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16 “Take a harp,
    go around the city, forgotten prostitute!
Do it well, playing a stringed instrument!
    Make numerous songs,[a] that you may be remembered.”

17 And this shall happen:

at the end of seventy years,[b] Yahweh will visit Tyre,

and she will return to her harlot’s wages,
    and she will commit fornication
with all the kingdoms of the world on the face of the earth.

18 And this shall happen:

her merchandise and her harlot’s wages will be set apart for Yahweh;

it will not be stored up,
    and it will not be hoarded,
but her merchandise will be for those who live before the presence[c] of Yahweh,
    for eating to satiation and for fine clothing.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 23:16 Hebrew “song”
  2. Isaiah 23:17 Hebrew “year”
  3. Isaiah 23:18 Literally “face”

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