Wail, you ships of Tarshish!
For it is laid waste,
So that there is no house, no harbor;
From the land of 2Cyprus it is revealed to them.
You merchants of Sidon,
3Whom those who cross the sea have filled.
The harvest of 4the River, is her revenue;
And bshe is a marketplace for the nations.
For the sea has spoken,
The strength of the sea, saying,
“I do not labor, nor bring forth children;
Neither do I rear young men,
Nor bring up virgins.”
5 cWhen the report reaches Egypt,
They also will be in agony at the report of Tyre.
Wail, you inhabitants of the coastland!
7 Is this your djoyous city,
Whose antiquity is from ancient days,
Whose feet carried her far off to dwell?
8 Who has taken this counsel against Tyre, ethe crowning city,
Whose merchants are princes,
Whose traders are the honorable of the earth?
9 The Lord of hosts has fpurposed it,
To bring into contempt all the honorable of the earth.
10 Overflow through your land like 6the River,
O daughter of Tarshish;
There is no more 7strength.
He shook the kingdoms;
The Lord has given a commandment hagainst Canaan
To destroy its strongholds.
O you oppressed virgin daughter of Sidon.
Arise, icross over to Cyprus;
There also you will have no rest.”
13 Behold, the land of the jChaldeans,
This people which was not;
Assyria founded it for kwild beasts of the desert.
They set up its towers,
They raised up its palaces,
And brought it to ruin.
14 lWail, you ships of Tarshish!
For your strength is laid waste.
You forgotten harlot;
Make sweet melody, sing many songs,
That you may be remembered.”
17 And it shall be, at the end of seventy years, that the Lord will deal with Tyre. She will return to her hire, and mcommit fornication with all the kingdoms of the world on the face of the earth. 18 Her gain and her pay nwill be set apart for the Lord; it will not be treasured nor laid up, for her gain will be for those who dwell before the Lord, to eat sufficiently, and for 8fine clothing.
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