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16 That’s when all the kings of the seafaring nations will abandon their thrones, strip off their fancy clothes, and collapse trembling on the ground. They’ll be so frightened as they observe what has happened to you that they’ll be unable to stop trembling. They will be utterly appalled at you! 17 They’ll sing this mourning song for you:

“How lost you are,
    you inhabited city,
        that was built in the middle of the sea!
How famous you were!
    How strong on the sea!
She and her inhabitants
    inflicted[a] terror to everyone
        who lived within her.”

18 ‘Now the coastland inhabitants
    will tremble on the day that you fall.
The coastland inhabitants,
    who make their living from[b] the sea,
        will be terrified when you pass away!’

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 26:17 Lit. inhabitants who inflicted
  2. Ezekiel 26:18 Lit. who are by

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