Psalm 48:7
New International Version
You destroyed them like ships of Tarshish shattered by an east wind.

New Living Translation
You destroyed them like the mighty ships of Tarshish shattered by a powerful east wind.

English Standard Version
By the east wind you shattered the ships of Tarshish.

Berean Study Bible
With a wind from the east You wrecked the ships of Tarshish.

King James Bible
Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind.

New King James Version
As when You break the ships of Tarshish With an east wind.

New American Standard Bible
With the east wind You smash the ships of Tarshish.

NASB 1995
With the east wind You break the ships of Tarshish.

NASB 1977
With the east wind Thou dost break the ships of Tarshish.

Amplified Bible
With the east wind You shattered the ships of Tarshish.

Christian Standard Bible
as you wrecked the ships of Tarshish with the east wind.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
as You wrecked the ships of Tarshish with the east wind.

American Standard Version
With the east wind Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
With a mighty wind the ships of Tarshish will be broken.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou wilt break the ships of Tharsis with a vehement wind.

Contemporary English Version
or like seagoing ships wrecked by eastern winds.

Douay-Rheims Bible
With a vehement wind thou shalt break in pieces the ships of Tharsis.

English Revised Version
With the east wind thou breakest the ships of Tarshish.

Good News Translation
like ships tossing in a furious storm.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
With the east wind you smash the ships of Tarshish.

International Standard Version
as when an east wind destroyed the ships of Tarshish.

JPS Tanakh 1917
With the east wind Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish.

Literal Standard Version
By an east wind You shatter ships of Tarshish.

NET Bible
With an east wind you shatter the large ships.

New Heart English Bible
With the east wind, you break the ships of Tarshish.

World English Bible
With the east wind, you break the ships of Tarshish.

Young's Literal Translation
By an east wind Thou shiverest ships of Tarshish.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Broken Bondage
6Trembling seized them there, anguish like a woman in labor. 7With a wind from the east You wrecked the ships of Tarshish. 8As we have heard, so we have seen in the city of the LORD of Hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish her forever. Selah…

Cross References
1 Kings 10:22
For the king had the ships of Tarshish at sea with Hiram's fleet, and once every three years the ships of Tarshish would arrive bearing gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks.

1 Kings 22:48
Jehoshaphat built ships of Tarshish to go to Ophir for gold, but they never set sail, because they were wrecked at Ezion-geber.

Psalm 72:10
May the kings of Tarshish and distant shores bring tribute; may the kings of Sheba and Seba offer gifts.

Isaiah 60:9
Surely the islands will wait for Me, with the ships of Tarshish in the lead, to bring your children from afar, with their silver and gold, to the honor of the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, for He has glorified you.

Jeremiah 18:17
I will scatter them before the enemy like the east wind. I will show them My back and not My face in the day of their calamity."

Ezekiel 27:25
The ships of Tarshish carried your merchandise. And you were filled with heavy cargo in the heart of the sea.

Ezekiel 27:26
Your oarsmen have brought you onto the high seas, but the east wind will shatter you in the heart of the sea.


Treasury of Scripture

You break the ships of Tarshish with an east wind.

breakest

Ezekiel 27:25,26
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…

ships

1 Kings 22:48
Jehoshaphat made ships of Tharshish to go to Ophir for gold: but they went not; for the ships were broken at Eziongeber.

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

east

Jeremiah 18:17
I will scatter them as with an east wind before the enemy; I will shew them the back, and not the face, in the day of their calamity.









(7) Breakest.--It is natural at first sight to connect this verse immediately with the disaster which happened to the fleet of Jehoshaphat (1Kings 22:48-49; 2Chronicles 20:36). And that event may indeed have supplied the figure, but a figure for the dispersal of a land army. We may render:

With a blast from the east

Thou breakest (them as) Tarshish ships.

Or,

With a blast from the east

(Which) breaketh Tarshish ships (thou breakest them),

according as we take the verb, second person masculine, or third person feminine.

Shakespeare, in King John, compares the rout of an army to the dispersion of a fleet-- . . .

Verse 7. - Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind. The literal exposition is wholly out of place, since history does not speak of any co-operation of a fleet with a land army in any attack upon Pales. fine. The expression must be used metaphorically of a great and violent destruction wrought by the arm of God upon Israel's foes. Still, the imagery would scarcely have been used, unless there had been something in the circumstances of the time to suggest it, as there certainly was in Jehoshaphat's time, whose fleet of "ships of Tamhish" was "broken" at Ezion-geber (1 Kings 22:48). The poet may have witnessed the catastrophe.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
With a wind
בְּר֥וּחַ (bə·rū·aḥ)
Preposition-b | Noun - common singular construct
Strong's 7307: Wind, breath, exhalation, life, anger, unsubstantiality, a region of the sky, spirit

from the east
קָדִ֑ים (qā·ḏîm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6921: The fore, front part, the East

You wrecked
תְּ֝שַׁבֵּ֗ר (tə·šab·bêr)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 7665: To break, break in pieces

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

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


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