20 " 'Dedan traded in saddle blankets with you.

Other Translations of Ezekiel 27:20

King James Version

20 Dedan was thy merchant in precious precious...: Heb. clothes of freedom clothes for chariots.

English Standard Version

20 Dedan traded with you in saddlecloths for riding.

The Message

20 "'Dedan traded with you for saddle blankets.

New King James Version

20 Dedan was your merchant in saddlecloths for riding.

New Living Translation

20 "Dedan sent merchants to trade their expensive saddle blankets with you.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Ezekiel 27:20

Commentary on Ezekiel 27:1-25

(Read Ezekiel 27:1-25)

Those who live at ease are to be lamented, if they are not prepared for trouble. Let none reckon themselves beautified, any further than they are sanctified. The account of the trade of Tyre intimates, that God's eye is upon men when employed in worldly business. Not only when at church, praying and hearing, but when in markets and fairs, buying and selling. In all our dealings we should 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.