New International Version
and on Hamath too, which borders on it, and on Tyre and Sidon, though they are very skillful.
King James Bible
And Hamath also shall border thereby; Tyrus, and Zidon, though it be very wise.
Darby Bible Translation
and also [on] Hamath [which] bordereth thereon; on Tyre and Zidon, though she be very wise.
World English Bible
and Hamath, also, which borders on it; Tyre and Sidon, because they are very wise.
Young's Literal Translation
And also Hamath doth border thereon, Tyre and Zidon, for -- very wise!
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And Hamath also shall border thereby - Hamath on the river Orontes; and Tyre and Sidon, notwithstanding their political wisdom, address, and cunning, shall have a part in the punishment.
These prophecies are more suitable to the days of Jeremiah than to those of Zechariah; for there is no evidence - although Alexander did take Damascus, but without bloodshed - that it was destroyed from the times of Zechariah to the advent of our Lord. And as Tyre and Sidon were lately destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar, it is not likely that they could soon undergo another devastation.
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Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: He is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass. -- And He shall speak peace unto the heathen. T he narrowness and littleness of the mind of fallen man are sufficiently conspicuous in the idea he forms of magnificence and grandeur. The pageantry and parade of a Roman triumph, or of an eastern monarch, as described in history, exhibit him to us …
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History of the Interpretation.
The Quotation in Matt. Ii. 6.
Fifthly, as this Revelation, to the Judgment of Right and Sober Reason,
A prophecy against Tyre: Wail, you ships of Tarshish! For Tyre is destroyed and left without house or harbor. From the land of Cyprus word has come to them.
all the kings of Tyre and Sidon; the kings of the coastlands across the sea;
For the day has come to destroy all the Philistines and to remove all survivors who could help Tyre and Sidon. The LORD is about to destroy the Philistines, the remnant from the coasts of Caphtor.
Concerning Damascus: "Hamath and Arpad are dismayed, for they have heard bad news. They are disheartened, troubled like the restless sea.
"Son of man, say to the ruler of Tyre, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: "'In the pride of your heart you say, "I am a god; I sit on the throne of a god in the heart of the seas." But you are a mere mortal and not a god, though you think you are as wise as a god.
By your wisdom and understanding you have gained wealth for yourself and amassed gold and silver in your treasuries.
"Son of man, take up a lament concerning the king of Tyre and say to him: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: "'You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
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