Isaiah 23
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The Burden against Tyre
(Ezekiel 26:1–21)

1The burden of Tyre. Wail, ye ships of Tarshish, for it was laid waste from a house from going in: from the land of Chittim it was uncovered to them.

2Be ye silent, O inhabitants of the isle; the merchants of Zidon passing over the sea filled thee.

3On many waters the seed of Sihor, the harvest of the river her produce; and she shall be the emporium of nations.

4Be thou ashamed, O Zidon: for the sea said, the strength of the sea, saying, I was not pained, I brought not forth, and I caused not youths to grow, and I raised not up virgins.

5As the hearing to Egypt; they shall be pained as the hearing of Tyre.

6Pass ye through Tarshish; wail, ye inhabitants of the isle.

7This to you the exulting from the days of old, her beginning; her feet shall fail her sojourning from far off.

8Who will counsel this against Tyre, encircled with a crown, whom her merchants, chiefs; her merchants the honored of the earth.

9Jehovah of armies purposed it to profane the pride of all glory, to make light all the honored of the earth.

10Pass through thy land as a river, thou daughter of Tarshish: no more girding.

11He stretched forth his hand over the sea, he disquieted kingdoms: Jehovah commanded to Canaan to destroy her fortress.

12And he will say, Thou shalt no more add to exalt, thou violated virgin, daughter of Zidon: arise, pass over to Chittim; also there it shall not be rest to thee.

13Behold the land of the Chaldees; this people was not; Assur founded it for the inhabitants of the desert: they set up its watch-towers, they raised up its fortresses, he set it for ruins.

14Wail, ye ships of Tarshish: your strength was laid waste.

15And it was in that day, and Tyre was forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king: from the end of seventy years it shall be to Tyre as the song of a harlot.

16Take a harp, go about the city, O harlot having been forgotten; be cheerful, playing on the instrument; increase the song so that thou shalt be remembered.

17And it was from the end of seventy years, Jehovah will review Tyre, and she turned back to her gift, and she committed fornication with all the kingdoms of the land upon the face of the earth. 18And her traffic and her gift holy to Jehovah: it shall not be treasured up, and it shall not be laid up; for to those dwelling before Jehovah her traffic shall be for eating to be satisfied, and for a splendid covering.

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated Literally From The Original Tongues by Julia E. Smith

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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