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Isaiah 23:14

    Isaiah 23:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Howl, ye ships of Tarshish: for your strength is laid waste.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Howl, you ships of Tarshish: for your strength is laid waste.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Howl, ye ships of Tarshish; for your stronghold is laid waste.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let a cry of sorrow go up, O ships of Tarshish: because your strong place is made waste.

    Webster's Revision

    Howl, ye ships of Tarshish; for your stronghold is laid waste.

    World English Bible

    Howl, you ships of Tarshish, for your stronghold is laid waste!

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Howl, ye ships of Tarshish: for your strong hold is laid waste.

    Clarke's Commentary on Isaiah 23:14

    Howl, ye shops - The Prophet Ezekiel hath enlarged upon this part of the same subject with great force and elegance: -

    "Thus saith the Lord Jehovah concerning Tyre: -

    At the sound of thy fall, at the cry of the wounded,

    At the great slaughter in the midst of thee, shall not the islands tremble?

    And shall not all the princes of the sea descend from their thrones,

    And lay aside their robes, and strip off their embroidered garments?

    They shall clothe themselves with trembling, they shall sit on the ground;

    They shall tremble every moment, they shall be astonished at thee.

    And they shall utter a lamentation over thee, and shall say unto thee:

    How art thou lost, thou that wast inhabited from the seas!

    The renowned city, that was strong in the sea, she and her inhabitants!

    That struck with terror all her neighbors!

    Now shall the coasts tremble in the day of thy fall,

    And the isles that are in the sea shall be troubled at thy departure."

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 23:14

    "Howl ... Isaiah 23:1.

    For your strength - That which has been your support and strength; to wit, Tyre (compare Ezekiel 26:15-18).

    Wesley's Notes on Isaiah 23:14

    23:14 Your strength - The city of Tyre, where you found safety and wealth.