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23 A prophecy against Tyre:s
For Tyre is destroyedw
and left without house or harbor.
From the land of Cyprus
word has come to them.
2 Be silent,x you people of the island
whom the seafarers have enriched.
came the grain of the Shihor;a
and she became the marketplace of the nations.
4 Be ashamed, Sidon,d and you fortress of the sea,
for the sea has spoken:
“I have neither been in labor nor given birth;e
I have neither reared sons nor brought up daughters.”
6 Cross over to Tarshish;h
wail, you people of the island.
7 Is this your city of revelry,i
the old, old city,
whose feet have taken her
to settle in far-off lands?
the bestower of crowns,
whose merchantsj are princes,
whose tradersk are renowned in the earth?
9 The Lord Almighty plannedl it,
to bring downm her pride in all her splendor
10 Tillb your land as they do along the Nile,
for you no longer have a harbor.
11 The Lord has stretched out his handp over the sea
and made its kingdoms tremble.q
He has given an order concerning Phoenicia
that her fortresses be destroyed.r
12 He said, “No more of your reveling,s
Virgin Daughtert Sidon, now crushed!
“Up, cross over to Cyprus;u
even there you will find no rest.”
this people that is now of no account!
The Assyriansw have made it
a place for desert creatures;x
they raised up their siege towers,y
they stripped its fortresses bare
and turned it into a ruin.z
your fortress is destroyed!c
you forgotten prostitute;f
play the harp well, sing many a song,
so that you will be remembered.”
17 At the end of seventy years,g the Lord will deal with Tyre. She will return to her lucrative prostitutionh and will ply her trade with all the kingdoms on the face of the earth.i 18 Yet her profit and her earnings will be set apart for the Lord;j they will not be stored up or hoarded. Her profits will go to those who live before the Lord,k for abundant food and fine clothes.l
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