Isaiah 23:8
Good News Translation
Who was it that planned to bring all this on Tyre, that imperial city, whose merchant princes were the most honored men on earth?

Contemporary English Version
its merchants were kings honored all over the world. Who planned to destroy Tyre?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who hath taken this counsel against Tyre, that was formerly crowned, whose merchants were princes, and her traders the nobles of the earth?

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Who hath taken this counsel against Tyre, that was formerly crowned, whose merchants were princes, and her traders the nobles of the earth?

who hath

Deuteronomy 29:24-28 And all the nations shall say: Why hath the Lord done thus to this land? what meaneth this exceeding great heat of his wrath? . . .

Jeremiah 50:44,45 Behold he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of the Jordan to the strong and beautiful: for I will make him run suddenly upon her: and who shall be the chosen one whom I may appoint over her? for who is like to me? and who shall bear up against me? and who is that shepherd that can withstand my countenance? . . .

Revelation 18:8 Therefore, shall her plagues come in one day, death and mourning and famine. And she shall be burnt with the fire: because God is strong, who shall judge her.

the crowning

Ezekiel 28:2-6,12-18 Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre: Thus saith the Lord God: Because thy heart is lifted up, and thou hast said: I am God, and I sit in the chair of God in the heart of the sea: whereas thou art a man, and not God: and hast set thy heart as if it were the heart of God. . . .

merchants

Isaiah 10:8 For he shall say:

Isaiah 36:9 And how wilt thou stand against the face of the judge of one place, of the least of my master's servants? But if thou trust in Egypt, in chariots and in horsemen:

Context
The Fall of Tyre
7Is not this your city, which gloried from of old in her antiquity? her feet shall carry her afar off to sojourn. 8Who hath taken this counsel against Tyre, that was formerly crowned, whose merchants were princes, and her traders the nobles of the earth?9The Lord of hosts hath designed it, to pull down the pride of all glory, and bring to disgrace all the glorious ones of the earth.…
Cross References
Revelation 18:23
And the light of the lamp shall shine no more at all in thee: and the voice of the bridegroom and the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee. For thy merchants were the great men of the earth: for all nations have been deceived by thy enchantments.

Ezekiel 26:12
They shall waste thy riches, they shall make a spoil of thy merchandise: and they shall destroy thy walls, and pull down thy fine houses: and they shall lay thy stones and thy timber, and thy dust in the midst of the waters.

Ezekiel 28:2
Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre: Thus saith the Lord God: Because thy heart is lifted up, and thou hast said: I am God, and I sit in the chair of God in the heart of the sea: whereas thou art a man, and not God: and hast set thy heart as if it were the heart of God.

Nahum 3:16
Thou hast multiplied thy merchandises above the stars of heaven: the bruchus hath spread himself and flown away.

Additional Translations
Who planned this against Tyre, the bestower of crowns, whose traders are princes, whose merchants are renowned on the earth?Who has taken this counsel against Tyre, the crowning city, whose merchants are princes, whose traffickers are the honorable of the earth?

Who hath purposed this against Tyre, the bestower of crowns, whose merchants are princes, whose traffickers are the honorable of the earth?

Who has devised this counsel against Tyre? Is she inferior? or has she no strength? her merchants were the glorious princes of the earth.

Who hath purposed this against Tyre, the distributor of crowns, whose merchants were princes, whose dealers were the honourable of the earth?

Who hath purposed this against Tyre, the crowning city, whose merchants are princes, whose traffickers are the honourable of the earth?

Who hath taken this counsel against Tyre, the crowning city, whose merchants are princes, whose traders are the honorable of the earth?

Who has planned this against Tyre, the giver of crowns, whose merchants are princes, whose traffickers are the honorable of the earth?

Who hath counselled this against Tyre, The crowning one, whose traders are princes, Her merchants the honoured of earth?'
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