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New International Version
“Son of man, take up a lament concerning Tyre.
New Living Translation
“Son of man, sing a funeral song for Tyre,
English Standard Version
“Now you, son of man, raise a lamentation over Tyre,
Berean Study Bible
“Now you, son of man, take up a lament for Tyre.
King James Bible
Now, thou son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyrus;
New King James Version
“Now, son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyre,
New American Standard Bible
“And you, son of man, take up a song of mourning over Tyre;
“And you, son of man, take up a lamentation over Tyre;
“And you, son of man, take up a lamentation over Tyre;
“Now you, son of man, take up a dirge (funeral poem to be sung) for Tyre,
Christian Standard Bible
“Now, son of man, lament for Tyre.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now, son of man, lament for Tyre.
American Standard Version
And thou, son of man, take up a lamentation over Tyre;
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But you, son of man, lament a lamentation over Tyre
Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thou, son of man, take up a lamentation against Sor;
Contemporary English Version
Ezekiel, son of man, sing a funeral song for Tyre,
Thou therefore, O son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyre:
English Revised Version
And thou, son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyre;
Good News Translation
"Mortal man, sing a funeral song for Tyre,
GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Son of man, sing a funeral song about Tyre.
International Standard Version
"Son of Man, compose a mourning song for Tyre.
JPS Tanakh 1917
And thou, son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyre,
Literal Standard Version
“And you, son of man, lift up a lamentation concerning Tyre, and you have said to Tyre:
"You, son of man, sing a lament for Tyre.
New Heart English Bible
"You, son of man, take up a lamentation over Tyre;
World English Bible
You, son of man, take up a lamentation over Tyre;
Young's Literal Translation
'And thou, son of man, lift up concerning Tyre a lamentation, and thou hast said to Tyre:
Additional Translations ...
ContextA Lament for Tyre
1Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 2“Now you, son of man, take up a lament for Tyre. 3Tell Tyre, who dwells at the gateway to the sea, merchant of the peoples on many coasts, that this is what the Lord GOD says: You have said, O Tyre, ‘I am perfect in beauty.’…
I will take up a weeping and wailing for the mountains, a dirge over the wilderness pasture, for they have been scorched so no one passes through, and the lowing of cattle is not heard. Both the birds of the air and the beasts have fled; they have gone away.
This is what the LORD of Hosts says: "Take note, and summon the wailing women; send for the most skillful among them.
Then they will lament for you, saying, "How you have perished, O city of renown inhabited by seafaring men--she who was powerful on the sea, along with her people, who imposed terror on all peoples!
Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
As they wail and mourn over you, they will take up a lament for you: 'Who was ever like Tyre, silenced in the middle of the sea?
"Son of man, take up a lament for the king of Tyre and tell him that this is what the Lord GOD says: 'You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
"Son of man, take up a lament for Pharaoh king of Egypt and say to him: 'You are like a lion among the nations; you are like a monster in the seas. You thrash about in your rivers, churning up the waters with your feet and muddying the streams.'
Treasury of Scripture
Now, you son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyrus;
Ezekiel 27:32 And in their wailing they shall take up a lamentation for thee, and lament over thee, saying, What city is like Tyrus, like the destroyed in the midst of the sea?
Ezekiel 19:1 Moreover take thou up a lamentation for the princes of Israel,
Ezekiel 26:17 And they shall take up a lamentation for thee, and say to thee, How art thou destroyed, that wast inhabited of seafaring men, the renowned city, which wast strong in the sea, she and her inhabitants, which cause their terror to be on all that haunt it!
Verse 2. - Take up a lamentation for Tyrus. The dirge over the merchant-city that follows, the doom sic transit gloria mundi, worked out with a fullness of detail which reminds us of the Homeric catalogue of ships ('Iliad,' 2:484-770), is almost, if not altogether, without a parallel in the history of literature. It can scarcely have rested on anything but personal knowledge. Ezekiel, we must believe, had, at some time or other in his life, trod the sinful streets of the great city, and noted the mingled crowd of many nations and in many costumes that he met there, just as we infer from Dante's vivid description of the dockyards of Venice ('Inf.,' 21:7-15) that he had visited that city. Apart from its poetic or prophetic interest, it is for us almost the locus classicus as to the geography and commerce of that old world of which Tyre was in some sense the center. We may compare it, from that point of view, with the ethnological statements in Genesis 10; just as, from the standpoint of prophecy, it has to be compared with Isaiah's "burden" against Babylon (Isaiah 13, 14.), and with St. John's representation of Rome as the spiritual Babylon of the Apocalypse (Revelation 18.).
Parallel Commentaries ...
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1121: A son
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 120: Ruddy, a human being
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 5375: To lift, carry, take
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7015: An elegy, dirge
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 6865: Tyre -- a Phoenician city
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