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Isaiah Chapter 23 Summary

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1 The burden of Tyre. Howl, ye ships of Tarshish; for it is laid waste, so that there is no house, no entering in: from the land of Chittim it is revealed to them.

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

3 And by great waters the seed of Sihor, the harvest of the river, is her revenue; and she is a mart of nations.

4 Be thou ashamed, O Zidon: for the sea hath spoken, even the strength of the sea, saying, I travail not, nor bring forth children, neither do I nourish up young men, nor bring up virgins.

5 As at the report concerning Egypt, so shall they be sorely pained at the report of Tyre.

6 Pass ye over to Tarshish; howl, ye inhabitants of the isle.

7 Is this your joyous city, whose antiquity is of ancient days? her own feet shall carry her afar off to sojourn.

8 Who hath taken this counsel against Tyre, the crowning city, whose merchants are princes, whose traffickers are the honourable of the earth?

9 The Almighty of hosts hath purposed it, to stain the pride of all glory, and to bring into contempt all the honourable of the earth.

10 Pass through thy land as a river, O daughter of Tarshish: there is no more strength.

11 He stretched out his hand over the sea, he shook the kingdoms: the Almighty hath given a commandment against the merchant city, to destroy the strong holds thereof.

12 And he said, Thou shalt no more rejoice, O thou oppressed virgin, daughter of Zidon: arise, pass over to Chittim; there also shalt thou have no rest.

13 Behold the land of the Chaldeans; this people was not, till the Assyrian founded it for them that dwell in the wilderness: they set up the towers thereof, they raised up the palaces thereof; and he brought it to ruin.

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

15 And it shall come to pass in that day, that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king: after the end of seventy years shall Tyre sing as an harlot.

16 Take an harp, go about the city, thou harlot that hast been forgotten; make sweet melody, sing many songs, that thou mayest be remembered.

17 And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy years, that the Almighty will visit Tyre, and she shall turn to her hire, and shall commit fornication with all the kingdoms of the world upon the face of the earth.

18 And her merchandise and her hire shall be holiness to the Almighty: it shall not be treasured nor laid up; for her merchandise shall be for them that dwell before the Almighty, to eat sufficiently, and for durable clothing.

Isaiah Chapter 23 Summary

Isaiah chapter 23 summary; the chapter unfolds as a narrative that focuses on Tyre. Tyre is a renowned coastal city known for its prosperity and wealth. Its prosperity and wealth come from the merchandise it distributes and sells all around the regions it reaches. The tale reveals the consequences of Tyre’s arrogance and reliance on its strength.

In this story, Tyre’s inhabitants take pride in their self-sufficiency and commercial success. They engage in trading activities, amassing riches and establishing a reputation as a powerful and independent city.

They have ships that come in from Tarshish (Spain Today), and Chittim (Italy). And they use the ports at the mouth of the Nile to be the “Walmart” or mart for the nations. However, the Almighty, the Creator of all, sees their pride and greed. He will put an end to their ships and shipments.

However, the prophet delivers a message foretelling Tyre’s downfall.

The once-thriving city is humbled and reduced to a state of desolation. Its wealth is plundered, and its proud inhabitants are brought low.

The chapter turns to verbiage of the latter days. When the seventy years of drought for Tyre ends, the Almighty will visit her. She reengages in fornication with all the kingdoms of the world. However, her merchandise and money will be stored up for the Almighty. Yes, the Almighty will use their merchandise for His people to eat and clothe themselves sufficiently.

Ultimately, Isaiah chapter 23 portrays Tyre’s fall from grace as a result of its pride and disobedience. Which certainly serves as a reminder of the Creator’s sovereignty. This is the summary of Isaiah chapter 23, Glory to the King of the House of Akobe.

For more summaries and studies, click on summaries link right here. As always, be strong and very courageous.

Minister Koko

Consul General, AKOPPI-BSM

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