SEV Biblia, Chapter 27:4 En el corazón de los mares están tus términos; los que te edificaron completaron tu belleza.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Ezekiel 27:4 Verse 4. Thy builders have perfected thy beauty.] Under the allegory of a beautiful ship, the prophet, here and in the following verses, paints the glory of this ancient city. Horace describes the commonwealth of Rome by the same allegory, and is as minute in his description, Carm. lib. i. Od.
xiv:- O navis, referent in mare te novi Fluctus? O quid agis? Fortiter occupa Portum. Nonne video, ut Nudum remigio latus, Et malus celeri saucius Africo, Antennaeque gemant? ac sine funibus Vix durare carinae Possint imperiosius AEquor! non tibi sunt integra lintea; Non Di, quos iterum pressa votes malo: Quamvis Pontica pinus, Sylvae filia nobilis, Jactes et genus, et nomen inutile Nil pictis timidus navita puppibus Fidit. Tu, nisi, ventis Debes ludibrium, cave.
Unhappy vessel, shall the waves again Tumultuous bear thee to the faithless main? What, would thy madness thus with storms to sport? Cast firm your anchor in the friendly port.
Behold thy naked decks, the wounded mast, And sail-yards groan beneath the southern blast.
Nor, without ropes, thy keel can longer brave The rushing fury of the imperious wave: Torn are thy sails; thy guardian gods are lost, Whom you might call, in future tempests tost.
What, though majestic in your pride you stood, A noble daughter of the Pontic wood, You now may vainly boast an empty name, Of birth conspicuous in the rolls of fame.
The mariner, when storms around him rise, No longer on a painted stern relies.
Ah! yet take heed, lest these new tempests sweep, In sportive rage, thy glories to the deep. FRANCIS.
I give this as a striking parallel to many passages in this chapter.
Matthew Henry Commentary
The merchandise of Tyre. (Ezek. 27:1-25) Its fall and ruin. (Ezek 27:26-36)
Ezek. 27:1-25 Those who live at ease are to be lamented, if they ar not prepared for trouble. Let none reckon themselves beautified, an further than they are sanctified. The account of the trade of Tyr intimates, that God's eye is upon men when employed in worldl business. Not only when at church, praying and hearing, but when in markets and fairs, buying and selling. In all our dealings we shoul keep a conscience void of offence. God, as the common Father of mankind, makes one country abound in one commodity, and another in another, serviceable to the necessity or to the comfort and ornament of human life. See what a blessing trade and merchandise are to mankind when followed in the fear of God. Besides necessaries, an abundance of things are made valuable only by custom; yet God allows us to use them But when riches increase, men are apt to set their hearts upon them and forget the Lord, who gives power to get wealth.
Ezek. 27:26-36 The most mighty and magnificent kingdoms and states sooner or later, come down. Those who make creatures their confidence and rest their hopes upon them, will fall with them: happy are thos who have the God of Jacob for their Help, and whose hope is in the Lor their God, who lives for ever. Those who engage in trade should lear to conduct their business according to God's word. Those who posses wealth should remember they are the Lord's stewards, and should use his goods in doing good to all. Let us seek first the kingdom of God an his righteousness __________________________________________________________________
Original Hebrew בלב 3820 ימים 3220 גבוליך 1366 בניך 1129 כללו 3634 יפיך׃ 3308