whose merchants are princes,
whose traders are the dignitaries 2 of the earth?
23:9 The Lord who commands armies planned it –
to dishonor the pride that comes from all her beauty, 3
to humiliate all the dignitaries of the earth.
1 tn The precise meaning of הַמַּעֲטִירָה (hamma’atirah) is uncertain. The form is a Hiphil participle from עָטַר (’atar), a denominative verb derived from עֲטָרָה (’atarah, “crown, wreath”). The participle may mean “one who wears a crown” or “one who distributes crowns.” In either case, Tyre’s prominence in the international political arena is in view.
2 tn Heb “the honored” (so NASB, NRSV); NIV “renowned.”
3 tn Heb “the pride of all the beauty.”