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Ezekiel 27:16

    Ezekiel 27:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Syria 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.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Syria was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of thy handiworks: they traded for thy wares with emeralds, purple, and broidered work, and fine linen, and coral, and rubies.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Edom did business with you because of the great number of things which you made; they gave emeralds, purple, and needlework, and the best linen and coral and rubies for your goods.

    Webster's Revision

    Syria was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of thy handiworks: they traded for thy wares with emeralds, purple, and broidered work, and fine linen, and coral, and rubies.

    World English Bible

    Syria was your merchant by reason of the multitude of your handiworks: they traded for your wares with emeralds, purple, and embroidered work, and fine linen, and coral, and rubies.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Syria was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of thy handyworks: they traded for thy wares with emeralds, purple, and broidered work, and fine linen, and coral, and rubies.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezekiel 27:16

    Syria - These were always a mercantile people. For the precious stones mentioned here see the notes on Exodus 28:17 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Ezekiel 27:16

    Syria - "Aram" here included Mesopotamia; and Babylon was famous for its precious stones. Many read "Edom."

    Emeralds - Rather, carbuncle.

    Fine linen - The word (בוץ bûts) was used only in the times of the captivity. It is a Phoenician word, which in Greek assumed the form "byssus," properly "cotton," as distinguished from "linen;" the Phoenicians spinning their threads from cotton wool, the Egyptians from flax.

    Wesley's Notes on Ezekiel 27:16

    27:16 The multitude - The abundance of the Tyrian manufactures.