The burden of Tyre. Howl, ye ships of Tarshish; for it is laid waste, so that there
is no house, no entering in: from the land of Chittim it is revealed to them.
Be still, ye inhabitants of the isle; thou whom the merchants of Zidon, that pass
over the sea, have replenished.
And by great waters the seed of Sihor, the harvest of the river, is her revenue;
and she is a mart of nations.
Be thou ashamed, O Zidon: for the sea hath spoken, even the strength of the sea,
saying, I travail not, nor bring forth children, neither do I nourish up young men, nor
bring up virgins.
As at the report concerning Egypt, so shall they be sorely pained at the report of
Pass ye over to Tarshish; howl, ye inhabitants of the isle.
Is this your joyous city, whose antiquity is of ancient days? her own feet shall
carry her afar off to sojourn.
Who hath taken this counsel against Tyre, the crowning city, whose merchants are
princes, whose traffickers are the honourable of the earth?
The LORD of hosts hath purposed it, to stain the pride of all glory, and to bring
into contempt all the honourable of the earth.
Pass through thy land as a river, O daughter of Tarshish: there is no more
He stretched out his hand over the sea, he shook the kingdoms: the LORD hath given
a commandment against the merchant city, to destroy the strong holds thereof.
And he said, Thou shalt no more rejoice, O thou oppressed virgin, daughter of
Zidon: arise, pass over to Chittim; there also shalt thou have no rest.
Behold the land of the Chaldeans; this people was not, till the Assyrian founded it
for them that dwell in the wilderness: they set up the towers thereof, they raised up
the palaces thereof; and he brought it to ruin.
Howl, ye ships of Tarshish: for your strength is laid waste.
And it shall come to pass in that day, that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years,
according to the days of one king: after the end of seventy years shall Tyre sing as an
Take an harp, go about the city, thou harlot that hast been forgotten; make sweet
melody, sing many songs, that thou mayest be remembered.
And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy years, that the LORD will visit
Tyre, and she shall turn to her hire, and shall commit fornication with all the
kingdoms of the world upon the face of the earth.
And her merchandise and her hire shall be holiness to the LORD: it shall not be
treasured nor laid up; for her merchandise shall be for them that dwell before the
LORD, to eat sufficiently, and for durable clothing.