11 “The merchants(A) of the earth will weep and mourn(B) over her because no one buys their cargoes anymore(C)

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11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:

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15 The merchants who sold these things and gained their wealth from her(A) will stand far off,(B) terrified at her torment. They will weep and mourn(C)

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15 The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,

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23 The light of a lamp
    will never shine in you again.
The voice of bridegroom and bride
    will never be heard in you again.(A)
Your merchants were the world’s important people.(B)
    By your magic spell(C) all the nations were led astray.

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23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.

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Veteran craftsmen of Byblos(A) were on board
    as shipwrights to caulk your seams.
All the ships of the sea(B) and their sailors
    came alongside to trade for your wares.

10 “‘Men of Persia,(C) Lydia(D) and Put(E)
    served as soldiers in your army.
They hung their shields(F) and helmets on your walls,
    bringing you splendor.
11 Men of Arvad and Helek
    guarded your walls on every side;
men of Gammad
    were in your towers.
They hung their shields around your walls;
    they brought your beauty to perfection.(G)

12 “‘Tarshish(H) did business with you because of your great wealth of goods;(I) they exchanged silver, iron, tin and lead for your merchandise.

13 “‘Greece,(J) Tubal and Meshek(K) did business with you; they traded human beings(L) and articles of bronze for your wares.

14 “‘Men of Beth Togarmah(M) exchanged chariot horses, cavalry horses and mules for your merchandise.

15 “‘The men of Rhodes[a](N) traded with you, and many coastlands(O) were your customers; they paid you with ivory(P) tusks and ebony.

16 “‘Aram[b](Q) did business with you because of your many products; they exchanged turquoise,(R) purple fabric, embroidered work, fine linen,(S) coral(T) and rubies for your merchandise.

17 “‘Judah and Israel traded with you; they exchanged wheat(U) from Minnith(V) and confections,[c] honey, olive oil and balm(W) for your wares.(X)

18 “‘Damascus(Y) did business with you because of your many products and great wealth of goods.(Z) They offered wine from Helbon, wool from Zahar 19 and casks of wine from Izal(AA) in exchange for your wares: wrought iron, cassia(AB) and calamus.

20 “‘Dedan(AC) traded in saddle blankets with you.

21 “‘Arabia(AD) and all the princes of Kedar(AE) were your customers; they did business with you in lambs, rams and goats.

22 “‘The merchants of Sheba(AF) and Raamah traded with you; for your merchandise they exchanged the finest of all kinds of spices(AG) and precious stones, and gold.(AH)

23 “‘Harran,(AI) Kanneh and Eden(AJ) and merchants of Sheba, Ashur(AK) and Kilmad traded with you. 24 In your marketplace they traded with you beautiful garments, blue fabric, embroidered work and multicolored rugs with cords twisted and tightly knotted.

25 “‘The ships of Tarshish(AL) serve
    as carriers for your wares.
You are filled with heavy cargo
    as you sail the sea.(AM)

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 27:15 Septuagint; Hebrew Dedan
  2. Ezekiel 27:16 Most Hebrew manuscripts; some Hebrew manuscripts and Syriac Edom
  3. Ezekiel 27:17 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.

The ancients of Gebal and the wise men thereof were in thee thy calkers: all the ships of the sea with their mariners were in thee to occupy thy merchandise.

10 They of Persia and of Lud and of Phut were in thine army, thy men of war: they hanged the shield and helmet in thee; they set forth thy comeliness.

11 The men of Arvad with thine army were upon thy walls round about, and the Gammadims were in thy towers: they hanged their shields upon thy walls round about; they have made thy beauty perfect.

12 Tarshish was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of all kind of riches; with silver, iron, tin, and lead, they traded in thy fairs.

13 Javan, Tubal, and Meshech, they were thy merchants: they traded the persons of men and vessels of brass in thy market.

14 They of the house of Togarmah traded in thy fairs with horses and horsemen and mules.

15 The men of Dedan were thy merchants; many isles were the merchandise of thine hand: they brought thee for a present horns of ivory and ebony.

16 Syria was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of the wares of thy making: they occupied in thy fairs with emeralds, purple, and broidered work, and fine linen, and coral, and agate.

17 Judah, and the land of Israel, they were thy merchants: they traded in thy market wheat of Minnith, and Pannag, and honey, and oil, and balm.

18 Damascus was thy merchant in the multitude of the wares of thy making, for the multitude of all riches; in the wine of Helbon, and white wool.

19 Dan also and Javan going to and fro occupied in thy fairs: bright iron, cassia, and calamus, were in thy market.

20 Dedan was thy merchant in precious clothes for chariots.

21 Arabia, and all the princes of Kedar, they occupied with thee in lambs, and rams, and goats: in these were they thy merchants.

22 The merchants of Sheba and Raamah, they were thy merchants: they occupied in thy fairs with chief of all spices, and with all precious stones, and gold.

23 Haran, and Canneh, and Eden, the merchants of Sheba, Asshur, and Chilmad, were thy merchants.

24 These were thy merchants in all sorts of things, in blue clothes, and broidered work, and in chests of rich apparel, bound with cords, and made of cedar, among thy merchandise.

25 The ships of Tarshish did sing of thee in thy market: and thou wast replenished, and made very glorious in the midst of the seas.

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