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Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:1 - The oracle concerning Tyre. Wail, O ships of Tarshish, for Tyre is laid waste, without house or haven! From the land of Cyprus it is revealed to them.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:2 - Be still, O inhabitants of the coast, O merchants of Sidon; your messengers passed over the sea

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:3 - and were on many waters; your revenue was the grain of Shihor, the harvest of the Nile; you were the merchant of the nations.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:4 - Be ashamed, O Sidon, for the sea has spoken, the stronghold of the sea, saying: "I have neither travailed nor given birth, I have neither reared young men nor brought up virgins."

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:5 - When the report comes to Egypt, they will be in anguish over the report about Tyre.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:6 - Pass over to Tarshish, wail, O inhabitants of the coast!

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:7 - Is this your exultant city whose origin is from days of old, whose feet carried her to settle afar?

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:8 - Who has purposed this against Tyre, the bestower of crowns, whose merchants were princes, whose traders were the honored of the earth?

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:9 - The LORD of hosts has purposed it, to defile the pride of all glory, to dishonor all the honored of the earth.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:10 - Overflow your land like the Nile, O daughter of Tarshish; there is no restraint any more.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:11 - He has stretched out his hand over the sea, he has shaken the kingdoms; the LORD has given command concerning Canaan to destroy its strongholds.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:12 - And he said: "You will no more exult, O oppressed virgin daughter of Sidon; arise, pass over to Cyprus, even there you will have no rest."

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:13 - Behold the land of the Chalde'ans! This is the people; it was not Assyria. They destined Tyre for wild beasts. They erected their siegetowers, they razed her palaces, they made her a ruin.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:14 - Wail, O ships of Tarshish, for your stronghold is laid waste.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:15 - In 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 harlot:

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:16 - "Take a harp, go about the city, O forgotten harlot! Make sweet melody, sing many songs, that you may be remembered."

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:17 - At the end of seventy years, the LORD will visit Tyre, and she will return to her hire, and will play the harlot with all the kingdoms of the world upon the face of the earth.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:18 - Her merchandise and her hire will be dedicated 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.

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