Chapter 23
The burden of Tyre. Howl, you ships of Tarshish! For it is laid waste, so that there is no house, no entering in. From the land of Kittim it is revealed to them.
Be still, you inhabitants of the coast, you whom the merchants of Sidon, that pass over the sea, have replenished.
On great waters, the seed of the Shihor, the harvest of the Nile, was his revenue. He was the market of nations.
Be ashamed, Sidon; for the sea has spoken, the stronghold of the sea, saying, "I have not travailed, nor brought forth, neither have I nourished young women, nor brought up virgins."
When the report comes to Egypt, they will be in anguish at the report of Tyre.
Pass over to Tarshish! Wail, you inhabitants of the coast!
Is this your joyous city, whose antiquity is of ancient days, whose feet carried him far away to travel?
Who has planned this against Tyre, the giver of crowns, whose merchants are princesses, whose traffickers are the honorable of the earth?
Yahweh of Armies has planned it, to stain the pride of all glory, to bring into contempt all the honorable of the earth.
Pass through your land like the Nile, son of Tarshish. There is no restraint any more.
She has stretched out her hand over the sea. She has shaken the kingdoms. Yahweh has ordered the destruction of Canaan's strongholds.
She said, "You shall rejoice no more, you oppressed virgin son of Sidon. Arise, pass over to Kittim. Even there you will have no rest."
Behold, the land of the Chaldeans. This people was not. The Assyrians founded it for those who dwell in the wilderness. They set up their towers. They overthrew its palaces. They made it a ruin.
Howl, you ships of Tarshish, for your stronghold is laid waste!
It will come to pass in that day that Tyre will be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one queen. After the end of seventy years it will be to Tyre like in the song of the philanderer.
Take a harp; go about the city, you philanderer that has been forgotten. Make sweet melody. Sing many songs, that you may be remembered.
It will happen after the end of seventy years that Yahweh will visit Tyre, and he shall return to his wages, and will play the philanderer with all the kingdoms of the world on the surface of the earth.
His merchandise and his wages will be holiness to Yahweh. It will not be treasured nor laid up; for his merchandise will be for those who dwell before Yahweh, to eat sufficiently, and for durable clothing.