Lament over Tyre
1Moreover, the word of the LORD came to me saying,
2“And you, son of man, take up a lamentation over Tyre;
3and say to Tyre, who dwells at the entrance to the sea, merchant of the peoples to many coastlands, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD,
4“Your borders are in the heart of the seas;
5“They have made all your planks of fir trees from Senir;
6“Of oaks from Bashan they have made your oars;
7“Your sail was of fine embroidered linen from Egypt
8“The inhabitants of Sidon and Arvad were your rowers;
9“The elders of Gebal and her wise men were with you repairing your seams;
10“Persia and Lud and Put were in your army, your men of war. They hung shield and helmet in you; they set forth your splendor. 11“The sons of Arvad and your army were on your walls, all around, and the Gammadim were in your towers. They hung their shields on your walls, all around; they perfected your beauty.
12“Tarshish was your customer because of the abundance of all kinds of wealth; with silver, iron, tin, and lead, they paid for your wares.
13“Javan, Tubal, and Meshech, they were your traders; with the lives of men and vessels of bronze they paid for your merchandise.
14“Those from Beth-togarmah gave horses and war horses and mules for your wares.
15“The sons of Dedan were your traders. Many coastlands were your market; ivory tusks and ebony they brought as your payment.
16“Aram was your customer because of the abundance of your goods; they paid for your wares with emeralds, purple, embroidered work, fine linen, coral, and rubies.
17“Judah and the land of Israel, they were your traders; with the wheat of Minnith, cakes, honey, oil, and balm they paid for your merchandise.
18“Damascus was your customer because of the abundance of your goods, because of the abundance of all kinds of wealth, because of the wine of Helbon and white wool.
19“Vedan and Javan paid for your wares from Uzal; wrought iron, cassia, and sweet cane were among your merchandise.
20“Dedan traded with you in saddlecloths for riding.
21“Arabia and all the princes of Kedar, they were your customers for lambs, rams, and goats; for these they were your customers.
22“The traders of Sheba and Raamah, they traded with you; they paid for your wares with the best of all kinds of spices, and with all kinds of precious stones, and gold.
23“Haran, Canneh, Eden, the traders of Sheba, Asshur, and Chilmad traded with you.
24“They traded with you in choice garments, in clothes of blue and embroidered work, and in carpets of many colors, and tightly wound cords, which were among your merchandise.
25“The ships of Tarshish were the carriers for your merchandise.
26“Your rowers have brought you
27“Your wealth, your wares, your merchandise,
28“At the sound of the cry of your pilots
29“And all who handle the oar,
30And they will make their voice heard over you
31“Also they will make themselves bald for you
32“Moreover, in their wailing they will take up a lamentation for you
33‘When your wares went out from the seas,
34‘Now that you are broken by the seas
35‘All the inhabitants of the coastlands
36‘The merchants among the peoples hiss at you;