Book of Isaiah
Chapter 23 - King James Version
1The burden against Tyre. Wail you ships
of Tarshish! For it is laid waste! For it is laid waste, so
that there is no house, no harbor; From the land of Cyprus
it is revealed to them.
2 Be still, you inhabitants of the
coastland, you merchants of Sidon, whom those who cross the
sea have filled.
3 And on great waters the grain of Shihor,
the harvest of the River, is her revenue; And she is a
marketplace for the nations.
4 Be ashamed, O Sidon; 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
5 When the report comes to Egypt, they
be in agony
at the report of Tyre.
6 Cross over to Tarshish; Wail,
inhabitants of the coastland!
7 Is this your joyous
city, whose antiquity is from ancient days, whose feet
carried her far off
8 Who has taken this counsel against
Tyre, the crowning city, whose merchants are princes, whose
are the honorable of the earth?
9 The Lord of hosts
has purposed it, to bring dishonor the pride of all glory,
into contempt all the honorable of the earth.
10 Overflow through your land like the
River, O daughter of Tarshish;
is no more strength.
11 He stretched out
His hand over
sea, He shook the kingdoms; The Lord has
given a commandment against Canaan to destroy its strongholds.
said, "You will rejoice no more, O you oppressed
virgin daughter of Sidon. Arise, cross over to Cyprus;
have no rest."
13 Behold, the land of
this people which was not; Assyria founded
it for wild beasts of the desert.
They set up its towers, they raised
up its palaces, and
brought it to ruin.
14 Wail, you ships
of Tarshish! For your strength
is laid waste.
15 Now it shall come
to pass in that day that Tyre will be forgotten seventy
of one king. At the end of seventy
happen to Tyre as in the song of the harlot:
16 "Take a harp, go about
the city, 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
She will return to her pay,
and commit fornication with all
kingdoms of the world on the
face of the earth.
gain and her pay will be set
apart for the
will not be
treasured nor laid up, for
her gain will be for those who dwell before the Lord, to
eat sufficiently, and
for fine clothing.
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