8 whose traders are among the great ones of the world?
9 It is Yahweh Sabaoth who has planned it,
9 to bring down her proud majesty,
9 to humble the great ones of the world.
10 Till your land like the valley of the Nile
10 O Daughter of Tarshish,
10 you have no more shipbuilding yard.
11 Yahweh has stretched out his hand
11 over the sea to make kingdoms tremble.
11 He has ordered the destruction
11 of the fortresses of Phoenicia.
12 He has said, Rejoice no longer,
12 ravished virgin daughter of Sidon.
12 Arise, pass over to Cyprus
12 even there you will find no rest.
13 Look at the land of the Chaldeans,
13 a people now of no account.
13 The Assyrians have destined the land
13 to be a place for wild beasts.
13 They have erected siege towers
13 and demolished her bastions,
13 razed her palaces, completely
13 reducing her to ruins.
14 Wail, O ships of Tarshish,
14 for your haven is destroyed.
15 On that day, Tyre will be forgotten for sev enty years, about the span of a kings life. Then at the end of seventy years, it will happen to Tyre as in a harlots song:
16 Take a harp, go about the city, forgotten harlot, sing your sweetest song, play your best melody, that they may remember you.
17 At the end of seventy years, Yahweh will visit Tyre. She will return to her hire and once again play whore with all the kingdoms of the world on the face of the earth. 18 But her wages and activities as harlot will be dedicated to Yah weh, instead of being stored or hoarded. Her profits will go to those who live in the presence of Yahweh, that they may have abundant food and beautiful clothes.