." Yet you are a man and not a god, though you have regarded your heart as that of a god.

Ezekiel 28:15
From the day you were created you were blameless in your ways until wickedness was found in you.

Ezekiel 28:17
Your heart grew proud of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom because of your splendor; so I cast you to the earth; I made you a spectacle before kings.

Treasury of Scripture

And say to Tyrus, O you that are situate at the entry of the sea, which are a merchant of the people for many isles, Thus said the Lord GOD; O Tyrus, you have said, I am of perfect beauty.

O thou.

Ezekiel 27:4,25
Thy borders are in the midst of the seas, thy builders have perfected thy beauty…

Ezekiel 26:17
And they shall take up a lamentation for thee, and say to thee, How art thou destroyed, that wast inhabited of seafaring men, the renowned city, which wast strong in the sea, she and her inhabitants, which cause their terror to be on all that haunt it!

Ezekiel 28:2,3
Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God: …

a merchant

Ezekiel 27:12
Tarshish was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of all kind of riches; with silver, iron, tin, and lead, they traded in thy fairs.

Isaiah 23:3,8,11
And by great waters the seed of Sihor, the harvest of the river, is her revenue; and she is a mart of nations…

Revelation 18:3,11-15
For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies…

I am

Ezekiel 27:4,10,11
Thy borders are in the midst of the seas, thy builders have perfected thy beauty…

Ezekiel 28:12-17
Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty…

Psalm 50:2
Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined.







Lexicon
Tell
וְאָמַרְתָּ֣ (wə·’ā·mar·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

Tyre,
לְצ֗וֹר (lə·ṣō·wr)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6865: Tyre -- a Phoenician city

who dwells
הַיֹּשֶׁ֙בֶת֙ (hay·yō·še·ḇeṯ)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

at
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the gateway
מְבוֹאֹ֣ת (mə·ḇō·w·’ōṯ)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 3996: An entrance, sunset, the west, towards

to the sea,
יָ֔ם (yām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3220: A sea, the Mediterranean Sea, large river, an artifical basin

merchant
רֹכֶ֙לֶת֙ (rō·ḵe·leṯ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7402: To travel for, trading

of the peoples
הָֽעַמִּ֔ים (hā·‘am·mîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

on
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

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

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

that this is what
כֹּ֤ה (kōh)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3541: Like this, thus, here, now

the Lord
אֲדֹנָ֣י (’ă·ḏō·nāy)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 136: The Lord

GOD
יְהוִ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

says:
אָמַר֙ (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

‘You
אַ֣תְּ (’at)
Pronoun - second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

have said,
אָמַ֔רְתְּ (’ā·mart)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

O Tyre,
צ֕וֹר (ṣō·wr)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6865: Tyre -- a Phoenician city

“I
אֲנִ֖י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

am perfect
כְּלִ֥ילַת (kə·lî·laṯ)
Adjective - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3632: Complete, the whole, as, fully

in beauty.”
יֹֽפִי׃ (yō·p̄î)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3308: Beauty
(3) At the entry of the sea.--The word for "entry" in the original is plural, and means the approaches to the sea, or harbours. Tyre had two of these, both remarkably good: the "Egyptian," facing the south, and the "Sidonian," facing the north, the latter having also an outer harbour or roadstead, formed by a ledge off the north-west extremity of the island. The former is now completely, and the latter nearly, filled up with sand and ruins.

Verse 3. - We begin with the picture of the city, situate at the entry (Hebrew, entries), or harbors of the sea. Of these Tyro had two - the northern, known as the Sidonian; the southern, as the Egyptian. There she dwelt, a merchant of the peoples, that came, in the wider sense of the word (see Ezekiel 26:15), from the isles of the Mediterranean. I am perfect in beauty. The boast here put into the mouth of the city appears afterwards as the utterance of its ruler, or as applied to him (Ezekiel 28:2, 15-17). We are reminded of Genoa, la superba. 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.
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