Isaiah 23


The Word Concerning Tyre

The matter of Tyre. Shriek O boats of Carthage! For she perished, and no longer do they come from out of the land of Chittim; she is led captive. To whom [8likened 1have 7become 2the ones 3dwelling 4in 5the 6island]; traders of Phoenicia passing through the sea; in [2water 1much]; a seed of traders; [5as 6a harvest 7being carried in 1the 2traders 3of the 4nations]. Be ashamed, O Sidon, said the sea! Even the strength of the sea said, I travailed not, nor gave birth, nor nourished young ones, nor raised up virgins. But whenever [2audible 1it should become] in Egypt, [2shall overtake them 1grief] concerning Tyre. Go forth to Carthage! Shriek! O ones dwelling in this island. [3not 2this 1Was] your insolence, the one from the beginning, before she was delivered up? Who planned these things against Tyre? [2she inferior 1Is] or not strong? Her merchants were the glorious rulers of the earth. The  lord of Hosts plans to disable all the insolence of the glorious ones, and to dishonor every glorious thing upon the earth. 10 Work your land! for even boats no longer come from out of Carthage. 11  And your hand no longer prevails against the sea, O one provoking kings. The  lord of Hosts gave charge concerning Canaan, to destroy her strength. 12 And they shall say, No longer in any way should you proceed to insult and to wrong the daughter of Zion; and if you should go forth to Chittim, not even there shall be rest to you. 13 And if you depart unto the land of the Chaldeans, even this was made desolate from the Assyrians, not even there [2to you 1will be rest], for her wall has fallen. 14 Shriek! boats of Carthage, for [2is destroyed 1your fortress]. 15 And it will be in that day, Tyre shall be forsaken [2years 1for seventy], as the time [2king 1of one], as the time of a man. And after seventy years Tyre will be as the song of a harlot. 16 Take a harp! Stray! [2city 1O harlot] being forgotten. [2well 1Play the harp]! [2much 1Sing]! that the memory of you takes place. 17 And it will be after the seventy years, [3a visit 2will make 1God] to Tyre, and again she shall be restored to her ancient state; and she shall be a market-place for all the kingdoms of the inhabitable world upon the face of the earth. 18 And [5will be 1her 2trade 3and 4wage] holy to the  lord. [2not 4to them 1It shall 3be brought], but to the ones dwelling before the  lord, even all her trade, to eat and to drink, and be filled, and for a compact memorial before the  lord.
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