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16 Then all the princes of the sea shall come down from their thrones, and lay aside their robes, and strip off their broidered garments: they shall clothe themselves with [a]trembling; they shall sit upon the ground, and shall tremble every moment, and be astonished at thee. 17 And they shall take up a lamentation over thee, and say to thee, How art thou destroyed, that wast inhabited [b]by seafaring men, the renowned city, that was strong in the sea, she and her inhabitants, that caused their terror to be on all that [c]dwelt there! 18 Now shall the isles tremble in the day of thy fall; yea, the isles that are in the sea shall be dismayed at thy departure.

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  1. Ezekiel 26:16 Hebrew tremblings.
  2. Ezekiel 26:17 Or, being won from the seas
  3. Ezekiel 26:17 Or, inhabited her

16 Then all the princes of the coast will step down from their thrones and lay aside their robes and take off their embroidered(A) garments. Clothed(B) with terror, they will sit on the ground,(C) trembling(D) every moment, appalled(E) at you. 17 Then they will take up a lament(F) 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.(G)
18 Now the coastlands tremble(H)
    on the day of your fall;
the islands in the sea
    are terrified at your collapse.’(I)

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