for every trading ship and every stately vessel.
Against all the ships of Tarshish And against all the beautiful craft.
He will destroy the great trading ships and all the small boats in the harbor.
Against ocean-going luxury liners, against elegant three-masted schooners.
And on all the ships of Tarshish, and on all the fair boats.
against all the ships of Tarshish, and against all the beautiful craft.
Upon all the ships of Tarshish, And upon all the beautiful sloops.
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1 tn Heb “the ships of Tarshish.” This probably refers to large ships either made in or capable of traveling to the distant western port of Tarshish.
2 tn Heb “desirable”; NAB, NIV “stately”; NRSV “beautiful.”
3 tn On the meaning of this word, which appears only here in the Hebrew Bible, see H. R. Cohen, Biblical Hapax Legomena (SBLDS), 41-42.
sn The ships mentioned in this verse were the best of their class, and therefore an apt metaphor for the proud men being denounced in this speech.