Ezekiel 27:7
New International Version
Fine embroidered linen from Egypt was your sail and served as your banner; your awnings were of blue and purple from the coasts of Elishah.

New Living Translation
Your sails were made of Egypt’s finest linen, and they flew as a banner above you. You stood beneath blue and purple awnings made bright with dyes from the coasts of Elishah.

English Standard Version
Of fine embroidered linen from Egypt was your sail, serving as your banner; blue and purple from the coasts of Elishah was your awning.

Berean Study Bible
Of embroidered fine linen from Egypt they made your sail, which served as your banner. Of blue and purple from the coasts of Elishah they made your awning.

King James Bible
Fine linen with broidered work from Egypt was that which thou spreadest forth to be thy sail; blue and purple from the isles of Elishah was that which covered thee.

New King James Version
Fine embroidered linen from Egypt was what you spread for your sail; Blue and purple from the coasts of Elishah was what covered you.

New American Standard Bible
“Your sail was of colorfully embroidered linen from Egypt So that it became your flag; Your awning was violet and purple from the coastlands of Elishah.

NASB 1995
“Your sail was of fine embroidered linen from Egypt So that it became your distinguishing mark; Your awning was blue and purple from the coastlands of Elishah.

NASB 1977
“Your sail was of fine embroidered linen from Egypt So that it became your distinguishing mark; Your awning was blue and purple from the coastlands of Elishah.

Amplified Bible
“Your sail was of fine embroidered linen from Egypt So that it became your distinguishing mark (insignia); Your [ship’s] awning [which covered you] was blue and purple from the coasts of Elishah [of Asia Minor].

Christian Standard Bible
Your sail was made of fine embroidered linen from Egypt, and served as your banner. Your awning was of blue and purple fabric from the coasts of Elishah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Your sail was made of fine embroidered linen from Egypt, and served as your banner. Your awning was of blue and purple fabric from the coasts of Elishah.

American Standard Version
Of fine linen with broidered work from Egypt was thy sail, that it might be to thee for an ensign; blue and purple from the isles of Elishah was thine awning.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the coverings of fine white linen of your decoration they brought from Egypt, that they will be blue sails for you, and they brought purple for you from the islands of Alis for your covering

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Fine linen with embroidery from Egypt supplied the couch, to put honour upon thee, and to clothe thee with blue and purple from the isles of Elisai; and they became thy coverings.

Contemporary English Version
The builders used fancy linen from Egypt for your sails, so everyone could see you. Blue and purple cloth from Cyprus was used to shade your deck.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Fine broidered linen from Egypt was woven for thy sail, to be spread on thy mast: blue and purple from the islands of Elisa, were made thy covering.

English Revised Version
Of fine linen with broidered work from Egypt was thy sail, that it might be to thee for an ensign; blue and purple from the isles of Elishah was thine awning.

Good News Translation
Your sails were made of linen, Embroidered linen from Egypt, Easily recognized from afar. Your awnings were made of finest cloth, Of purple from the island of Cyprus.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Your sails were made out of fine embroidered linen from Egypt. They were like your flags. Your awnings were violet and purple. They came from the coasts of Elishah.

International Standard Version
with sails made with embroidered Egyptian linen, festooned with blue banners, and with your sun shades made with purple cloth from Cypress.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Of fine linen with richly woven work from Egypt Was thy sail, That it might be to thee for an ensign; Blue and purple from the isles of Elishah Was thine awning.

Literal Standard Version
Your sail has been of fine linen with embroidery from Egypt, To be for your ensign, Your covering has been of blue and purple from islands of Elishah.

NET Bible
Fine linen from Egypt, woven with patterns, was used for your sail to serve as your banner; blue and purple from the coastlands of Elishah was used for your deck's awning.

New Heart English Bible
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.

World English Bible
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.

Young's Literal Translation
Of fine linen with embroidery from Egypt hath been thy sail, To be to thee for an ensign, Of blue and purple from isles of Elishah hath been thy covering.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Lament for Tyre
6Of oaks from Bashan they made your oars; of wood from the coasts of Cyprus they made your deck, inlaid with ivory. 7Of embroidered fine linen from Egypt they made your sail, which served as your banner. Of blue and purple from the coasts of Elishah they made your awning. 8The men of Sidon and Arvad were your oarsmen. Your men of skill, O Tyre, were there as your captains.…

Cross References
Genesis 10:4
And the sons of Javan: Elishah, Tarshish, the Kittites, and the Rodanites.

Exodus 25:4
blue, purple, and scarlet yarn; fine linen and goat hair;

Proverbs 7:16
I have decked my bed with coverings, with colored linen from Egypt.

Isaiah 19:9
The workers in flax will be dismayed, and the weavers of fine linen will turn pale.

Jeremiah 10:9
Hammered silver is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz--the work of a craftsman from the hands of a goldsmith. Their clothes are blue and purple, all fashioned by skilled workers.

Ezekiel 16:10
I clothed you in embroidered cloth and gave you sandals of fine leather. I wrapped you in fine linen and covered you with silk.


Treasury of Scripture

Fine linen with broidered work from Egypt was that which you spread forth to be your sail; blue and purple from the isles of Elishah was that which covered you.

linen

1 Kings 10:28
And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn: the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price.

Proverbs 7:16
I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt.

Isaiah 19:9
Moreover they that work in fine flax, and they that weave networks, shall be confounded.

blue and purple.

Exodus 25:4
And blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' hair,

Jeremiah 10:9
Silver spread into plates is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work of the workman, and of the hands of the founder: blue and purple is their clothing: they are all the work of cunning men.

Elishah.

Genesis 10:4
And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.

1 Chronicles 1:7
And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.









(7) Fine linen with broidered work.--To a modern sailor "fine linen "may seem both an extravagant and an insufficient material for a ship's sails, but the State ships of antiquity were often fitted out in this way, and the sails embroidered in colours in place of a pennon. The clause literally is, Linen with embroidery from Egypt was for thy spreading out (sail), to be to thee for a sign.

Isles of Elishah.--In Genesis 10:4, 1Chronicles 1:7, Elishah is mentioned among the sons of Javan, or Ionia. The regions here referred to are the coasts of Asia Minor, where an abundant supply of the murex (from which came the famous purple dye) was obtained, when the quantity on the Tyrian coast was insufficient for its manufactures. "That which covered thee" is the awning spread over the ship's deck.

Verse 7. - For the fine linen of Egypt, the Byssus famous in its commerce, see Genesis 41:42; Exodus 26:36. This, which took the place of the coarse canvas of the common ships, was made more magnificent by being embroidered with purple or crimson, with gold borders. The ship of Antony and Cleopatra had purple sails, which, as they swelled out with the wind, served as a banner. The ancient ships had no flags or pennons. So the Revised Version renders, of fine linen, was thy sail, that it might be to thee for an ensign. The word for "sail" in the Authorized Version is rendered" banner" in Psalm 60:4; Isaiah 13:2, and "ensign" in Isaiah 11:12. The isles of Elishah. The name appears in Genesis 10:4 as one of the sons of Javan. It has been identified, on the ground chiefly of similarity of sound, with Ells, Hellas, or AEolia. Laconia has been suggested as being famous for the murex which supplied the purple dye. The Targum gives Italy. Sicily also has been conjectured. The murex is common all over the Mediterranean, but Cythera and Abydos are named as having been specially famous for it. Probably, as in the case of "Chittim," the word was used with considerable latitude. The latter clause of the verse describes the awning over the deck of the queenly ship. Was Ezekiel describing what he had actually seen in the state-ship of Tyro?

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Of embroidered
בְּרִקְמָ֤ה (bə·riq·māh)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7553: Variegation of color, embroidery

fine linen
שֵׁשׁ־ (šêš-)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8336: Bleached stuff, white linen, marble

from Egypt,
מִמִּצְרַ֙יִם֙ (mim·miṣ·ra·yim)
Preposition-m | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 4714: Egypt -- a son of Ham, also his descendants and their country in Northwest Africa

they made
הָיָ֣ה (hā·yāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

your sail,
מִפְרָשֵׂ֔ךְ (mip̄·rā·śêḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 4666: A spreading out, something spread

which served
לִהְי֥וֹת (lih·yō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

as your banner.
לְנֵ֑ס (lə·nês)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5251: A flag, a sail, a flagstaff, a signal, a token

Of blue
תְּכֵ֧לֶת (tə·ḵê·leṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8504: The cerulean mussel, the color, obtained therefrom, stuff dyed therewith

and purple
וְאַרְגָּמָ֛ן (wə·’ar·gā·mān)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 713: Purple, red-purple

from the coasts
מֵאִיֵּ֥י (mê·’î·yê)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 339: A habitable spot, dry land, a coast, an island

of Elishah
אֱלִישָׁ֖ה (’ĕ·lî·šāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 473: Elishah -- a son of Javan, also his descendants and their land

they made
הָיָ֥ה (hā·yāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

your awning.
מְכַסֵּֽךְ׃ (mə·ḵas·sêḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 4374: A covering, garment, a coverlet, an awning, the omentum


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