Zechariah 9:3
New International Version
Tyre has built herself a stronghold; she has heaped up silver like dust, and gold like the dirt of the streets.

New Living Translation
Tyre has built a strong fortress and has made silver and gold as plentiful as dust in the streets!

English Standard Version
Tyre has built herself a rampart and heaped up silver like dust, and fine gold like the mud of the streets.

Berean Study Bible
Tyre has built herself a fortress; she has heaped up silver like dust, and gold like the dirt of the streets.

King James Bible
And Tyrus did build herself a strong hold, and heaped up silver as the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets.

New King James Version
For Tyre built herself a tower, Heaped up silver like the dust, And gold like the mire of the streets.

New American Standard Bible
For Tyre built herself a fortress, And piled up silver like dust, And gold like the mud of the streets.

NASB 1995
For Tyre built herself a fortress And piled up silver like dust, And gold like the mire of the streets.

NASB 1977
For Tyre built herself a fortress And piled up silver like dust, And gold like the mire of the streets.

Amplified Bible
For Tyre built herself an [impregnable] stronghold [on an island offshore], And she has heaped up silver like dust And gold like the mire of the streets.

Christian Standard Bible
Tyre has built herself a fortress; she has heaped up silver like dust and gold like the dirt of the streets.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Tyre has built herself a fortress; she has heaped up silver like dust and gold like the dirt of the streets.

American Standard Version
And Tyre did build herself a stronghold, and heaped up silver as the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Tyre has built for itself fortresses and has collected silver as dust and gold like the dirt of the street

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Tyrus built strong-holds for herself, and heaped up silver as dust, and gathered gold as the mire of the ways.

Contemporary English Version
Tyre has built a fortress and piled up silver and gold, as though they were dust or mud from the streets.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Tyre hath built herself a strong hold, and heaped together silver as earth, and gold as the mire of the streets.

English Revised Version
And Tyre did build herself a strong hold, and heaped up silver as the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets.

Good News Translation
Tyre has built fortifications for herself and has piled up so much silver and gold that it is as common as dirt!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Tyre built itself a fortress. It piled up silver like dust and gold like mud in the streets.

International Standard Version
"Tyre built itself a fortification, hoarding silver like dust and pure gold like mud in a street.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Tyre did build herself a stronghold, And heaped up silver as the dust, And fine gold as the mire of the streets.

Literal Standard Version
And Tyre builds a bulwark for herself, And heaps silver as dust, And gold as mire of out-places.

NET Bible
Tyre built herself a fortification and piled up silver like dust and gold like the mud of the streets!

New Heart English Bible
Tyre built herself a stronghold, and heaped up silver like the dust, and fine gold like the mire of the streets.

World English Bible
Tyre built herself a stronghold, and heaped up silver like the dust, and fine gold like the mire of the streets.

Young's Literal Translation
And Tyre doth build a bulwark to herself, And doth heap silver as dust, And gold as mire of out-places.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Judgement Against Israel's Enemies
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. 4Behold, the Lord will impoverish her and cast her wealth into the sea, and she will be consumed by fire.…

Cross References
Joshua 19:29
The border then turned back toward Ramah as far as the fortified city of Tyre, turned toward Hosah, and came out at the Sea in the region of Achzib,

2 Samuel 24:7
They went toward the fortress of Tyre and all the cities of the Hivites and Canaanites. Finally, they went on to the Negev of Judah, to Beersheba.

1 Kings 10:21
All King Solomon's drinking cups were gold, and all the utensils of the House of the Forest of Lebanon were pure gold. There was no silver, because it was accounted as nothing in the days of Solomon.

1 Kings 10:27
The king made silver as common in Jerusalem as stones, and cedar as abundant as sycamore in the foothills.

Job 27:16
Though he heaps up silver like dust and piles up a wardrobe like clay,

Isaiah 23:11
The LORD has stretched out His hand over the sea; He has made kingdoms tremble. He has given a command that the strongholds of Canaan be destroyed.

Ezekiel 26:12
They will plunder your wealth and pillage your merchandise. They will demolish your walls, tear down your beautiful homes, and throw your stones and timber and soil into the water.


Treasury of Scripture

And Tyrus did build herself a strong hold, and heaped up silver as the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets.

build.

Joshua 19:29
And then the coast turneth to Ramah, and to the strong city Tyre; and the coast turneth to Hosah; and the outgoings thereof are at the sea from the coast to Achzib:

2 Samuel 24:7
And came to the strong hold of Tyre, and to all the cities of the Hivites, and of the Canaanites: and they went out to the south of Judah, even to Beersheba.

heaped.

1 Kings 10:27
And the king made silver to be in Jerusalem as stones, and cedars made he to be as the sycomore trees that are in the vale, for abundance.

Job 22:24
Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks.

Job 27:16
Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay;









Verse 3. - Tyrus (Zor) did build herself a stronghold (mazor). Wright endeavours to imitate the parouomasia, "Tyre built for herself a tower." It was in her strong fortifications and her amassing of riches that Tyre showed her worldly wisdom. The city was built partly on the mainland, and partly on an island nearly half a mile distant, which rose abruptly out of the water in rocky precipices, and was surrounded with walls a hundred and fifty feet high. The insular portion of the town was that which so long mocked the Macedonian's utmost efforts, which were only successful when he had united the island to the mainland by erecting an enormous mole between them. This causeway has now become an isthmus of some half mile in width, owing to accumulations of sand and debris. As the dust (comp. 2 Chronicles 9:27; Job 27:16).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Tyre
צֹ֛ר (ṣōr)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 6865: Tyre -- a Phoenician city

has built
וַתִּ֥בֶן (wat·ti·ḇen)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1129: To build

herself
לָ֑הּ (lāh)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew

a fortress;
מָצ֖וֹר (mā·ṣō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4692: Something hemming in, a mound, a siege, distress, a fastness

she has heaped up
וַתִּצְבָּר־ (wat·tiṣ·bār-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 6651: To aggregate

silver
כֶּ֙סֶף֙ (ke·sep̄)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3701: Silver, money

like dust,
כֶּֽעָפָ֔ר (ke·‘ā·p̄ār)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6083: Dust, clay, earth, mud

and gold
וְחָר֖וּץ (wə·ḥā·rūṣ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2742: Incised, incisive, a trench, gold, a threshing-sledge, determination, eager

like the dirt
כְּטִ֥יט (kə·ṭîṭ)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 2916: Mud, clay, calamity

of the streets.
חוּצֽוֹת׃ (ḥū·ṣō·wṯ)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2351: Separate by a, wall, outside, outdoors


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