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Ezekiel 27:20

    Ezekiel 27:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Dedan was thy merchant in precious clothes for chariots.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Dedan was your merchant in precious clothes for chariots.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Dedan was thy trafficker in precious cloths for riding.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Dedan did trade with you in cloths for the backs of horses.

    Webster's Revision

    Dedan was thy trafficker in precious cloths for riding.

    World English Bible

    Dedan was your trafficker in precious cloths for riding.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Dedan was thy trafficker in precious cloths for riding.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezekiel 27:20

    Dedan - Possibly the descendants of Dedan, son of Raamah, see Genesis 10:7.

    In precious clothes for chariots - Either fine carpets, or rich housings for horses, camels, etc., used for riding.

    Barnes' Notes on Ezekiel 27:20

    Dedan - See Ezekiel 27:15. It is remarkable that "Dedan and Sheba" occur both among the descendants of Ham in Genesis 10:7, and among the descendants of Abraham and Keturah in Genesis 25:3. This seems to indicate that there were distinct nomad tribes bearing the same names of Hamite and of Semitic origin; or it may be that whereas some of the nomad Arabs were Hamite, others Semitic, these were of mixed origin, and so traced up their lineage alike to tiara and Shem. Here we have, at any rate, a number of Arabian nomad tribes mentioned together, and these tribes and their caravans were in those days the regular merchant travelers between east and west. By her ships, Tyre spread over Europe the goods which by these caravans she obtained from India and China.

    Precious clothes - Or "clothes of covering," cloths of tapestry.

    Wesley's Notes on Ezekiel 27:20

    27:20 Dedan - The posterity of Abraham by Keturah, who dwelt in Arabia, and were sheep - masters. Clothes - With which they lined their chariots.