New Living Translation
Doom is certain for Hamath, near Damascus, and for the cities of Tyre and Sidon, though they are so clever.
King James Bible
And Hamath also shall border thereby; Tyrus, and Zidon, though it be very wise.
Darby Bible Translation
and also on Hamath which bordereth thereon; on Tyre and Zidon, though she be very wise.
World English Bible
and Hamath, also, which borders on it; Tyre and Sidon, because they are very wise.
Young's Literal Translation
And also Hamath doth border thereon, Tyre and Zidon, for -- very wise!
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:2 Hamath - A principal town of Syria. Shall border - Shall be so near the storm, that they shall not quite escape. Very wise - Each of them are subtle, and think by craft to save themselves, but God derides their wisdom.
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This message came to me concerning Tyre: Weep, O ships of Tarshish, for the harbor and houses of Tyre are gone! The rumors you heard in Cyprus are all true.
and the kings of Tyre and Sidon, and the kings of the regions across the sea.
"The time has come for the Philistines to be destroyed, along with their allies from Tyre and Sidon. Yes, the LORD is destroying the remnant of the Philistines, those colonists from the island of Crete.
This message was given concerning Damascus. This is what the LORD says: "The towns of Hamath and Arpad are struck with fear, for they have heard the news of their destruction. Their hearts are troubled like a wild sea in a raging storm.
"Son of man, give the prince of Tyre this message from the Sovereign LORD: "In your great pride you claim, 'I am a god! I sit on a divine throne in the heart of the sea.' But you are only a man and not a god, though you boast that you are a god.
With your wisdom and understanding you have amassed great wealth--gold and silver for your treasuries.
"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.
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