Isaiah 23:2
New International Version
Be silent, you people of the island and you merchants of Sidon, whom the seafarers have enriched.

New Living Translation
Mourn in silence, you people of the coast and you merchants of Sidon. Your traders crossed the sea,

English Standard Version
Be still, O inhabitants of the coast; the merchants of Sidon, who cross the sea, have filled you.

Berean Study Bible
Be silent, O dwellers of the coastland, you merchants of Sidon, whom the seafarers have enriched.

New American Standard Bible
Be silent, you inhabitants of the coastland, You merchants of Sidon; Your messengers crossed the sea

King James Bible
Be still, ye inhabitants of the isle; thou whom the merchants of Zidon, that pass over the sea, have replenished.

Christian Standard Bible
Mourn, inhabitants of the coastland, you merchants of Sidon; your agents have crossed the sea

Contemporary English Version
Mourn in silence, you shop owners of Sidon, you people on the coast. Your sailors crossed oceans, making your city rich.

Good News Translation
Wail, you merchants of Sidon! You sent agents

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Mourn, inhabitants of the coastland, you merchants of Sidon; your agents have crossed the sea

International Standard Version
"Be silent, you inhabitants of the coast, you merchants of Sidon, whose messengers crossed over the sea,

NET Bible
Lament, you residents of the coast, you merchants of Sidon who travel over the sea, whose agents sail over

New Heart English Bible
Be still, you inhabitants of the coast, you whom the merchants of Sidon, that pass over the sea, have replenished.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Be silent, you inhabitants of the coastland, you merchants from Sidon. Your messengers have crossed the sea.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Be still, ye inhabitants of the coast-land; Thou whom the merchants of Zidon, that pass over the sea, have replenished.

New American Standard 1977
Be silent, you inhabitants of the coastland, You merchants of Sidon; Your messengers crossed the sea

Jubilee Bible 2000
Be still, ye inhabitants of the isle; thou mart of Zidon, that by passing over the sea thou wert replenished.

King James 2000 Bible
Be still, you inhabitants of the coast; you whom the merchants of Sidon, that pass over the sea, have replenished.

American King James Version
Be still, you inhabitants of the isle; you whom the merchants of Zidon, that pass over the sea, have replenished.

American Standard Version
Be still, ye inhabitants of the coast, thou whom the merchants of Sidon, that pass over the sea, have replenished.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
To whom are the dwellers in the island become like, the merchants of Phoenice, passing over the sea

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be silent, you that dwell in the island: the merchants of Sidon passing over the sea, have filled thee.

Darby Bible Translation
Be still, ye inhabitants of the isle! The merchants of Sidon, that pass over the sea, have replenished thee.

English Revised Version
Be still, ye inhabitants of the isle; thou whom the merchants of Zidon, that pass over the sea, have replenished.

Webster's Bible Translation
Be still, ye inhabitants of the isle; thou whom the merchants of Zidon, that pass over the sea, have replenished.

World English Bible
Be still, you inhabitants of the coast, you whom the merchants of Sidon, that pass over the sea, have replenished.

Young's Literal Translation
Be silent, ye inhabitants of the isle, Trader of Zidon, passing the sea, they filled thee.
Study Bible
The Fall of Tyre
1This is an oracle concerning Tyre: Wail, O ships of Tarshish, for Tyre is laid waste, without house or harbor. Word has reached them from the land of Cyprus. 2Be silent, O dwellers of the coastland, you merchants of Sidon, whom the seafarers have enriched. 3On the great waters came the grain of Shihor; the harvest of the Nile was the revenue of Tyre; she was the merchant of the nations.…
Cross References
Isaiah 47:5
Sit in silence and go into darkness, O Daughter of Chaldea. For you will no longer be called the queen of kingdoms.

Ezekiel 28:21
"Son of man, set your face against Sidon and prophesy against her.

Treasury of Scripture

Be still, you inhabitants of the isle; you whom the merchants of Zidon, that pass over the sea, have replenished.

still.

Isaiah 41:1
Keep silence before me, O islands; and let the people renew their strength: let them come near; then let them speak: let us come near together to judgment.

Isaiah 47:5
Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called, The lady of kingdoms.

Psalm 46:10
Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

the isle

Ezekiel 27:3,4
And say unto Tyrus, O thou that art situate at the entry of the sea, which art a merchant of the people for many isles, Thus saith the Lord GOD; O Tyrus, thou hast said, I am of perfect beauty…

Ezekiel 28:2
Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:

the merchants

Ezekiel 27:8
The inhabitants of Zidon and Arvad were thy mariners: thy wise men, O Tyrus, that were in thee, were thy pilots.







Lexicon
Be silent,
דֹּ֖מּוּ (dōm·mū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1826: To be dumb, to be astonished, to stop, to perish

O dwellers
יֹ֣שְׁבֵי (yō·šə·ḇê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

of the coastland,
אִ֑י (’î)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 339: A habitable spot, dry land, a coast, an island

you merchants
סֹחֵ֥ר (sō·ḥêr)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5503: To go around or about, travel about

of Sidon,
צִיד֛וֹן (ṣî·ḏō·wn)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6721: Sidon -- a Phoenician city on the Mediterranean coast, also a son of Canaan

whom the seafarers
עֹבֵ֥ר (‘ō·ḇêr)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on

have enriched.
מִלְאֽוּךְ׃ (mil·’ūḵ)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person common plural | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4390: To fill, be full of
(2) Inhabitants of the isle . . .--Better, coast. The word was specially appropriate to the narrow seaboard strip of land occupied by the Ph?nicians--Zidon, the older city, the "great Zidon" of Joshua 11:8; Joshua 19:28, appearing as the representative of Ph?nicia generally. It was her commerce that had filled Tyre and the other daughter cities. The "dumbness" to which the prophet calls the people is that of stupefied terror.

Verse 2. - Be still; rather, be silent, as in the margin. It would be idle to complain or lament. Ye inhabitants of the isle. Tyro was situated on a small isle, which Alexander joined to the mainland by means of a mole (Arrian, 'Exp. Alex.,' 2:23). It is uncertain, however, whether this isle is meant here, or the strip of Phoenician coast, since the Hebrew 'i has both meanings. Thou whom the merchants of Zidon... have replenished. During the flourishing period of Tyro (B.C. 1025-585), Zidon, though it had generally kings of its own, played a secondary part to Tyre, and for the most part acquiesced in Tyrian supremacy. Its best sailors served in the Tyrian fleet (Ezekiel 27:8), and its merchants were content to enrich the recognized "chief city." 23:1-14 Tyre was the mart of the nations. She was noted for mirth and diversions; and this made her loth to consider the warnings God gave by his servants. Her merchants were princes, and lived like princes. Tyre being destroyed and laid waste, the merchants should abandon her. Flee to shift for thine own safety; but those that are uneasy in one place, will be so in another; for when God's judgments pursue sinners, they will overtake them. Whence shall all this trouble come? It is a destruction from the Almighty. God designed to convince men of the vanity and uncertainty of all earthly glory. Let the ruin of Tyre warn all places and persons to take heed of pride; for he who exalts himself shall be abased. God will do it, who has all power in his hand; but the Chaldeans shall be the instruments.
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