A primitive root; to burst
(literally or figuratively).
Stem - Piel (See H8840
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811
Count - 2447
Feminine of H0590
; a ship
Probably the same as H8658
(as the region of the stone, or the reverse); Tarshish
, a place on the Mediterranean, hence the epithet of a merchant
vessel (as if for or from that port); also the name of a Persian and of an Israelite.
with an east
; the fore
or front part; hence (by orientation) the East
(often adverbially eastward
, for brevity the East wind
; by resemblance breath
, that is, a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; figuratively life
; by extension a region
of the sky; by resemblance spirit
, but only of a rational being (including its expression and functions).
_ _ ships of Tarshish as engaged in a distant and lucrative trade, the most valuable. The phrase may illustrate God’s control over all material agencies, whether their literal destruction be meant or not.
Breakest Thou didst no less violently and suddenly destroy these raging enemies of Jerusalem, than sometimes thou destroyest the ships at sea with a fierce and vehement wind, such as the eastern winds were in those parts.
Thou breakest the ships (g) of Tarshish with an east wind.
(g) That is, of Cilicia or of the Mediterranean sea.
Ezekiel 27:25-26 The ships of Tarshish did sing of thee in thy market: and thou wast replenished, and made very glorious in the midst of the seas. ... Thy rowers have brought thee into great waters: the east wind hath broken thee in the midst of the seas.
1 Kings 22:48 Jehoshaphat made ships of Tharshish to go to Ophir for gold: but they went not; for the ships were broken at Eziongeber.
Isaiah 2:16 And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant pictures.
Jeremiah 18:17 I will scatter them as with an east wind before the enemy; I will shew them the back, and not the face, in the day of their calamity.
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