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16 “Take a harp;
    walk around the city,
        you forgotten whore!
Make sweet melody;
    sing many songs,
        and perhaps you’ll be remembered.”

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[a] of the world on the surface of the earth. 18 Nevertheless, her profits and her earnings will be dedicated[b] 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,[c] for abundant food and choice clothing.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 23:17 So 1QIsaa; MT LXX read all the kingdoms
  2. Isaiah 23:18 Or given
  3. Isaiah 23:18 So 1QIsaa MT; 4QIsac reads but will be for those who live in the Lord’s presence. And her profits will be

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