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16 Take a harp,
    go about the city,
    you forgotten prostitute!
Make sweet melody,
    sing many songs,
    that you may be remembered.

17 At the end of seventy years, the Lord will visit Tyre, and she will return to her trade, and will prostitute herself with all the kingdoms of the world on the face of the earth. 18 Her merchandise and her wages will be dedicated to the Lord; her profits[a] will not be stored or hoarded, but her merchandise will supply abundant food and fine clothing for those who live in the presence of the Lord.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 23:18 Heb it

16 “Take up a harp, walk through the city,
    you forgotten prostitute;(A)
play the harp well, sing many a song,
    so that you will be remembered.”

17 At the end of seventy years,(B) the Lord will deal with Tyre. She will return to her lucrative prostitution(C) and will ply her trade with all the kingdoms on the face of the earth.(D) 18 Yet her profit and her earnings will be set apart for the Lord;(E) they will not be stored up or hoarded. Her profits will go to those who live before the Lord,(F) for abundant food and fine clothes.(G)

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