Ezekiel 26:17
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New International Version
Then they will take up a lament concerning you and say to you: "'How you are destroyed, city of renown, peopled by men of the sea! You were a power on the seas, you and your citizens; you put your terror on all who lived there.

King James Bible
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!

Darby Bible Translation
And they shall take up a lamentation for thee, and say to thee, How hast thou perished, that wast inhabited from the seas, O renowned city, which wast strong in the sea, -- she and her inhabitants, who caused their terror to be on all them that dwell therein!

World English Bible
They shall take up a lamentation over you, and tell you, How you are destroyed, who were inhabited by seafaring men, the renowned city, who was strong in the sea, she and her inhabitants, who caused their terror to be on all who lived there!

Young's Literal Translation
And have lifted up for thee a lamentation, And said to thee: How hast thou perished, That art inhabited from the seas, The praised city, that was strong in the sea, She and her inhabitants, Who put their terror on all her inhabitants!

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Wast strong in the sea - The strength of Tyre was so great, that Alexander despaired of being able to reduce it unless he could fill up that arm of the sea that ran between it and the main land. And this work cost his army seven months of labor.

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Ezekiel 19:1,14 Moreover take you up a lamentation for the princes of Israel...

Ezekiel 27:2,32 Now, you son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyrus...

Ezekiel 28:12 Son of man, take up a lamentation on the king of Tyrus, and say to him, Thus said the Lord GOD; You seal up the sum, full of wisdom...

Ezekiel 32:2,16 Son of man, take up a lamentation for Pharaoh king of Egypt, and say to him, You are like a young lion of the nations...

Jeremiah 6:26 O daughter of my people, gird you with sackcloth, and wallow yourself in ashes: make you mourning, as for an only son...

Jeremiah 7:29 Cut off your hair, O Jerusalem, and cast it away, and take up a lamentation on high places...

Jeremiah 9:20 Yet hear the word of the LORD, O you women, and let your ear receive the word of his mouth, and teach your daughters wailing...

Micah 2:4 In that day shall one take up a parable against you, and lament with a doleful lamentation, and say, We be utterly spoiled...

How art

2 Samuel 1:19,25-27 The beauty of Israel is slain on your high places: how are the mighty fallen!...

Isaiah 14:12 How are you fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how are you cut down to the ground, which did weaken the nations!

Lamentations 1:1 How does the city sit solitary, that was full of people! how is she become as a widow! she that was great among the nations...

Joel 1:18 How do the beasts groan! the herds of cattle are perplexed, because they have no pasture; yes, the flocks of sheep are made desolate.

Obadiah 1:5 If thieves came to you, if robbers by night, (how are you cut off!) would they not have stolen till they had enough?...

Zephaniah 2:15 This is the rejoicing city that dwelled carelessly, that said in her heart, I am, and there is none beside me...

Revelation 18:9,10 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall mourn her, and lament for her...

Revelation 18:16-19 And saying, Alas, alas that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold...

seafaring men [heb] the seas
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Joshua 19:29 And then the coast turns to Ramah, and to the strong city Tyre; and the coast turns to Hosah...

Isaiah 23:4,8 Be you ashamed, O Zidon: for the sea has spoken, even the strength of the sea, saying, I travail not, nor bring forth children...

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True Greatness
[This chapter is based on Daniel 4.] Exalted to the pinnacle of worldly honor, and acknowledged even by Inspiration as "a king of kings" (Ezekiel 26:7). Nebuchadnezzar nevertheless at times had ascribed to the favor of Jehovah the glory of his kingdom and the splendor of his reign. Such had been the case after his dream of the great image. His mind had been profoundly influenced by this vision and by the thought that the Babylonian Empire, universal though it was, was finally to fall, and other kingdoms
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
Isaiah 14:12
How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations!

Jeremiah 48:39
"How shattered she is! How they wail! How Moab turns her back in shame! Moab has become an object of ridicule, an object of horror to all those around her."

Jeremiah 50:23
How broken and shattered is the hammer of the whole earth! How desolate is Babylon among the nations!

Ezekiel 19:1
"Take up a lament concerning the princes of Israel

Ezekiel 19:14
Fire spread from one of its main branches and consumed its fruit. No strong branch is left on it fit for a ruler's scepter.' "This is a lament and is to be used as a lament."

Ezekiel 27:2
"Son of man, take up a lament concerning Tyre.

Ezekiel 27:3
Say to Tyre, situated at the gateway to the sea, merchant of peoples on many coasts, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: "'You say, Tyre, "I am perfect in beauty."

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