Beautiful Tyre (Ezek 27:3-27:4)

“Thus says Yahweh God.

‘O Tyre!

You have said.

‘I am perfect

In beauty.’

Your borders are

In the heart

Of the seas.

Your builders

Made perfect

Your beauty.’”

Yahweh, via Ezekiel, seemed to praise the beauty of Tyre. The people of Tyre thought that they were perfect in beauty. As a city island, her borders were the sea all around her. Somehow her builders made her perfectly beautiful. This seems odd coming after the complete condemnation of Tyre, at the end of the last chapter. This was a strange lamentation about Tyre.

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