a. 15 Thus saith the Lord GOD to Tyrus;
Shall not the isles shake at the sound of thy fall, when the wounded cry, when the slaughter is made in the midst of thee?
b. 16 Then all the princes of the sea shall come down from their thrones, and lay away their robes, and put off their broidered garments: they shall clothe themselves with trembling;
they shall sit upon the ground, and shall tremble at every moment,
and be astonished at thee.
b. 17 And they shall take up a lamentation for thee, and say to thee, How art thou destroyed, that wast inhabited of seafaring men, the renowned city, which wast strong in the sea, she and her inhabitants, which cause their terror to be on all that haunt it!
a. 18 Now shall the isles tremble in the day of thy fall;
yea, the isles that are in the sea shall be troubled at thy departure.
The following is from Oral Typesetting: Some Uses of Biblical Structure Author(s): H. Van Dyke Parunak: Biblica , 1981, Vol. 62, No. 2 (1981), pp. 153-168
a. 19 For thus saith the Lord GOD;
When I shall make thee a desolate city,
b. like the cities that are not inhabited;
when I shall bring up the deep upon thee,
and great waters shall cover thee;
c. 20 When I shall bring thee down
with them that descend into the pit,
d. with the people of old time,
e. and shall set thee in the low parts of the earth,
d’. in places desolate of old,
c’. with them that go down to the pit,
b’. that thou be not inhabited;
a. and I shall set glory in the land of the living;
21 I will make thee a terror, and thou shalt be no more: though thou be sought for, yet shalt thou never be found again, saith the Lord GOD.