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These were thy merchants in all sorts of things, in blue clothes, and broidered work, and in chests of rich apparel, bound with cords, and made of cedar, among thy merchandise.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

27:24 thy merchants. This 27th chapter of Ezekiel gives a remarkable picture of the incredible wealth of Tyre, generated by its worldwide shipping trade. Phoenicia had “merchants” everywhere in the known world, as well as a mercenary army (Ezekiel 27:10). It was a coveted prize, besieged for thirteen years by Nebuchadnezzar and then, 250 years later when it had lost much of its former glory, for seven months by Alexander the Great.

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