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The Fall of Tyre

1 The oracle F297 concerning Tyre. R799 Wail, O ships R800 of Tarshish, R801 For Tyre is destroyed, without house or harbor; R802 F298 It is reported to them from the land of Cyprus. R803 F299

2 Be R804 silent, you inhabitants of the coastland,

You merchants of Sidon;

Your F300 messengers crossed the sea

3 And were on many waters.

The R805 grain of the Nile, R806 F301 the harvest of the River was her revenue;

And she was the market R807 of nations.

4 Be ashamed, O Sidon; R808

For the sea speaks, the stronghold of the sea, saying,

"I have neither travailed nor given birth,

I have neither brought up young men nor reared virgins."

5 When the report reaches Egypt,

They will be in anguish R809 at the report of Tyre.

6 Pass over to Tarshish; R810

Wail, O inhabitants of the coastland.

7 Is this your jubilant R811 city,

Whose origin is from antiquity,

Whose feet used to carry her to colonize F302 distant places?

8 Who has planned this against Tyre, the R812 bestower of crowns,

Whose merchants were princes, whose traders were the honored of the earth?

9 The R813 LORD of hosts has planned it, to defile R814 the pride of all beauty,

To despise all the honored R815 of the earth.

10 Overflow F303 your land like the Nile, O daughter of Tarshish,

There is no more restraint. F304

11 He has stretched R816 His hand out over R817 the sea,

He has made R818 the kingdoms tremble;

The LORD has given a command concerning Canaan to demolish R819 its strongholds.

12 He has said, "You R820 shall exult no more, O crushed virgin daughter of Sidon.

Arise, pass over to Cyprus; R821 F305 even there you will find no rest."

13 Behold, the land of the Chaldeans--this is the people which was not; Assyria R822 appointed it for desert R823 creatures--they erected their siege towers, they stripped its palaces, they R824 made it a ruin.

14 Wail, O ships R825 of Tarshish,

For your stronghold is destroyed.

15 Now in that day Tyre will be forgotten for seventy R826 years like the days of one king. At the end of seventy years it will happen to Tyre as in the song of the harlot:

16 Take your harp, walk about the city,

O forgotten harlot;

Pluck the strings skillfully, sing many songs,

That you may be remembered.

17 It will come about at the R827 end of seventy years that the LORD will visit Tyre. Then she will go back to her harlot's wages and will play R828 the harlot with all the kingdoms on F306 the face of the earth. 18 Her gain R829 and her harlot's wages will be set R830 apart to the LORD; it will not be stored up or hoarded, but her gain will become sufficient food and choice attire for those who dwell in the presence of the LORD.
F297: Or burden of
F298: Lit entering
F299: Hebrew Kittim
F300: So DSS; M.T. Who passed over the sea, they replenished you
F301: Hebrew Shihor
F302: Lit sojourn afar off
F303: Lit Pass over
F304: Perhaps girdle or shipyard
F305: Hebrew Kittim
F306: Lit of the earth on the face of the land

R799: Joshua 19:29; 1 Kings 5:1; Jeremiah 25:22; 47:4; Ezekiel 26:1-27:36; Joel 3:4-8; Amos 1:9; Zechariah 9:2-4
R800: Isaiah 2:16
R801: Genesis 10:4; 1 Kings 10:22
R802: Isaiah 24:10
R803: Genesis 10:4; Isaiah 23:12; Ezekiel 27:6
R804: Isaiah 47:5
R805: Isaiah 19:7-9
R806: Joshua 13:3; 1 Chronicles 13:5; Jeremiah 2:18
R807: Ezekiel 27:3-23
R808: Genesis 10:15,19; Joshua 11:8; Judges 10:6; Jeremiah 25:22; 27:3; 47:4; Ezekiel 28:21,22
R809: Exodus 15:14-16; Joshua 2:9-11
R810: Isaiah 23:1
R811: Isaiah 22:2; 32:13
R812: Ezekiel 28:2
R813: Isaiah 2:11; 13:11
R814: Job 1:40:11,12; Daniel 4:37
R815: Isaiah 5:13; 9:15
R816: Exodus 14:21; Isaiah 14:26
R817: Isaiah 19:5; 50:2
R818: Isaiah 13:13
R819: Isaiah 25:2; Zechariah 9:3,4
R820: Ezekiel 26:13,14; Revelation 18:22
R821: Isaiah 23:1
R822: Isaiah 10:5
R823: Isaiah 13:21; 18:6
R824: Isaiah 10:7
R825: Isaiah 2:16; Ezekiel 27:25,26
R826: Jeremiah 25:11,22
R827: Isaiah 23:15
R828: Ezekiel 16:25-29; Nahum 3:4
R829: Psalms 72:10,11; Isaiah 60:5-9; Micah 4:13
R830: Exodus 28:36; Zechariah 14:20


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