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1The word of Yahweh came again to me, saying,
  2You, son of man, take up a lamentation over Tyre;
  3and tell Tyre, you who dwell at the entry of the sea, who are the merchant of the peoples to many islands, this is what the Lord Yahweh says:

 “You, Tyre, have said,

 ‘I am perfect in beauty.’


 4 Your borders are in the heart of the seas;

 your builders have perfected your beauty.


 5 They have made all your planks

 of fir trees from Senir;

 they have taken a cedar from Lebanon

 to make a mast for you.


 6 Of the oaks of Bashan have they made your oars;

 they have made your benches of ivory

 inlaid in boxwood

 from the islands of Kittim.


 7 Of fine linen with embroidered work from Egypt

 was your sail,

 that it might be to you for a banner;

 blue and purple from the islands of Elishah

 was your awning.


 8 The inhabitants of Sidon and Arvad

 were your rowers;

 your wise men, Tyre, were in you,

 they were your sailors.


 9 The old men of Gebal and the wise men of it

 were in you your repairers of ship seams;

 all the ships of the sea with their mariners

 were in you to deal in your merchandise.


 10 Persia and Lud and Put were in your army,

 your men of war:

 they hanged the shield and helmet in you;

 they set forth your comeliness.


 11 The men of Arvad with your army

 were on your walls all around,

 and valorous men were in your towers;

 they hanged their shields on your walls all around;

 they have perfected your beauty.


12Tarshish was your merchant by reason of the multitude of all kinds of riches; with silver, iron, tin and lead they traded for your wares.
  13Javan, Tubal, and Meshech, they were your traders; they traded the persons of men and vessels of bronze for your merchandise.
  14They of the house of Togarmah traded for your wares with horses and war horses and mules.
  15The men of Dedan were your merchants; many islands were the market of your hand; they brought you in exchange horns of ivory and ebony.
  16Syria was your merchant by reason of the multitude of your handiworks; they traded for your wares with emeralds, purple, and embroidered work, and fine linen, and coral, and jewels.
  17Judah, and the land of Israel, they were your traders; they traded for your merchandise wheat of Minnith, and confections, and honey, and oil, and balm.
  18Damascus was your merchant for the multitude of your handiworks, by reason of the multitude of all kinds of riches, with the wine of Helbon, and white wool.
  19Vedan and Javan traded with yarn for your wares; bright iron, cassia, and calamus were among your merchandise.
  20Dedan was your merchant in precious cloths for riding.
  21Arabia and all the rulers of Kedar, they were the merchants of your hand; in lambs, and rams, and goats, in these were they your merchants.
  22The traders of Sheba and Raamah, they were your traders; they traded for your wares with the chief of all spices, and with all precious stones, and gold.
  23Haran and Canneh and Eden, the merchants of Sheba, Asshur and Chilmad, were your merchants.
  24These were your traders in choice wares, in wrappings of blue and embroidered work, and in chests of rich clothing, bound with cords and made of cedar, among your merchandise.
  25The ships of Tarshish were your caravans for your merchandise,

 and you were replenished, and made very glorious

 in the heart of the seas.


 26 Your rowers have brought you

 into great waters;

 the east wind has broken you

 in the heart of the seas.


 27 Your riches, and your wares, your merchandise,

 your mariners, and your sailors,

 your repairers of ship seams,

 and the dealers in your merchandise,

 and all your men of war who are in you,

 with all your company that is in the midst of you,

 will fall into the heart of the seas

 in the day of your ruin.


At the sound of the cry out of your sailors

 the open land will shake.


 29 All who handled the oar,

 the mariners,

 and all the sailors of the sea

 will come down from their ships;

 they will stand on the land


 30 and will cause their voice to be heard over you,

 and will cry out bitterly,

 and will cast up dust on their heads;

 they will wallow themselves in the ashes


 31 and they will make themselves bald for you,

 and clothe them with sackcloth,

 and they will weep for you

 in bitterness of soul with bitter mourning.


In their wailing they will take up a lamentation for you,

 and lament over you,

 saying, ‘Who is there like Tyre,

 like her who is brought to silence in the middle of the sea?


 33 When your wares went forth out of the seas,

 you filled many peoples;

 you enriched the kings of the earth

 with the multitude of your riches

 and of your merchandise.


 34 In the time that you were broken by the seas

 in the depths of the waters,

 your merchandise and all your company

 fell in your midst.


 35 All the inhabitants of the islands

 are astonished at you,

 and their kings are horribly afraid;

 they are troubled in their face.


 36 The merchants among the peoples

 hiss at you;

 you are become a terror,

 and you will nevermore have any being.’”


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