BIBLE: Ezekiel Chapter 27 – Headline: “The East Wind Breaks Tyre”

Ezekiel 27

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:“Now, son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyre,
Ezekiel 27: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:Your borders are in the midst of the seas.
Your builders have perfected your beauty.

Ezekiel 27:They made (built) all your planks of fir trees from Senir;
They took a cedar from Lebanon to make you a mast.

Ezekiel 27: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: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:“Inhabitants of Sidon and Arvad were your oarsmen;
Your wise men, O Tyre, were in you;
They became your pilots.

Ezekiel 27: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

Ezekiel 27:27 “Your riches, wares, and merchandise,
Your mariners and pilots,
Your caulkers and merchandisers,
All your men of war who are in you,
And the entire company which is in your midst,
Will fall into the midst of the seas on the day of your ruin.

Ezekiel 27:28 The common-land (open lands or pasture lands) will shake at the sound of the cry of your pilots.
Ezekiel 27:29 “All who handle the oar,
The mariners,
All the pilots of the sea
Will come down from their ships and stand on the shore (Lit. land).

Ezekiel 27:30 They will make their voice heard because of you;
They will cry bitterly and cast dust on their heads;
They will roll about in ashes;

Ezekiel 27:31 They will shave themselves completely bald because of you,
Gird themselves with sackcloth,
And weep for you
With bitterness of heart and bitter wailing.

Ezekiel 27:32 In their wailing for you
They will take up a lamentation,
And lament for you:
‘What city is like Tyre,
Destroyed in the midst of the sea?
Ezekiel 27:33 ‘When your wares went out by sea,
You satisfied many people;
You enriched the kings of the earth
With your many luxury goods and your merchandise.

Ezekiel 27:34 But you are broken by the seas in the depths of the waters;
Your merchandise and the entire company will fall in your midst.

Ezekiel 27:35 All the inhabitants of the isles will be astonished at you;
Their kings will be greatly afraid,
And their countenance will be troubled.

Ezekiel 27:36 The merchants among the peoples will hiss at you;
You will become a horror, and be no more forever.’ ” ’ ”

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