Zechariah 9:2
New International Version
and on Hamath too, which borders on it, and on Tyre and Sidon, though they are very skillful.

New Living Translation
Doom is certain for Hamath, near Damascus, and for the cities of Tyre and Sidon, though they are so clever.

English Standard Version
and on Hamath also, which borders on it, Tyre and Sidon, though they are very wise.

Berean Study Bible
and also against Hamath, which borders it, as well as Tyre and Sidon, though they are very shrewd.

King James Bible
And Hamath also shall border thereby; Tyrus, and Zidon, though it be very wise.

New King James Version
Also against Hamath, which borders on it, And against Tyre and Sidon, though they are very wise.

New American Standard Bible
And Hamath also, which borders on it; Tyre and Sidon, though they are very wise.

NASB 1995
And Hamath also, which borders on it; Tyre and Sidon, though they are very wise.

NASB 1977
And Hamath also, which borders on it; Tyre and Sidon, though they are very wise.

Amplified Bible
And Hamath also, which borders on it (Damascus), Tyre and Sidon, though they are very wise.

Christian Standard Bible
and also against Hamath, which borders it, as well as Tyre and Sidon, though they are very shrewd.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and also against Hamath, which borders it, as well as Tyre and Sidon, though they are very shrewd.

American Standard Version
and Hamath, also, which bordereth thereon; Tyre and Sidon, because they are very wise.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Also Khamath shall border it, and Tyre and Tsidan, for they are very wise

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And in Emath, even in her coasts, are Tyre and Sidon, because they were very wise.

Contemporary English Version
Judgment will also fall on the nearby city of Hamath, as well as on Tyre and Sidon, whose people are clever.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Emath also in the borders thereof, and Tyre, and Sidon: for they have taken to themselves to be exceeding wise.

English Revised Version
and Hamath also which bordereth thereon: Tyre and Zidon, because she is very wise.

Good News Translation
Hamath, which borders on Hadrach, also belongs to him, and so do the cities of Tyre and Sidon, with all their skill.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and also Hamath, which borders on it, and Tyre and Sidon, though they are very wise. (The eyes of humanity and of all the tribes of Israel are on the LORD.)

International Standard Version
Also Hamath, which borders on it— along with Tyre and Sidon— indeed they are very wise.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Hamath also shall border thereon; Tyre and Zidon, for she is very wise.

Literal Standard Version
And also Hamath borders thereon, "" Tyre and Sidon, for—very wise!

NET Bible
as are those of Hamath also, which adjoins Damascus, and Tyre and Sidon, though they consider themselves to be very wise.

New Heart English Bible
and Hamath, also, which borders on it; Tyre and Sidon, because they are 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!

Additional Translations ...
Context
Judgement Against Israel's Enemies
1This is the burden of the word of the LORD against the land of Hadrach and Damascus its resting place—for the eyes of men and of all the tribes of Israel are upon the LORD— 2and also against Hamath, which borders it, as well as Tyre and Sidon, though they are very shrewd. 3Tyre has built herself a fortress; she has heaped up silver like dust, and gold like the dirt of the streets.…

Cross References
Isaiah 23:1
This is the burden against Tyre: Wail, O ships of Tarshish, for Tyre is laid waste, without house or harbor. Word has reached them from the land of Cyprus.

Jeremiah 25:22
all the kings of Tyre and Sidon; the kings of the coastlands across the sea;

Jeremiah 47:4
For the day has come to destroy all the Philistines, to cut off from Tyre and Sidon every remaining ally. Indeed, the LORD is about to destroy the Philistines, the remnant from the coasts of Caphtor.

Jeremiah 49:23
Concerning Damascus: "Hamath and Arpad are put to shame, for they have heard a bad report; they are agitated like the sea; their anxiety cannot be calmed.

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 28:4
By your wisdom and understanding you have gained your wealth and amassed gold and silver for your treasuries.

Ezekiel 28:12
"Son of man, take up a lament for the king of Tyre and tell him that this is what the Lord GOD says: 'You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.

Ezekiel 28:21
"Son of man, set your face against Sidon and prophesy against her.

Ezekiel 47:16
Berothah, and Sibraim (which is on the border between Damascus and Hamath), as far as Hazer-hatticon, which is on the border of Hauran.

Joel 3:4
Now what do you have against Me, O Tyre, Sidon, and all the regions of Philistia? Are you rendering against Me a recompense? If you retaliate against Me, I will swiftly and speedily return your recompense upon your heads.


Treasury of Scripture

And Hamath also shall border thereby; Tyrus, and Zidon, though it be very wise.

Hamath.

Numbers 13:21
So they went up, and searched the land from the wilderness of Zin unto Rehob, as men come to Hamath.

2 Kings 23:33
And Pharaohnechoh put him in bands at Riblah in the land of Hamath, that he might not reign in Jerusalem; and put the land to a tribute of an hundred talents of silver, and a talent of gold.

2 Kings 25:21
And the king of Babylon smote them, and slew them at Riblah in the land of Hamath. So Judah was carried away out of their land.

Tyrus.

Isaiah 23:1-18
The burden of Tyre. Howl, ye ships of Tarshish; for it is laid waste, so that there is no house, no entering in: from the land of Chittim it is revealed to them…

Ezekiel 26:1-28:26
And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the first day of the month, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, …

Joel 3:4-8
Yea, and what have ye to do with me, O Tyre, and Zidon, and all the coasts of Palestine? will ye render me a recompence? and if ye recompense me, swiftly and speedily will I return your recompence upon your own head; …

Zidon.

1 Kings 17:9
Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee.

Ezekiel 28:21-26
Son of man, set thy face against Zidon, and prophesy against it, …

Obadiah 1:20
And the captivity of this host of the children of Israel shall possess that of the Canaanites, even unto Zarephath; and the captivity of Jerusalem, which is in Sepharad, shall possess the cities of the south.

it be.

Ezekiel 28:3-5,12
Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee: …









Verse 2. - And Hamath also shall border thereby; Revised Version, and Hamath also which bordereth thereon. Hamath, which is near unto Damascus, shall share in the Divine judgment. The Authorized Version probably means that Hamath shall be the companion of Damascus in punishment. (For Hamath, see note on Amos 6:2.) These Syrian towns, as well as those below in Phoenicia and Philistia, shall be visited, because they were all once included in the territory promised to Israel (see Genesis 15:18; Exodus 23:3l; Numbers 34:2-12; Deuteronomy 11:25; and comp. 2 Samuel 8:6, etc.; 1 Kings 4:21; 1 Kings 8:65; 2 Kings 14:25). The judgment was inflicted by Alexander the Great after the battle of Issus, B.C. 333, when Damascus was betrayed into his hands and plundered of all its enormous treasures. Tyrus and Zidon. Tyre was taken after a siege of seven months, its walls were demolished, its houses burnt, ten thousand of its defenders were massacred, the women and children sold as slaves; and it never rose to greatness again. Zidon, originally the chief city of the country, had long been eclipsed by its daughter, Tyre: it submitted to Alexander without a struggle. Though it be very wise; or, because she is very wise. The pronoun refers to Tyre, the mention of Zidon being, as it were, parenthetical. In spite of, or because of, its boasted wisdom, Tyre should suffer heavy punishment. The wisdom of Tyre is spoken of in Ezekiel 28:3, 4. Wright, as the LXX., makes the clause refer to both cities, "though they be very wise." Vulgate, Assum pserunt quippe sibi sapientiam valde.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
and also
וְגַם־ (wə·ḡam-)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

upon Hamath,
חֲמָ֖ת (ḥă·māṯ)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 2574: Hamath -- a place North of Damascus

which borders it,
תִּגְבָּל־ (tiḡ·bāl-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1379: To twist as a, rope, to bound

as well as Tyre
צֹ֣ר (ṣōr)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 6865: Tyre -- a Phoenician city

and Sidon,
וְצִיד֔וֹן (wə·ṣî·ḏō·wn)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 6721: Sidon -- a Phoenician city on the Mediterranean coast, also a son of Canaan

though
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

they are very
מְאֹֽד׃ (mə·’ōḏ)
Adverb
Strong's 3966: Vehemence, vehemently, wholly, speedily

shrewd.
חָֽכְמָ֖ה (ḥāḵ·māh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 2449: To be wise


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