JPS Tanakh 1917
1Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying: 2‘And thou, son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyre, 3and say unto Tyre, that dwelleth at the entry of the sea, that is the merchant of the peoples unto many isles: Thus saith the Lord GOD:
Thou, O Tyre, hast said:
I am of perfect beauty.
4Thy borders are in the heart of the seas,
Thy builders have perfected thy beauty.
5Of cypress-trees from Senir have they fashioned
All thy planks;
They have taken cedars from Lebanon
To make masts for thee.
6Of the oaks of Bashan
Have they made thine oars;
Thy deck have they made of ivory inlaid in larch,
From the isles of the Kittites.
7Of 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.
8The inhabitants of Sidon and Arvad
Were thy rowers;
Thy wise men, O Tyre, were in thee,
They were thy pilots.
9The elders of Gebal and the wise men thereof
Were in thee thy calkers;
All the ships of the sea with their mariners were in thee
To exchange thy merchandise.
10Persia and Lud and Put were in thine army,
Thy men of war;
They hanged the shield and helmet in thee,
They set forth thy comeliness.
11The men of Arvad and Helech were upon thy walls round about, and the Gammadim were in thy towers; they hanged their shields upon thy walls round about; they have perfected thy beauty. 12Tarshish was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of all kinds of riches; with silver, iron, tin, and lead, they traded for thy wares. 13Javan, Tubal, and Meshech, they were thy traffickers; they traded the persons of men and vessels of brass for thy merchandise. 14They of the house of Togarmah traded for thy wares with horses and horsemen and mules. 15The men of Dedan were thy traffickers; many isles were the mart of thy hand; they brought thee as tribute horns of ivory and ebony. 16Aram was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of thy wealth; they traded for thy wares with carbuncles, purple, and richly woven work, and fine linen, and coral, and rubies. 17Judah, and the land of Israel, they were thy traffickers; they traded for thy merchandise wheat of Minnith, and balsam, and honey, and oil, and balm. 18Damascus was thy merchant for the multitude of thy wealth, by reason of the multitude of all riches, with the wine of Helbon, and white wool. 19Vedan and Javan traded with yarn for thy wares; massive iron, cassia, and calamus, were among thy merchandise. 20Dedan was thy trafficker in precious cloths for riding. 21Arabia, and all the princes of Kedar, they were the merchants of thy hand; in lambs, and rams, and goats, in these were they thy merchants. 22The traffickers of Sheba and Raamah, they were thy traffickers; they traded for thy wares with chief of all spices, and with all precious stones, and gold. 23Haran and Canneh and Eden, the traffickers of Sheba, Asshur was as thine apprentice in traffic. 24These were thy traffickers in gorgeous fabrics, in wrappings of blue and richly woven work, and in chests of rich apparel, bound with cords and cedar-lined, among thy merchandise. 25The ships of Tarshish brought thee tribute for thy merchandise;
So wast thou replenished, and made very heavy
In the heart of the seas.
26Thy rowers have brought thee
Into great waters;
The east wind hath broken thee
In the heart of the seas.
27Thy riches, and thy wares, thy merchandise,
Thy mariners, and thy pilots,
Thy calkers, and the exchangers of thy merchandise,
And all thy men of war, that are in thee,
With all thy company which is in the midst of thee,
Shall fall into the heart of the seas
In the day of thy ruin.
28At the sound of the cry of thy pilots
The waves shall shake.
29And all that handle the oar, The mariners, and all the pilots of the sea,
Shall come down from their ships,
They shall stand upon the land,
30And shall cause their voice to be heard over thee,
And shall cry bitterly,
And shall cast up dust upon their heads,
They shall roll themselves in the ashes;
31And they shall make themselves utterly bald for thee,
And gird them with sackcloth,
And they shall weep for thee in bitterness of soul
With bitter lamentation.
32And in their wailing they shall take up a lamentation for thee,
And lament over thee:
Who was there like Tyre, fortified
In the midst of the sea?
33When thy wares came forth out of the seas,
Thou didst fill many peoples;
With the multitude of thy riches and of thy merchandise
Didst thou enrich the kings of the earth.
34Now that thou art broken by the seas
In the depths of the waters,
And thy merchandise and all thy company
Are fallen in the midst of thee,
35All the inhabitants of the isles
Are appalled at thee,
And their kings are horribly afraid,
They are troubled in their countenance;
36The merchants among the peoples hiss at thee;
Thou art become a terror,
And never shalt be any more.’