Isaías 23

1 The burden of Tyre. Howl, you{+} ships of Tarshish; for it is laid waste, so that there is no house, no access: from the land of Kittim it is revealed to them.

2 Be still, you{+} inhabitants of the coast, O merchants of Sidon, your messengers passed over the sea.

3 And on great waters the seed of the Shihor, the harvest of the Nile, was her revenue; and she was the mart of nations.

4 Be ashamed, O Sidon; for the sea has spoken, the stronghold of the sea, saying, I haven't travailed, nor brought forth, neither have I nourished young men, nor brought up virgins.

5 When the report comes to Egypt, they will be very pained at the report of Tyre.

6 Pass{+} over to Tarshish; wail, you{+} inhabitants of the coast.

7 Is this your{+} joyous [city], whose antiquity is of ancient days, whose feet carried her far off to sojourn?

8 Who has purposed this against Tyre, the bestower of crowns, whose merchants are princes, whose traffickers are the honorable of the earth?

9 Yahweh of hosts has purposed it, to stain the pride of all glory, to bring into contempt all the honorable of the earth.

10 Pass through your land as the Nile, O daughter of Tarshish; there is no restraint anymore.

11 He has stretched out his hand over the sea, he has shaken the kingdoms: Yahweh has given commandment concerning Canaan, to destroy its strongholds.

12 And he said, You will no more rejoice, O you oppressed virgin daughter of Sidon: arise, pass over to Kittim; even there you will have no rest.

13 Look, the land of the Chaldeans: this people was not; the Assyrian founded it for those who dwell in the wilderness; they set up their towers; they overthrew its palaces; they made it a ruin.

14 Howl, you{+} ships of Tarshish; for your{+} stronghold is laid waste.

15 And it will come to pass in that day, that Tyre will be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king: after the end of seventy years it will be to Tyre as in the song of the prostitute.

16 Take a harp, go about the city, you prostitute that has been forgotten; make sweet melody, sing many songs, that you may be remembered.

17 And it will come to pass after the end of seventy years, that Yahweh will visit Tyre, and she will return to her hire, and will prostitute with all the kingdoms of the world on the face of the earth.

18 And her merchandise and her wages will be holiness to Yahweh: it will not be treasured nor laid up; for her merchandise will be for those who dwell before Yahweh, to eat sufficiently, and for durable clothing.