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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Ezekiel 27:26-36

We have seen Tyre flourishing; here we have Tyre falling, and great is the fall of it, so much the greater for its having made such a figure in the world. Note, The most mighty and magnificent kingdoms and states, sooner or later, have their day to come down. They have their period; and, when they are in their zenith, they will begin to decline. But the destruction of Tyre was sudden. Her sun went down at noon. And all her wealth and grandeur, pomp and power, did but aggravate her ruin, and... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Ezekiel 27:33

When thy wares went forth out of the seas ,.... When they were took out of ships, which came to Tyre from all parts, and were landed on the shore, and put up in warehouses, and exposed in markets and The Targum is, "when thy merchandise went out from among the nations;' being brought from all parts thither: thou filledst many people ; by selling them in their markets commodities they wanted, for which they came from all quarters; and by sending them to others in ships, where they... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Ezekiel 27:1-36

Wreck of a stately ship. There is a striking resemblance between a gallant ship and an empire. Many persons and orders are united in a state under one governor or captain. There is a unity amid diversity. A state, like a ship, has interchange of interests with other nations. Upon the skill and prudence of the pilot depends the prosperity of empire or ship. The whole life of Tyre was poured into the channel of commerce. Hence the figure would be readily appreciated. I. THE COMPONENT ... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Ezekiel 27:1-36

A celebration of remarkable prosperity. "The word of the Lord came again unto me, saying, Now, thou son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyrus," etc. "We have here," says Hengstenberg," the lamentation over the fall of Tyre, announced in the foregoing chapter. First, its present glory is presented at full length to the view ( Ezekiel 27:1-25 ); then its fall, the importance of which can only be understood from the knowledge of its glory. We must profoundly know the gloria mundi if we... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Ezekiel 27:28-36

The bewailing of the city. Very picturesque and impressive is this representation of the effect produced upon the nations by the fall of Tyre. So world-wide was the city's commerce, that no people, however distant, could be unaffected by the catastrophe; and so awful was its fate, that no sensitive mind could contemplate it unmoved. To the vision of the prophet-poet, the galley labors and strains, and at last sinks in the waters of the Mediterranean. The dwellers upon the land and those... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Ezekiel 27:33-36

Ezekiel 27:33-36. When thy wares, &c. When thy wares or manufactures were transported through the seas to every part, thou filledst many people Didst supply the wants, or minister to the luxuries and pleasures, of many nations. Time was when thy wares, those of thy own making, and those that passed through thy hands, were exported to all parts of the world; then thou filledst many people, and didst enrich the kings of the earth and their kingdoms. But in the time when thou shalt be... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Ezekiel 27:1-36

Mourning for Tyre (27:1-36)This chapter continues the theme of Tyre’s overthrow. It is in the form of a funeral song that Tyre’s trading partners sing as they mourn the city’s death (27:1-2).The song begins by recalling the glory of Tyre’s past. The prosperous commercial city is likened to a magnificent merchant ship, beautifully made from best quality materials taken from all parts of the trading world. Her planks, masts, oars and decking were made of the best timbers, her sails from the... read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Ezekiel 27:33

33. out of the seas—brought on shore out of the ships. filledst—didst supply plentifully with wares. enrich . . . kings—with the custom dues levied on the wares. read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Ezekiel 27:25-36

The sinking of the great ship 27:25-36This great ship (commercial empire) was headed for shipwreck. read more

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