New International Version
Be silent, you people of the island and you merchants of Sidon, whom the seafarers have enriched.
King James Bible
Be still, ye inhabitants of the isle; thou whom the merchants of Zidon, that pass over the sea, have replenished.
Darby Bible Translation
Be still, ye inhabitants of the isle! The merchants of Sidon, that pass over the sea, have replenished thee.
World English Bible
Be still, you inhabitants of the coast, you whom the merchants of Sidon, that pass over the sea, have replenished.
Young's Literal Translation
Be silent, ye inhabitants of the isle, Trader of Zidon, passing the sea, they filled thee.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Be still "Be silent" - Silence is a mark of grief and consternation. See Isaiah 47:5. Jeremiah has finely expressed this image: -
"The elders of the daughter of Zion sit on the ground, they are silent:
They have cast up dust on their heads, they have girded themselves with sackcloth.
The virgins of Jerusalem hang down their heads to the ground."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
still. Heb. silent
LibraryThe Agony, and the Consoler
Is this your joyous city, whose antiquity is of ancient days? Isaiah xxiii. 7. It is difficult to describe the agony of terror which fell on the wretched inhabitants of the gayest city of the East when they awoke to a sense of the folly into which they had been driven. These soft Syrians had no real leaders and no settled purpose of rebellion. They had simply yielded to a childish impulse of vexation. They had rebelled against an increase of taxation which might be burdensome, but was by no means …
Frederic William Farrar—Gathering Clouds: A Tale of the Days of St. Chrysostom
On the Interpretation of Scripture
"Sit in silence, go into darkness, queen city of the Babylonians; no more will you be called queen of kingdoms.
"Son of man, set your face against Sidon; prophesy against her
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