16 Then all the princes of the sea will (A)go down from their thrones, remove their robes and strip off their embroidered garments. They will (B)clothe themselves with [a]trembling; they will sit on the ground, (C)tremble every moment and be appalled at you. 17 They will take up a (D)lamentation over you and say to you,

(E)How you have perished, O inhabited one,
From the seas, O renowned city,
Which was (F)mighty on the sea,
She and her inhabitants,
Who [b]imposed [c]her terror
On all her inhabitants!
18 ‘Now the (G)coastlands will tremble
On the day of your fall;
Yes, the coastlands which are by the sea
Will be terrified at your (H)passing.’”

19 For thus says the Lord God, “When I make you a desolate city, like the cities which are not inhabited, when I (I)bring up the deep over you and the great waters cover you, 20 then I will bring you down with those who (J)go down to the pit, to the people of old, and I will make you dwell in the (K)lower parts of the earth, like the ancient waste places, with those who go down to the pit, so that you will not [d]be inhabited; but I will set (L)glory in the land of the living. 21 I will [e]bring (M)terrors on you and you will be no more; though you will be sought, (N)you will never be found again,” declares the Lord God.

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 26:16 Lit tremblings
  2. Ezekiel 26:17 Lit put
  3. Ezekiel 26:17 Lit their
  4. Ezekiel 26:20 Or return
  5. Ezekiel 26:21 Lit give you terrors

35 ‘All the (A)inhabitants of the coastlands
Are appalled at you,
And their kings are horribly afraid;
They are troubled in countenance.

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