your skilled 4 men, O Tyre, were your captains.
27:27 Your wealth, products, and merchandise, your sailors and captains,
your ship’s carpenters, 5 your merchants,
and all your fighting men within you,
along with all your crew who are in you,
will fall into the heart of the seas on the day of your downfall.
27:29 They will descend from their ships – all who handle the oar,
the sailors and all the sea captains – they will stand on the land.
1 tc The MT reads “the residents of”; the LXX reads “your rulers who dwell in.” With no apparent reason for the LXX to add “the rulers” many suppose something has dropped out of the Hebrew text. While more than one may be possible, Allen’s proposal, positing a word meaning “elders,” is the most likely to explain the omission in the MT from a graphic standpoint and also provides a parallel to the beginning of v. 9. See L. C. Allen, Ezekiel (WBC), 2:81.a parallel to v. 9.
3 sn Sidon and Arvad, like Tyre, were Phoenician coastal cities.
4 tn Or “wise.”