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Isaiah 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.

2  Be still, ye inhabitants of the isle; thou whom the merchants of Zidon, that pass over the sea, have replenished.

3  And by great waters the seed of Sihor, the harvest of the river, is her revenue; and she is a mart of nations.

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.

5  As at the report concerning Egypt, so shall they be sorely pained at the report of Tyre.

6  Pass ye over to Tarshish; howl, ye inhabitants of the isle.

7  Is this your joyous city, whose antiquity is of ancient days? her own feet shall carry her afar off to sojourn.

8  Who hath taken this counsel against Tyre, the crowning city, whose merchants are princes, whose traffickers are the honourable of the earth?

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.

10  Pass through thy land as a river, O daughter of Tarshish: there is no more strength.



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