ISA-23:1 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.

ISA-23:2 Be still, ye inhabitants of the isle; thou whom the

merchants of Zidon, that pass over the sea, have replenished.

ISA-23:3 And by great waters the seed of Sihor, the harvest of

the river, [is] her revenue; and she is a mart of nations.

ISA-23:4 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.

ISA-23:5 As at the report concerning Egypt, [so] shall they be

sorely pained at the report of Tyre.

ISA-23:6 Pass ye over to Tarshish; howl, ye inhabitants of the


ISA-23:7 [Is] this your joyous [city], whose antiquity [is] of

ancient days? her own feet shall carry her afar off to sojourn.

ISA-23:8 Who hath taken this counsel against Tyre, the crowning

[city], whose merchants [are] princes, whose traffickers [are]

the honourable of the earth?

ISA-23:9 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.

ISA-23:10 Pass through thy land as a river, O daughter of

Tarshish: [there is] no more strength.

ISA-23:11 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.

ISA-23:12 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.

ISA-23:13 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.

ISA-23:14 Howl, ye ships of Tarshish: for your strength is laid


ISA-23:15 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 harlot.

ISA-23:16 Take an harp, go about the city, thou harlot that hast

been forgotten; make sweet melody, sing many songs, that thou

mayest be remembered.

ISA-23:17 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.

ISA-23:18 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.