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Ezekiel 27

Overview

Ezekiel 27:1, The riches and commerce of Tyrus; Ezekiel 27:26, The great and irrecoverable fall thereof.

Verse 1

Reciprocal: Psalms 87:4 - Tyre Jeremiah 25:22 - Tyrus Ezekiel 26:2 - Tyrus

Verse 2

Ezekiel 27:32, Ezekiel 19:1, Ezekiel 26:17, Ezekiel 28:12, Ezekiel 32:2, Jeremiah 7:20, Jeremiah 9:10, Jeremiah 9:17-20, Amos 5:1, Amos 5:16

Verse 3

O thou: Tyre was situated in the Mediterranean, at the nearest entrance to it from the interior and eastern part of Asia. Ezekiel 27:4, Ezekiel 27:25, Ezekiel 26:17, Ezekiel 28:2, Ezekiel 28:3, Isaiah 23:2

a merchant: Ezekiel 27:12-36, Isaiah 23:3, Isaiah 23:8, Isaiah 23:11, Revelation 18:3, Revelation 18:11-15

I am: Ezekiel 27:4, Ezekiel 27:10, Ezekiel 27:11, Ezekiel 28:12-17, Psalms 50:2, Isaiah 23:9

of perfect beauty: Heb. perfect of beauty

Reciprocal: Proverbs 31:14 - General Isaiah 14:13 - thou Ezekiel 26:12 - thy merchandise Ezekiel 27:33 - thy wares Ezekiel 28:15 - perfect Ezekiel 32:19 - dost

Verse 4

midst: Heb. heart, Ezekiel 26:5

Reciprocal: Isaiah 23:2 - the isle Ezekiel 27:3 - O thou Ezekiel 27:11 - they have Ezekiel 27:25 - glorious Ezekiel 28:2 - in the midst Ezekiel 28:12 - Thou sealest Ezekiel 28:15 - perfect Ezekiel 32:19 - dost

Verse 5

made: Heb. built

of Senir: Deuteronomy 3:9, Song of Solomon 4:8, Shenir

cedars: 1 Kings 5:1, 1 Kings 5:6, Psalms 29:5, Psalms 92:12, Psalms 104:16, Isaiah 14:8

Reciprocal: Revelation 18:12 - merchandise

Verse 6

the oaks: Isaiah 2:13, Zechariah 11:2

the company: etc. or, they have made thy hatches of ivory well trodden, Rather, "thy benches have they made of ivory inlaid with box, from the isles of Chittim." Vulgate, de insulis Italie "from the islands of Italy," which were always famous for box-trees.

company: Heb. daughters

the isles: Genesis 10:4, Kittim, Numbers 24:24, Jeremiah 2:10

Reciprocal: Genesis 25:3 - Asshurim Numbers 21:33 - Bashan 1 Kings 10:18 - ivory 1 Kings 22:39 - the ivory house 1 Chronicles 1:7 - Kittim Psalms 37:31 - steps Isaiah 11:11 - the islands Isaiah 23:1 - the land Isaiah 23:12 - pass Isaiah 23:17 - and she shall Daniel 11:18 - the isles Daniel 11:30 - the ships

Verse 7

linen: 1 Kings 10:28, Proverbs 7:16, Isaiah 19:9

blue and purple: or, purple and scarlet, Exodus 25:4, Jeremiah 10:9

Elishah: Elis, part of the Peloponnesus, extending along the western coast of Arcadia, north of Messenia, and south of Achaia. Genesis 10:4, 1 Chronicles 1:7

Reciprocal: Genesis 10:2 - General Genesis 41:42 - fine linen Judges 8:26 - purple Ezekiel 27:27 - Thy riches Luke 16:19 - purple

Verse 8

Zidon: Genesis 10:15, Sidon, Genesis 49:13, Joshua 11:8

Arvad: Ezekiel 27:11, Genesis 10:18, Isaiah 10:9, Jeremiah 49:23

wise: Ezekiel 27:28, 1 Kings 5:6, 1 Kings 9:27, 2 Chronicles 2:13, 2 Chronicles 2:14

Reciprocal: Isaiah 23:2 - the merchants Ezekiel 28:21 - Zidon

Verse 9

Gebal: Joshua 13:5, 1 Kings 5:18, *marg. Psalms 83:7

calkers: or, stoppers of chinks, Heb. strengtheners, Ezekiel 27:27

Verse 10

Persia: Ezekiel 38:5, Daniel 5:28

of Lud: Ezekiel 30:5, Genesis 10:6, Genesis 10:13, Genesis 10:22, 1 Chronicles 1:8, 1 Chronicles 1:11, 1 Chronicles 1:17, Isaiah 66:19, Jeremiah 46:9, Nahum 3:9

they hanged: Ezekiel 27:11, Song of Solomon 4:4

Reciprocal: Genesis 48:19 - I know it Jeremiah 46:21 - her hired Ezekiel 27:3 - I am

Verse 11

of Arvad: Ezekiel 27:8

they have: Ezekiel 27:3, Ezekiel 27:4

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 46:21 - her hired Ezekiel 27:10 - they hanged

Verse 12

Ezekiel 38:13, Genesis 10:4, 1 Kings 10:22, 1 Kings 22:48, 2 Chronicles 20:36, 2 Chronicles 20:37, Psalms 72:10, Isaiah 2:16, Isaiah 23:6, Isaiah 23:10, Isaiah 23:14, Isaiah 60:9, Jeremiah 10:9, Jonah 1:3

Reciprocal: Genesis 10:2 - General Isaiah 47:15 - thy merchants Ezekiel 27:3 - a merchant Ezekiel 27:27 - Thy riches Ezekiel 27:33 - thy wares Ezekiel 28:5 - and by Ezekiel 28:16 - the multitude

Verse 13

Javan: Genesis 10:2, Genesis 10:4, 1 Chronicles 1:5, 1 Chronicles 1:7, Isaiah 66:19, Daniel 8:21, Daniel 10:20, Daniel 11:2

Tubal: Ezekiel 32:26, Ezekiel 38:2, Ezekiel 38:3, Ezekiel 39:1, Genesis 10:2, 1 Chronicles 1:5

the persons: Joel 3:3, Revelation 18:13

market: or, merchandise

Reciprocal: Genesis 36:6 - persons Deuteronomy 24:7 - found 1 Chronicles 5:21 - men Psalms 120:5 - Mesech Joel 3:6 - have ye

Verse 14

Togarmah: Ezekiel 38:6, Genesis 10:3, 1 Chronicles 1:6

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 10:25 - and mules

Verse 15

Dedan: Ezekiel 27:20, Genesis 10:7, Genesis 25:3, 1 Chronicles 1:9, 1 Chronicles 1:32, Jeremiah 25:23, Jeremiah 49:8

of ivory: 1 Kings 10:22, Revelation 18:12

Reciprocal: Genesis 43:11 - a little balm 1 Kings 22:39 - the ivory house Isaiah 21:13 - O ye Ezekiel 38:13 - Sheba

Verse 16

Syria: Genesis 10:22, Aram, Genesis 28:5, Judges 10:6, 2 Samuel 8:5, 2 Samuel 10:6, 2 Samuel 15:8, Isaiah 7:2

the wares of thy making: Heb. thy works

agate: or, chrysoprase.

Reciprocal: Exodus 28:18 - emerald Job 28:18 - coral Proverbs 31:24 - General Ezekiel 28:13 - every

Verse 17

wheat: Deuteronomy 8:8, Deuteronomy 32:14, 1 Kings 5:9, 2 Chronicles 2:10, Ezra 3:7, Acts 12:20

Minnith: Judges 11:33

balm: or, rosin, Genesis 43:11, Jeremiah 8:22

Reciprocal: Psalms 147:14 - filleth Jeremiah 46:11 - Gilead John 6:9 - barley

Verse 18

Damascus: Genesis 15:2, 1 Kings 11:24, 1 Kings 11:25, Isaiah 7:8, Acts 9:2

Helbon: The Chalybon of the Greeks and Romans, now called by the natives Haleb, and by us Aleppo, said to have been so celebrated for its wine, that the Persian kings would drink no other. It was a celebrated city of Syria, situated about 90 miles from the Mediterranean by way of Antioch, and 100 from the Euphrates, in lat. 36 degrees 11 minutes 25 seconds north, long. 37 degrees 9 minutes east; and previous to its destruction by an earthquake in 1822, occupied, including its suburbs, eight small hills, with the intermediate valleys, comprehending a circuit of about seven miles; and its inhabitants were variously estimated at from 100,000 to 258,000 souls.

Reciprocal: Job 3:14 - kings Ezekiel 27:27 - Thy riches

Verse 19

Dan: Judges 18:29

going to and fro: or, Menzal

cassia: Exodus 30:23, Exodus 30:24, Psalms 45:8, Song of Solomon 4:13, Song of Solomon 4:14

Reciprocal: Genesis 10:2 - General Ezekiel 27:27 - Thy riches

Verse 20

Dedan: Ezekiel 27:15, Genesis 25:3

precious clothes: Heb. clothes of freedom

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 1:32 - Dedan Isaiah 21:13 - O ye Jeremiah 25:23 - Dedan Ezekiel 38:13 - Sheba

Verse 21

Arabia: 1 Kings 10:15, Jeremiah 25:24, Acts 2:11, Galatians 4:25

Kedar: Genesis 25:13, 1 Chronicles 1:29, Song of Solomon 1:5, Isaiah 21:16, Isaiah 60:7

occupied with thee: Heb. were the merchants of thy hand

in lambs: 2 Chronicles 17:11, Isaiah 60:7

Reciprocal: Isaiah 21:13 - O ye Jeremiah 49:28 - Kedar

Verse 22

Sheba: Genesis 10:7, 1 Kings 10:1-13, 1 Chronicles 1:9, 2 Chronicles 9:1-12, Psalms 72:10, Psalms 72:15, Isaiah 60:6

Reciprocal: Exodus 30:23 - thee principal Job 6:19 - Sheba Jeremiah 6:20 - Sheba Ezekiel 27:27 - Thy riches Ezekiel 28:13 - every Ezekiel 38:13 - Sheba

Verse 23

Haran: Genesis 11:31, Genesis 11:32, Genesis 12:4, 2 Kings 19:12, Isaiah 37:12, Acts 7:4, Charran

Canneh: Genesis 10:10, Genesis 10:22, Calneh, Isaiah 10:9, Calno, Amos 6:2, Calneh

Eden: Genesis 2:8, Amos 1:5

Sheba: Genesis 25:3, Job 1:15

Asshur: Genesis 32:22, Numbers 24:22, Psalms 83:8, Isaiah 7:18, Isaiah 7:20

Reciprocal: Genesis 10:11 - Asshur 1 Kings 10:1 - Sheba 1 Chronicles 1:17 - Asshur Job 6:19 - Sheba Ezekiel 38:13 - Sheba

Verse 24

all sorts of things: or, excellent things

clothes: Heb. foldings. 2 Kings 2:8

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 27:27 - Thy riches Revelation 18:23 - thy merchants

Verse 25

ships: 1 Kings 10:22, Psalms 48:7, Isaiah 2:16, Isaiah 23:14, Isaiah 60:9

glorious: Ezekiel 27:4

Reciprocal: Isaiah 23:15 - shall Tyre sing as an harlot Ezekiel 27:3 - O thou Ezekiel 38:13 - Sheba Revelation 18:23 - thy merchants

Verse 26

rowers: Isaiah 33:23

great: Ezekiel 26:19, Psalms 93:3, Psalms 93:4, Revelation 17:15

the east: Ezekiel 27:34, Psalms 48:7, Acts 27:14, Acts 27:41

midst: Heb. heart

Reciprocal: Psalms 69:2 - deep waters Psalms 107:23 - go down Jeremiah 51:42 - General Ezekiel 26:3 - as the sea Ezekiel 27:27 - midst Ezekiel 27:32 - the destroyed Ezekiel 28:2 - in the midst Ezekiel 28:8 - are slain Zechariah 9:4 - he will John 6:19 - had rowed

Verse 27

Thy riches: In these beautiful and expressive figures, Tyre is represented as a ship at sea, wrecked through the mistakes of her pilots and rowers; that is, destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar, and afterwards by Alexander, in consequence of her rulers having pertinaciously resolved to withstand those haughty conquerors. This vast ship, laden with all kinds of valuable wares, being wrecked, all her valuables, sailors, officers, etc. went to the bottom. Ezekiel 27:7-9, Ezekiel 27:12, Ezekiel 27:18, Ezekiel 27:19, Ezekiel 27:22, Ezekiel 27:24, Ezekiel 27:34, Ezekiel 26:12, Proverbs 11:4, Revelation 18:11-24

and in all: or, even with all

shall fall: Ezekiel 26:14, Ezekiel 26:21

midst: Heb. heart, Ezekiel 27:26

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 49:26 - General Ezekiel 27:9 - calkers Ezekiel 27:33 - with the Ezekiel 28:2 - in the midst Ezekiel 28:8 - are slain Amos 5:1 - I take Revelation 18:17 - And every

Verse 28

suburbs: or waves

shake: Ezekiel 27:35, Ezekiel 26:10, Ezekiel 26:15-18, Ezekiel 31:16, Exodus 15:14, Nahum 2:3

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 26:18 - the isles tremble Ezekiel 27:8 - wise

Verse 29

all that handle: Revelation 18:17-24

shall come: Ezekiel 26:16, Ezekiel 32:10

Reciprocal: Isaiah 23:5 - so shall Isaiah 43:14 - whose cry

Verse 30

shall cause: All that were on land, seeing this gallant ship perishing with all her men and goods, are here represented as setting up a dismal cry at the heart-rending sight. Ezekiel 27:31, Ezekiel 27:32, Ezekiel 26:17, Isaiah 23:1-6, Revelation 18:9-19

cast: 1 Samuel 4:12, 2 Samuel 1:2, Job 2:12, Lamentations 2:10, Revelation 18:19

they shall wallow: Esther 4:1-4, Job 2:8, Job 42:6, Jeremiah 6:26, Jeremiah 25:34, Jonah 3:6, Micah 1:10

Reciprocal: Joshua 7:6 - put dust Jeremiah 51:8 - howl Amos 8:10 - sackcloth Revelation 18:18 - What

Verse 31

they shall make: Ezekiel 7:18, Leviticus 21:5, Deuteronomy 14:1, Isaiah 15:2, Isaiah 22:12, Jeremiah 16:6, Jeremiah 47:5, Jeremiah 48:37, Amos 8:10, Micah 1:16

they shall weep: Isaiah 16:9, Isaiah 22:4, Micah 1:8

Reciprocal: Esther 4:1 - and cried Isaiah 3:24 - a girding Jeremiah 6:26 - gird Jeremiah 25:34 - wallow Lamentations 2:10 - they have girded Ezekiel 27:30 - shall cause Revelation 18:15 - shall

Verse 32

take up: Ezekiel 27:2, Ezekiel 26:17

What city: Lamentations 1:12, Lamentations 2:13, Revelation 18:18

the destroyed: Ezekiel 27:26, Ezekiel 26:4, Ezekiel 26:5

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 26:3 - as the sea Ezekiel 27:30 - shall cause Ezekiel 28:12 - take up Ezekiel 32:2 - take up

Verse 33

thy wares: Ezekiel 27:3, Ezekiel 27:12-36, Isaiah 23:3-8, Revelation 18:3, Revelation 18:12-15, Revelation 18:19

with the: Ezekiel 27:27, Ezekiel 28:16

Reciprocal: Zechariah 9:3 - heaped Revelation 18:23 - thy merchants

Verse 34

Ezekiel 27:26, Ezekiel 27:27, Ezekiel 26:12-15, Ezekiel 26:19-21, Zechariah 9:3, Zechariah 9:4

Reciprocal: Exodus 15:5 - depths Isaiah 23:11 - stretched Ezekiel 28:8 - are slain Acts 27:41 - broken Revelation 18:23 - thy merchants

Verse 35

the inhabitants: Ezekiel 26:15-18, Isaiah 23:6

their kings: Ezekiel 28:17-19, Ezekiel 32:10, Revelation 18:9, Revelation 18:10

Reciprocal: Isaiah 23:11 - stretched Jeremiah 51:41 - an astonishment Ezekiel 26:16 - be astonished Ezekiel 27:28 - shake Ezekiel 28:19 - they Ezekiel 30:9 - great

Verse 36

hiss: Ezekiel 26:2, 1 Kings 9:8, Jeremiah 18:16, Jeremiah 19:8, Lamentations 2:15, Zephaniah 2:15

thou shalt: Ezekiel 26:14, Ezekiel 26:21

a terror: Heb. terrors

never shalt be any more: Heb. shalt not be forever Psalms 37:10, Psalms 37:36

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 28:19 - they

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Ezekiel 27". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/ezekiel-27.html.