New Living Translation
"Son of man, sing a funeral song for Tyre,
King James Bible
Now, thou son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyrus;
Darby Bible Translation
And thou, son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyre,
World English Bible
You, son of man, take up a lamentation over Tyre;
Young's Literal Translation
'And thou, son of man, lift up concerning Tyre a lamentation, and thou hast said to Tyre:
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
27:2 A lamentation - We ought to mourn for the miseries of other nations, as well as of our own, out of an affection for mankind in general; yea, tho' they have brought them upon themselves.
I will weep for the mountains and wail for the wilderness pastures. For they are desolate and empty of life; the lowing of cattle is heard no more; the birds and wild animals have all fled.
This is what the LORD of Heaven's Armies says: "Consider all this, and call for the mourners. Send for the women who mourn at funerals.
Then they will wail for you, singing this funeral song: "O famous island city, once ruler of the sea, how you have been destroyed! Your people, with their naval power, once spread fear around the world.
Then this message came to me from the LORD:
As they wail and mourn over you, they sing this sad funeral song: 'Was there ever such a city as Tyre, now silent at the bottom of the sea?
"Son of man, sing this funeral song for the king of Tyre. Give him this message from the Sovereign LORD: "You were the model of perfection, full of wisdom and exquisite in beauty.
"Son of man, mourn for Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and give him this message: "You think of yourself as a strong young lion among the nations, but you are really just a sea monster, heaving around in your own rivers, stirring up mud with your feet.
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