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Zechariah 9:3

    Zechariah 9:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Tyrus did build herself a strong hold, and heaped up silver as the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Tyrus did build herself a strong hold, and heaped up silver as the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Tyre did build herself a stronghold, and heaped up silver as the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Tyre made for herself a strong place, and got together silver like dust and the best gold like the earth of the streets.

    Webster's Revision

    And Tyre did build herself a stronghold, and heaped up silver as the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets.

    World English Bible

    Tyre built herself a stronghold, and heaped up silver like the dust, and fine gold like the mire of the streets.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Tyre did build herself a strong hold, and heaped up silver as the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets.

    Definitions for Zechariah 9:3

    Mire - Mud; clay-like soil.
    Tyrus - Tyre, city of.

    Clarke's Commentary on Zechariah 9:3

    And Tyrus did build herself - The rock on which Tyre was built was strongly fortified; and that she had abundance of riches has been already seen, Ezekiel 28:1, etc.

    Barnes' Notes on Zechariah 9:3

    And Tyre did build herself a stronghold - She built it for herself, not for God, and trusted to it, not to God, and so its strength brought her the greater fall. The words in Hebrew express yet more. "Tyre" (Zor) literally, "the rock," "built herself mazor, tower," a rock-like fort, as it were, a rock upon exceeding strength, binding her together. . "The walls, 150 feet high and of breadth proportionate, compacted of large stones, embedded in gypsum," seemed to defy an enemy who could only approach her by sea. "In order to make the wall twice as strong they built a second wall ten cubits broad, leaving a space between of five cubits, which they filled with stones and earth." Yet high walls do not fence in only; they also hem in. Mazor is both "a stronghold" and "a siege." Wealth and strength, without God, do but invite and embitter the spoiler and the conqueror."

    And she heaped up silver as the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets - "Though he heap up silver as the dust," Job says, "The King" Job 27:16, Solomon, "made silver in Jerusalem as stones" 2 Chronicles 9:27. Through her manifold commerce she gathered to herself wealth, as abundant as the mire and the dust, and as valueless. "Gold and silver," said a pagan, "are but red and white earth." Its strength was its destruction. Tyre determined to resist Alexander, , "trusting in the strength of the island, and the stores which they had laid up," the strength within and without, of which the prophet speaks.