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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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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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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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.

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