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a lamentation for Tyre: 3. And say unto Tyre; O thou that art situate at the entry of the sea, a merchant of the nations to many isles; Thus saith the Lord God; O Tyre, thou hast said, I am perfect in beauty. 4. Thy borders are in the midst of the seas, thy builders have perfected thy beauty. 5. They have made all thy planks of fir-trees of Senir : they have taken cedars from Lebanon to make masts for thee. 6. Of the oaks of Bashan they have made thine oars : the company of the Ashurites have made thy benches of ivory from the isles of Chittim. 7. Fine linen with broidered work from Egypt was that which thou spreadest forth to be thy sail : blue and purple from the isles of Elishah was that which covered thee. 8. The inhabitants of Zidon and Arvad were thy mariners: thy wise men, O Tyre, that were in thee, were thy pilots—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—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 : in the souls of men and vessels of brass they traded 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-19. Dan also avd Javan, going to and fro, occupied in thy fairs : bright iron, cassia, and calamus, were in thy market. 20. Dedau 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—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; Ashur 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 were the songs of thy market, and thou wast replenished and made very glorious in the midst of


the seas.

26. Thy rowers have brought thee into great waters: the east-wind hath broken thee in the midst of the seas.

27. Thy riches, and thy fairs, thy merchandise, thy mariners, and thy pilots, thy calkers, and the occupiers of thy merchandise, and all thy men of war that are in thee, and in all thy company which is in the midst of thee, shall fall




into the midst of the seas in the day of thy ruin *. 28. Thy suburbs shall shakeť at the sound of the ery of thy pilots. 29. And all, that handle the oar, the mariners, and all the pilots of the sea, shall come down from their ships, they shall stand upon the laud; 30. And shall lift up their voice over thee, and shall cry bitterly, and shall cast np dust upon their heads, they shall wallow themselves in ilie asies. 31. And they shall make themselves utterly bald for thee, and gird them with sackcloth, and they shall weep for thee with bitterness of heart, and bitter wailing. 32. And in their wailing they shall take up a lamentation for thee, and lament over thee, What city is like Tyre, like the destroyed in the midst of the sea ? 33. When thy wares went forth out of the seas, thou filledst many people; thou didst enrich the kings of the carth with the multitude of thy riches and thy merchandise. 34. In the time when thou shalt be broken by the seas in the depths of the waters, tly merchandise and all thy company in the midst of thee shall fall. 35. All the inhabitants of the isles shall be astonished at thee, and their kings shall be sore afraid, they shall be troubled in their countenance. 36. The merchants among the people shall hiss at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt be any more.

* Thy mariners --thy men of war-shall full into the midst of the seas in the day of thy ruin.] The whole Antichristian coufederacy of the beast, the infidel king, and the tassal surereigns of the Latin earth, shall be destroyed along with the false prophet in one and the same season of unexampled trouble.

+ Thy suburbs shall shale.] The fall of Babylon shall be felt in the most remote parts of her spiritual enspire.

xxviii. 1. And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying: 2. Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyre, Thus saith the Lord God; Because thinc heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God * in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God: 3. Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee. 4. With thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten silver and gold into thy treasures : 5. By thy great wisdom and by thy traffic thou hast increased thy riches, and thice heart is lifted up because of thy riches: 6. Therefore thus saith the Lord God; because thou hast set thine heart as the heart of God; 7. Behold therefore, I will bring the strangers upon thee, the terrible of tbe


* I sit in the seat of God.) The man of sin, who is described in a mauner precisely siunilar, is, “in profession,” as Bp. Newton observes, Christian and a Christian Bishop. His “ sitting in the temple of God plainly implies his having his seat

or cathedra in the Christian church: and he sitteth there as « God, especially at his inauguration, when lie sitteth upon “ the high altar in St. Peter's church, and maketh the table " of the Lord his footstool, and in that position receiveth " adoration.” Bp. Newton's Dissert. xxii.


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nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy brightness : 8. They shall bring thee down to the pit, and thou shalt die the deaths of them that are slain in the midst of the seas. thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I am God: but thou shalt be a man, and no God, in the hand of him that slayeth thee. 10. Thou shalt die the deaths of the uncircumcised, by the hand of the strangers : for I have spoken it, saith the Lord God.

11. And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying; 12. Son of man, take up a lamentation over the king of Tyre, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord God: Thou art like a signet of curious engraving * ; thou art full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. 13. Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God: every precious stone is thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the опух,


and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gokil : the workınanship of

* Thou art like a signet of curious engraving.) “ See Jerem. “ xvii. 24. Hag. ii. 23. Houbigant observes, that all the. “ ancient read nuan similitulinis : hoc est efiigiem habens in sculptura sua. This is also the reading of eight M.S.S. and " of three originally. Dathius renders, Tu is annulus bcne figuratus." Abp. Newcome in loc.

Eu am 06& OvointEWS (LXX.) Tu sigillum es cremplaris (Vers. Syriac. Tu signaculum similitudinis (Vers, Arab, et Vulg.). Tu similis es vusi figuratu, quod scitè compositum est et absolutum in pulchritudine sua. Chald. Paraph.

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