1The burdenof Tyre. Howl, ye shipsof Tarshish; for it is laid waste, so that there is no house, no entering in: from the landof Chittimit is revealed to them.
2Be still, ye inhabitantsof the isle; thou whom the merchantsof Zidon, that pass overthe sea, have replenished. 3And by greatwatersthe seedof Sihor, the harvestof the river, is her revenue; and she is a martof nations.
4Be thou ashamed, O Zidon: for the seahath spoken, even the strengthof the sea, saying, I travailnot, nor bring forth children, neither do I nourish upyoung men, nor bring upvirgins.
5As at the reportconcerning Egypt, so shall they be sorely painedat the reportof Tyre. 6Pass ye overto Tarshish; howl, ye inhabitantsof the isle. 7 Is this your joyous city, whose antiquity is of ancientdays? her own feetshall carryher afar offto sojourn. 8Who hath taken this counselagainst Tyre, the crowning city, whose merchants are princes, whose traffickers are the honourableof the earth? 9The LORDof hostshath purposedit, to stainthe prideof all glory, and to bring into contemptall the honourableof the earth. 10Passthrough thy landas a river, O daughterof Tarshish: there is no more strength.
11He stretched outhis handover the sea, he shookthe kingdoms: the LORDhath given a commandmentagainst the merchant city, to destroythe strongholds thereof. 12And he said, Thou shalt no morerejoice, O thou oppressedvirgin, daughterof Zidon: arise, pass overto Chittim; there also shalt thou have no rest. 13Behold the landof the Chaldeans; this people was not, till the Assyrianfounded it for them that dwell in the wilderness: they set upthe towersthereof, they raised upthe palaces thereof; and he broughtit to ruin.
14Howl, ye shipsof Tarshish: for your strengthis laid waste. 15And it shall come to pass in that day, that Tyreshall be forgottenseventyyears, according to the daysof oneking: after the endof seventyyearsshall Tyresingas an harlot. 16Takean harp, go aboutthe city, thou harlotthat hast been forgotten; make sweetmelody, sing manysongs, that thou mayest be remembered.
17And it shall come to pass after the endof seventyyears, that the LORDwill visitTyre, and she shall turnto her hire, and shall commit fornicationwith all the kingdomsof the worldupon the faceof the earth. 18And her merchandiseand her hireshall be holinessto the LORD: it shall not be treasurednor laid up; for her merchandiseshall be for them that dwellbeforethe LORD, to eatsufficiently, and for durableclothing.