Lamentations for Tyre continues from Ezekiel Chapter 26.
Lamentation for Tyre
Ezekiel 27:1 The word of the Lord came again to me, saying,
Ezekiel 27:2 “Now, son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyre,
Ezekiel 27:3 and say to Tyre, ‘You who are situated (Lit. sit or dwell) at the entrance of the sea, merchant of the peoples on many coastlands, thus says the Lord God:
“O Tyre, you have said,
‘I am perfect in beauty.’
Ezekiel 27:4 Your borders are in the midst of the seas.
Your builders have perfected your beauty.
Ezekiel 27:5 They made (built) all your planks of fir trees from Senir;
They took a cedar from Lebanon to make you a mast.
Ezekiel 27:6 Of oaks from Bashan they made your oars;
The company of Ashurites have inlaid your planks
With ivory from the coasts of Cyprus (Heb. Kittim, western lands, especially Cyprus).
Ezekiel 27:7 Fine embroidered linen from Egypt was what you spread for your sail;
Blue and purple from the coasts of Elishah was what covered you.
Ezekiel 27:8 “Inhabitants of Sidon and Arvad were your oarsmen;
Your wise men, O Tyre, were in you;
They became your pilots.
Ezekiel 27:9 Elders of Gebal and its wise men
Were in you to caulk your seams;
All the ships of the sea
And their oarsmen were in you
To market your merchandise.
Ezekiel 27:10 “Those from Persia, Lydia (Heb. Lud) and Libya (Heb. Put),
Were in your army as men of war;
They hung shield and helmet in you;
They gave splendor to you.
Ezekiel 27:11 Men of Arvad with your army were on your walls all around,
And the men of Gammad were in your towers;
They hung their shields on your walls all around;
They made your beauty perfect.
Ezekiel 27:12 “Tarshish was your merchant because of your many luxury goods. They gave you silver, iron, tin, and lead for your goods.
Ezekiel 27:13 Javan, Tubal, and Meshech were your traders. They bartered human lives and vessels of bronze for your merchandise.
Ezekiel 27:14 Those from the house of Togarmah traded for your wares with horses, steeds, and mules.
Ezekiel 27:15 The men of Dedan were your traders; many isles were the market of your hand. They brought you ivory tusks and ebony as payment.
Ezekiel 27:16 Syria was your merchant because of the abundance of goods you made. They gave you for your wares emeralds, purple, embroidery, fine linen, corals, and rubies.
Ezekiel 27:17 Judah and the land of Israel were your traders. They traded for your merchandise wheat of Minnith, millet, honey, oil, and balm.
Ezekiel 27:18 Damascus was your merchant because of the abundance of goods you made, because of your many luxury items, with the wine of Helbon and with white wool.
Ezekiel 27:19 Dan and Javan paid for your wares, traversing back and forth (from Uzal). Wrought iron, cassia, and cane were among your merchandise.
Ezekiel 27:20 Dedan was your merchant in saddle cloths for riding.
Ezekiel 27:21 Arabia and all the princes of Kedar were your regular merchants. They traded with you in lambs, rams, and goats.
Ezekiel 27:22 The merchants of Sheba and Raamah were your merchants. They traded for your wares the choicest spices, all kinds of precious stones, and gold.
Ezekiel 27:23 Haran, Canneh, Eden, the merchants of Sheba, Assyria, and Chilmad were your merchants.
Ezekiel 27:24 These were your merchants in choice items—in purple clothes, in embroidered garments, in chests of multicolored apparel, in sturdy woven cords, which were in your marketplace.
Ezekiel 27:25 “The ships of Tarshish were carriers of your merchandise.
You were filled and very glorious in the midst of the seas.
Ezekiel 27:26 Your oarsmen brought you into many waters,
But the east wind broke you in the midst of the seas.
Note: The East Wind means coming from the East. (Side note: it was the East Wind which divided the waters of the Red Sea. The East Wind appears to Symbolize Jesus.)
Read: The Four Wind of the Bible