New International Version
Wail, you ships of Tarshish; your fortress is destroyed!
King James Bible
Howl, ye ships of Tarshish: for your strength is laid waste.
Darby Bible Translation
Howl, ships of Tarshish! for your fortress is laid waste.
World English Bible
Howl, you ships of Tarshish, for your stronghold is laid waste!
Young's Literal Translation
Howl, ye ships of Tarshish, For your strength hath been destroyed.
Isaiah 23:14 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
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."
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LibraryThe Agony, and the Consoler
Is this your joyous city, whose antiquity is of ancient days? Isaiah xxiii. 7. It is difficult to describe the agony of terror which fell on the wretched inhabitants of the gayest city of the East when they awoke to a sense of the folly into which they had been driven. These soft Syrians had no real leaders and no settled purpose of rebellion. They had simply yielded to a childish impulse of vexation. They had rebelled against an increase of taxation which might be burdensome, but was by no means …
Frederic William Farrar—Gathering Clouds: A Tale of the Days of St. Chrysostom
On the Interpretation of Scripture
for every trading ship and every stately vessel.
"'The ships of Tarshish serve as carriers for your wares. You are filled with heavy cargo as you sail the sea.
Your oarsmen take you out to the high seas. But the east wind will break you to pieces far out at sea.
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