New Living Translation
Your merchants have multiplied until they outnumber the stars. But like a swarm of locusts, they strip the land and fly away.
King James Bible
Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven: the cankerworm spoileth, and flieth away.
Darby Bible Translation
Thou hast multiplied thy merchants more than the stars of the heavens; the cankerworm spreadeth himself out and flieth away.
World English Bible
You have increased your merchants more than the stars of the skies. The grasshopper strips, and flees away.
Young's Literal Translation
Multiply thy merchants above the stars of the heavens, The cankerworm hath stripped off, and doth flee away.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:16 The canker - worm spoileth - So these are like the canker - worms, which spoil wherever they come, and when no more is to be gotten, flee away.
He spoke, and hordes of locusts came--young locusts beyond number.
Who has brought this disaster on Tyre, that great creator of kingdoms? Her traders were all princes, her merchants were nobles.
After the cutting locusts finished eating the crops, the swarming locusts took what was left! After them came the hopping locusts, and then the stripping locusts, too!
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