you whom the merchants of Sidon
that pass over the sea have replenished.
the seed of the Shihor,
the harvest of the Nile,
was her revenue.
She was the market of nations.
for the sea has spoken,
the stronghold of the sea, saying,
“I have not travailed, nor brought forth,
neither have I nourished young men
nor brought up virgins.”
they will be in anguish at the report of Tyre.
Wail, you inhabitants of the coast!
whose antiquity is of ancient days,
whose feet carried her
far away to travel?
the giver of crowns,
whose merchants are rulers,
whose traders are the honorable of the earth?
to stain the pride of all glory,
to bring into contempt all the honorable of the earth.
There is no restraint any more.
He has shaken the kingdoms.
Yahweh has ordered
the destruction of Canaan’s strongholds.
“You will rejoice no more,
you oppressed virgin daughter of Sidon.
Arise, pass over to Kittim.
Even there you will have no rest.”
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.
for your stronghold is laid waste!
go about the city,
you prostitute that has been forgotten.
Make sweet melody.
Sing many songs,
that you may be remembered.
17It will happen after the end of seventy years that Yahweh will visit Tyre, and she will return to her wages and will prostitute herself with all the kingdoms of the world on the surface of the earth.
18Her merchandise and her wages will be holiness to Yahweh. It will not be treasured nor laid up; for her merchandise will be for those who dwell before Yahweh, to eat sufficiently, and for durable clothing.