The Meaning of Ezekiel 27:2 Explained

Ezekiel 27:2

KJV: Now, thou son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyrus;

YLT: 'And thou, son of man, lift up concerning Tyre a lamentation, and thou hast said to Tyre:

Darby: And thou, son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyre,

ASV: And thou, son of man, take up a lamentation over Tyre;

KJV Reverse Interlinear

Now, thou son  of man,  take up  a lamentation  for Tyrus; 

What does Ezekiel 27:2 Mean?

Chapter Summary: Ezekiel 27

1  The riches and commerce of Tyrus
26  The great and irrecoverable fall thereof

What do the individual words in Ezekiel 27:2 mean?

now you son of man take up for Tyre a lamentation
וְאַתָּ֣ה בֶן־ אָדָ֔ם שָׂ֥א עַל־ צֹ֖ר קִינָֽה

וְאַתָּ֣ה  now  you 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Pronoun, second person masculine singular
Root: אַתְּ 
Sense: you (second pers.
בֶן־  son 
Parse: Noun, masculine singular construct
Root: בֵּן 
Sense: son, grandson, child, member of a group.
אָדָ֔ם  of  man 
Parse: Noun, masculine singular
Root: אָדָם 
Sense: man, mankind.
שָׂ֥א  take  up 
Parse: Verb, Qal, Imperative, masculine singular
Root: נָשָׂא  
Sense: to lift, bear up, carry, take.
צֹ֖ר  Tyre 
Parse: Proper Noun, feminine singular
Root: צֹור 
Sense: the Phoenician city on the Mediterranean coast.
קִינָֽה  a  lamentation 
Parse: Noun, feminine singular
Root: קִינָה  
Sense: lamentation, dirge, elegy.