Ezekiel 27 Expanded Bible (EXB)
A Funeral Song for Tyre
27 The ·Lord spoke his word [L word of the Lord came] to me, saying: 2 “·Human [T Son of man; 2:1], sing a ·funeral song [lament; dirge] for the city of Tyre. 3 Speak to Tyre, which ·has ports for the Mediterranean Sea [L sits at the gateway to the Sea] and is a ·place for trade [merchant] for the people of many coastlands. ‘This is what the Lord God says:
Tyre, you have said,
4 ·You were at home on [L Your borders were in the heart of] the high seas.
5 They made all your boards
6 They made your oars
7 Your sail of ·linen with designs sewed on it [embroidered linen] came from Egypt
10 “‘Men of Persia, ·Lydia [L Lud; C a city in Asia Minor], and ·Put [C present-day Libya, in North Africa]
11 Men of Arvad [v. 8] and ·Cilicia [L Helech; C southeast Asia Minor]
and hung their shields around your walls.
12 “‘People of Tarshish [C probably in southern Spain; Jonah 1:3] became traders for you because of your great wealth. They ·traded [exchanged] your goods for silver, iron, tin, and lead.
13 “‘People of ·Greece [L Javan], Tubal, and Meshech [C both in Asia Minor; 32:26] became merchants for you. They traded your goods for slaves and items of bronze.
14 “‘People of Beth Togarmah [C eastern Asia Minor; present-day Armenia] traded your goods for ·work [or chariot] horses, war horses [C either chariot of cavalry horses], and mules.
15 “‘·People of [L Sons of] Rhodes[a] [C an island off southwest coast of Asia Minor] became merchants for you, selling your goods on many coastlands. They brought back ivory tusks and ·valuable black wood [ebony] as your payment.
16 “‘People of Aram[b] [C Syria] ·became traders for [did business with] you, because you had so many good things to sell. They traded your goods for turquoise, purple cloth, ·cloth with designs sewed on [embroidered work], fine linen, coral, and rubies.
17 “‘People of Judah and Israel became merchants for you. They traded your goods for wheat from Minnith [C a town in Ammon, east of the Jordan River], and for ·meal [millet], honey, olive oil, and balm.
20 “‘People of Dedan [C a territory in southern Edom] became merchants for you, trading saddle blankets for riding.
21 “‘People of Arabia and all the ·rulers [princes] of Kedar became traders for you. They received lambs, ·male sheep [rams], and goats in payment for you.
22 “‘The merchants of Sheba [C the southwestern Arabian peninsula, present-day Yemen] and Raamah [C a city in southern Arabia] became merchants for you. They traded your goods for all the best spices, ·valuable gems [precious stones], and gold.
23 “‘People of Haran [C a city in present-day eastern Turkey], Canneh [C unknown location], Eden [C in Mesopotamia near Haran], and the traders of Sheba [v. 22], Asshur [C a city south of Nineveh], and Kilmad [C an unknown location] became merchants for you. 24 They were paid with the best clothes, blue cloth, ·cloth with designs sewed on [embroidered work], carpets of many colors, ·and tightly wound ropes [or rolled up and tied with cords; or made of tightly knotted cords].
25 “‘·Trading ships [or The ships of Tarshish]
26 The men who rowed you
27 Your wealth, your ·trade [products], your goods,
28 The ·people on the shore shake with fear [L countryside shakes; or waves surge]
29 All the men who row
30 They cry loudly about you;
31 They shave their heads for you,
32 And in their ·loud crying [wailing]
33 When the goods you traded went out over the seas,
34 But now you are ·broken [shipwrecked; shattered] by the sea
35 All those who live along the ·shore [coastland]
36 The traders among the nations hiss at you.