A Prophecy Against Tyre

23 A prophecy against Tyre:(A)

Wail,(B) you ships(C) of Tarshish!(D)
    For Tyre is destroyed(E)
    and left without house or harbor.
From the land of Cyprus
    word has come to them.

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10 The ruined city(A) lies desolate;(B)
    the entrance to every house is barred.

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10 The fortified city stands desolate,(A)
    an abandoned settlement, forsaken(B) like the wilderness;
there the calves graze,(C)
    there they lie down;(D)
    they strip its branches bare.

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14 The fortress(A) will be abandoned,
    the noisy city deserted;(B)
citadel and watchtower(C) will become a wasteland forever,
    the delight of donkeys,(D) a pasture for flocks,(E)

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11 The desert owl[a](A) and screech owl[b] will possess it;
    the great owl[c] and the raven(B) will nest there.
God will stretch out over Edom(C)
    the measuring line of chaos(D)
    and the plumb line(E) of desolation.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 34:11 The precise identification of these birds is uncertain.
  2. Isaiah 34:11 The precise identification of these birds is uncertain.
  3. Isaiah 34:11 The precise identification of these birds is uncertain.