1The burden of Tyre. Howl, ye ships of Tarshish; for it is laid waste, so that there is no house, no entering in: from the land of Chittim it is revealed to them.2Be still, ye inhabitants of the isle; thou whom the merchants of Zidon, that pass over the sea, have replenished.3And by great waters the seed of Sihor, the harvest of the river, is her revenue; and she is a mart of nations.4Be thou ashamed, O Zidon: for the sea hath spoken, even the strength of the sea, saying, I travail not, nor bring forth children, neither do I nourish up young men, nor bring up virgins.5As at the report concerning Egypt, so shall they be sorely pained at the report of Tyre.6Pass ye over to Tarshish; howl, ye inhabitants of the isle.7Is this your joyous city , whose antiquity is of ancient days? her own feet shall carry her afar off to sojourn.8Who hath taken this counsel against Tyre, the crowning city , whose merchants are princes, whose traffickers are the honourable of the earth?9The LORD of hosts hath purposed it, to stain the pride of all glory, and to bring into contempt all the honourable of the earth.10Pass through thy land as a river, O daughter of Tarshish: there is no more strength.11He stretched out his hand over the sea, he shook the kingdoms: the LORD hath given a commandment against the merchant city , to destroy the strong holds thereof.12And he said, Thou shalt no more rejoice, O thou oppressed virgin, daughter of Zidon: arise, pass over to Chittim; there also shalt thou have no rest.13Behold the land of the Chaldeans; this people was not, till the Assyrian founded it for them that dwell in the wilderness: they set up the towers thereof, they raised up the palaces thereof; and he brought it to ruin.14Howl, ye ships of Tarshish: for your strength is laid waste.15And it shall come to pass in that day, that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king: after the end of seventy years shall Tyre sing as an harlot.16Take an harp, go about the city, thou harlot that hast been forgotten; make sweet melody, sing many songs, that thou mayest be remembered.17And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy years, that the LORD will visit Tyre, and she shall turn to her hire, and shall commit fornication with all the kingdoms of the world upon the face of the earth.18And her merchandise and her hire shall be holiness to the LORD: it shall not be treasured nor laid up; for her merchandise shall be for them that dwell before the LORD, to eat sufficiently, and for durable clothing.
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An Oracle Concerning Tyre and Sidon
1The oracle concerning Tyre. Wail, O ships of Tarshish, for Tyre is laid waste, without house or harbor! From the land of Cyprus it is revealed to them. (Ge 10:4; 1Ki 10:22; 1Ki 22:48; Isa 13:1; Isa 23:14; Isa 24:10; Jer 2:10; Jer 25:22; Jer 27:2; Eze 26:2; Joe 3:4; Am 1:9; Zec 9:2)2Be still, O inhabitants of the coast; the merchants of Sidon, who cross the sea, have filled you. (Ge 10:15; Jos 19:28; Isa 23:4; Isa 23:12; Jer 25:22; Jer 27:3; Eze 27:8; Eze 32:30; Joe 3:4; Zec 9:2)3And on many waters your revenue was the grain of Shihor, the harvest of the Nile; you were the merchant of the nations. (Eze 27:3)4Be ashamed, O Sidon, for the sea has spoken, the stronghold of the sea, saying: “I have neither labored nor given birth, I have neither reared young men nor brought up young women.” (Isa 23:2)5When the report comes to Egypt, they will be in anguish over the report about Tyre.6Cross over to Tarshish; wail, O inhabitants of the coast! (Isa 23:12)7Is this your exultant city whose origin is from days of old, whose feet carried her to settle far away? (Ge 10:15)8Who has purposed this against Tyre, the bestower of crowns, whose merchants were princes, whose traders were the honored of the earth?9The Lord of hosts has purposed it, to defile the pompous pride of all glory, to dishonor all the honored of the earth. (Eze 28:7)10Cross over your land like the Nile, O daughter of Tarshish; there is no restraint anymore.11He has stretched out his hand over the sea; he has shaken the kingdoms; the Lord has given command concerning Canaan to destroy its strongholds. (Ex 14:21)12And he said: “You will no more exult, O oppressed virgin daughter of Sidon; arise, cross over to Cyprus, even there you will have no rest.” (Isa 23:1; Isa 23:2; Isa 23:6)13Behold the land of the Chaldeans! This is the people that was not; Assyria destined it for wild beasts. They erected their siege towers, they stripped her palaces bare, they made her a ruin. (2Ki 25:1; Isa 47:1; Isa 48:14)14Wail, O ships of Tarshish, for your stronghold is laid waste. (Isa 23:1)15In that day Tyre will be forgotten for seventy years, like the days of one king. At the end of seventy years, it will happen to Tyre as in the song of the prostitute: (Jer 25:11; Jer 25:22)16“Take a harp; go about the city, O forgotten prostitute! Make sweet melody; sing many songs, that you may be remembered.”17At the end of seventy years, the Lord will visit Tyre, and she will return to her wages and will prostitute herself with all the kingdoms of the world on the face of the earth. (Jer 25:11; Jer 25:22; Re 17:1)18Her merchandise and her wages will be holy to the Lord. It will not be stored or hoarded, but her merchandise will supply abundant food and fine clothing for those who dwell before the Lord.