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.
1 A message concerning Tyre. "Wail, you ships of Tarshish, for Tyre is destroyed and is without house or harbor! From the land of Cyprus it was revealed to them.
2 Be still, ye inhabitants of the isle; thou whom the merchants of Zidon, that pass over the sea, have replenished.
2 "Be silent, you inhabitants of the coast, you merchants of Sidon, whose messengers crossed over the sea,
3 And by great waters the seed of Sihor, the harvest of the river, is her revenue; and she is a mart of nations.
3 and were on mighty waters. Her revenue was the grain of Shihor, the harvest of the Nile; and she became the marketplace 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.
4 Be ashamed Sidon, the stronghold of the sea,for the sea has spoken:“I have not been in labor or given birth.I have not raised young menor brought up young women.”
4 Be ashamed, Sidon, because the sea has spoken, the fortress of the sea: I have neither been in labor nor given birth, I have neither reared young men nor brought up young women."
4 Be ashamed, O Sidon [mother-city of Tyre, now like a widow bereaved of her children];For the sea speaks, the stronghold of the sea, saying,“I have neither labored nor given birth [to children];I have neither brought up young men nor reared virgins.”
5 As at the report concerning Egypt, so shall they be sorely pained at the report of Tyre.
5 When the news reaches Egypt, they will be in anguish at the report about Tyre.
5 When the report reaches Egypt,They will be in agony at the report about Tyre.
6 Pass ye over to Tarshish; howl, ye inhabitants of the isle.
6 Cross over to Tarshish;wail, inhabitants of the coastland!
6 "You who are crossing over to Tarshish Wail, you inhabitants of the coast!
6 Cross over to Tarshish [to seek safety as exiles];Wail, O inhabitants of the coastland [of Tyre].
7 Is this your joyous city, whose antiquity is of ancient days? her own feet shall carry her afar off to sojourn.
7 Is this your jubilant city,whose origin was in ancient times,whose feet have taken herto settle far away?
7 Is this your exciting city, that was founded long ago, whose feet carried her to settle in far-off lands?
7 Is this your jubilant city,Whose origin dates back to antiquity,Whose feet used to carry her [far away] to colonize distant places?
8 Who hath taken this counsel against Tyre, the crowning city, whose merchants are princes, whose traffickers are the honourable of the earth?
8 Who planned this against Tyre,the bestower of crowns,whose traders are princes,whose merchants are the honored ones of the earth?
8 Who has planned this against Tyre, that bestower of crowns, whose merchants were princes, whose traders were the most renowned on earth?
8 Who has planned this against Tyre, the bestower of crowns,Whose merchants were princes, whose traders were the honored 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.
9 The Lord of Hosts planned it,to desecrate all its glorious beauty,to disgrace all the honored ones of the earth.
9 The LORD of the Heavenly Armies has planned it to neutralize all the hubris of grandeur, to discredit all the renowned men of earth.
9 The Lord of hosts has planned it, to defile the pride of all beauty,To bring into contempt and humiliation all the honored of the earth.
10 Pass through thy land as a river, O daughter of Tarshish: there is no more strength.
10 "Cultivate your land like the Nile, you daughter of Tarshish; for there is no longer a harbor.
10 Overflow your land like [the overflow of] the Nile, O Daughter of Tarshish;There is no more restraint [on you to make you pay tribute to Tyre].
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.
11 He has stretched out his hand over the sea; he has made kingdoms tremble. The LORD has issued orders concerning Canaan to destroy its strongholds.
11 He has stretched out His hand over the sea,He has shaken the kingdoms;The Lord has given a command concerning Canaan to destroy her strongholds and her fortresses [like Tyre and Sidon].
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.
12 And he said: "You will revel no longer, you virgin daughter of Sidon, now crushed. Get up, cross over to Cyprus but even there you will find no rest.'"
12 He has said, “You shall never again exult [in triumph], O crushed Virgin Daughter of Sidon.Arise, cross over to Cyprus; even there you will find no rest.”
13 Behold, the land of the Chaldeans—this is the people which was not; (X)Assyria appointed it for (Y)desert creatures—they erected their siege towers, they stripped its palaces, (Z)they made it a ruin.
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.
13 Look at the land of the Chaldeans—a people who no longer exist.Assyria destined it for desert creatures.They set up their siege towersand stripped its palaces.They made it a ruin.
13 "Look at the land of the Chaldeans! This is a people that no longer exist; Assyria destined her for desert creatures. They raised up her siege towers, they stripped her fortresses bare and turned her into a ruin.
14 Howl, ye ships of Tarshish: for your strength is laid waste.
14 Wail, ships of Tarshish,because your fortress is destroyed!
14 Wail, you ships of Tarshish, because your stronghold is destroyed!"
14 Wail, O ships of Tarshish,For your stronghold [of Tyre] is destroyed.
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.
15 On that day Tyre will be forgotten for 70 years—the life span of one king. At the end of 70 years, what the song says about the prostitute will happen to Tyre:
15 It will happen at that time that Tyre will be forgotten for 70 years, the span of a king's life. Then, at the end of those 70 years, it will turn out for Tyre as in the prostitute's song:
15 Now in that day Tyre will be forgotten for seventy years, like the days of one king. At the end of seventy years it will happen to Tyre as in the prostitute’s song:
16 Take your harp, walk about the city,O forgotten harlot;Pluck the strings skillfully, sing many songs,That you may be remembered.
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.
16 Pick up your lyre,stroll through the city,prostitute forgotten by men.Play skillfully,sing many a song,and you will be thought of again.
16 "Take a harp; walk around the city, you forgotten whore! Make sweet melody; sing many songs, and perhaps you'll be remembered."
16 Take a harp, walk around the city,O forgotten prostitute;Play the strings skillfully, sing many songs,That you may be remembered.
17 It will come about at (AC)the end of seventy years that the Lord will visit Tyre. Then she will go back to her harlot’s wages and will (AD)play the harlot with all the kingdoms (j)on the face of the earth.
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.
17 At the end of 70 years, the LORD will deal with Tyre, at which time she'll return to her courtesan's trade, and prostitute herself with the kingdoms of the world on the surface of the earth.
17 It will come to pass at the end of seventy years that the Lord will remember Tyre. Then she will return to her prostitute’s wages and will play the [role of a] prostitute [by trading] with all the kingdoms on the face of the earth.
18 Her (AE)gain and her harlot’s wages will be (AF)set 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.
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.
18 But her profits and wages will be dedicated to the Lord. They will not be stored or saved, for her profit will go to those who live in the Lord’s presence, to provide them with ample food and sacred clothing.
18 Nevertheless, her profits and her earnings will be dedicated to the LORD; they will not be stored up or hoarded but her profits will go to those who live in the LORD's presence, for abundant food and choice clothing.
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