And say to Tyrus, O you that are situate at the entry of the sea, which are a merchant of the people for many isles, Thus said the Lord GOD; O Tyrus, you have said, I am of perfect beauty.
Treasury of Scripture
O thou. Tyre was situated in the Mediterranean, at the nearest entrance to it from the interior and eastern part of Asia.
Ezekiel 27:4,25 Your borders are in the middle of the seas, your builders have perfected your beauty...
Ezekiel 26:17 And they shall take up a lamentation for you, and say to you, How are you destroyed, that were inhabited of seafaring men...
Ezekiel 28:2,3 Son of man, say to the prince of Tyrus, Thus said the Lord GOD; Because your heart is lifted up, and you have said, I am a God...
Isaiah 23:2 Be still, you inhabitants of the isle; you whom the merchants of Zidon, that pass over the sea, have replenished.
Ezekiel 27:12 Tarshish was your merchant by reason of the multitude of all kind of riches; with silver, iron, tin, and lead...
Isaiah 23:3,8,11 And by great waters the seed of Sihor, the harvest of the river, is her revenue; and she is a mart of nations...
Revelation 18:3,11-15 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her...
Ezekiel 27:4,10,11 Your borders are in the middle of the seas, your builders have perfected your beauty...
Ezekiel 28:12-17 Son of man, take up a lamentation on the king of Tyrus, and say to him, Thus said the Lord GOD; You seal up the sum, full of wisdom...
Psalm 50:2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God has shined.
Isaiah 23:9 The LORD of hosts has purposed it, to stain the pride of all glory, and to bring into contempt all the honorable of the earth.
of perfect beauty [heb] perfect of beauty
ContextA Lament for Tyre
1The word of the LORD came again to me, saying, 2Now, you son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyrus; 3And say to Tyrus, O you that are situate at the entry of the sea, which are a merchant of the people for many isles, Thus said the Lord GOD; O Tyrus, you have said, I am of perfect beauty. 4Your borders are in the middle of the seas, your builders have perfected your beauty. 5They have made all your ship boards of fir trees of Senir: they have taken cedars from Lebanon to make masts for you. 6Of the oaks of Bashan have they made your oars; the company of the Ashurites have made your benches of ivory, brought out of the isles of Chittim. 7Fine linen with broidered work from Egypt was that which you spread forth to be your sail; blue and purple from the isles of Elishah was that which covered you. 8The inhabitants of Zidon and Arvad were your mariners: your wise men, O Tyrus, that were in you, were your pilots. 9The ancients of Gebal and the wise men thereof were in you your caulkers: all the ships of the sea with their mariners were in you to occupy your merchandise. 10They of Persia and of Lud and of Phut were in your army, your men of war: they hanged the shield and helmet in you; they set forth your comeliness. 11The men of Arvad with your army were on your walls round about, and the Gammadims were in your towers: they hanged their shields on your walls round about; they have made your beauty perfect. 12Tarshish was your merchant by reason of the multitude of all kind of riches; with silver, iron, tin, and lead, they traded in your fairs. 13Javan, Tubal, and Meshech, they were your merchants: they traded the persons of men and vessels of brass in your market. 14They of the house of Togarmah traded in your fairs with horses and horsemen and mules. 15The men of Dedan were your merchants; many isles were the merchandise of your hand: they brought you for a present horns of ivory and ebony. 16Syria was your merchant by reason of the multitude of the wares of your making: they occupied in your fairs with emeralds, purple, and broidered work, and fine linen, and coral, and agate. 17Judah, and the land of Israel, they were your merchants: they traded in your market wheat of Minnith, and Pannag, and honey, and oil, and balm. 18Damascus was your merchant in the multitude of the wares of your making, for the multitude of all riches; in the wine of Helbon, and white wool. 19Dan also and Javan going to and fro occupied in your fairs: bright iron, cassia, and calamus, were in your market. 20Dedan was your merchant in precious clothes for chariots. 21Arabia, and all the princes of Kedar, they occupied with you in lambs, and rams, and goats: in these were they your merchants. 22The merchants of Sheba and Raamah, they were your merchants: they occupied in your fairs with chief of all spices, and with all precious stones, and gold. 23Haran, and Canneh, and Eden, the merchants of Sheba, Asshur, and Chilmad, were your merchants. 24These were your 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 your merchandise. 25The ships of Tarshish did sing of you in your market: and you were replenished, and made very glorious in the middle of the seas.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
and say unto Tyre, O thou that dwellest at the entry of the sea, that art the merchant of the peoples unto many isles, thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Thou, O Tyre, hast said, I am perfect in beauty.
And say to Tyre that dwelleth at the entry of the sea, being the mart of the people for many islands: Thus saith the Lord God: O Tyre, thou hast said: I am of perfect beauty,
Darby Bible Translation
and say unto Tyre: O thou that art situate at the entries of the sea, and traffickest with the peoples in many isles, thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Thou, Tyre, hast said, I am perfect in beauty.
King James Bible
And say unto Tyrus, O thou that art situate at the entry of the sea, which art a merchant of the people for many isles, Thus saith the Lord GOD; O Tyrus, thou hast said, I am of perfect beauty.
Young's Literal Translation
O dweller on the entrances of the sea, Merchant of the peoples unto many isles, Thus said the Lord Jehovah: O Tyre, thou -- thou hast said: I am the perfection of beauty.