Yesha-Yahu 23 – ישעיהו כג

1The burden of Tzor. “Howl, you ships of Tarshish, for it is laid waste, so that there is no house, no entering in; from the land of Kitim it is revealed to them. 2Be still, you inhabitants of the coast-land; you whom the merchants of Tzidon, that pass over the sea, have replenished. 3And on great waters the seed of Shikhor, the harvest of the Nile, was her revenue; and she was the mart of nations. 4Be ashamed, O Tzidon; for the sea has spoken, the stronghold of the sea, saying, ‘I have not travailed, nor brought forth, neither have I reared young men, nor brought up virgins.’ 5When the report comes to Mitzrayim, they shall be sorely pained at the report of Tzor. 6Pass over to Tarshish; howl, you inhabitants of the coast-land. 7Is this your joyous city, whose feet in antiquity, in ancient days, carried her afar off to sojourn? 8Who has devised this against Tzor, the crowning city, whose merchants are princes, whose traffickers are the honorable of the earth? 9 יהוה  Tzeva’ot has devised it, to pollute the pride of all glory, to bring into contempt all the honorable of the earth. 10Overflow your land as the Nile, O daughter of Tarshish! There is no girdle any more. 11He has stretched out His hand over the sea, He has shaken the kingdoms;  יהוה  has given commandment concerning Kena’an, to destroy the strongholds thereof; 12and He said, ‘You shall no more rejoice.’ O you oppressed virgin daughter of Tzidon, arise, pass over to Kitim; even there shall you have no rest. 13Behold, the land of the Kasdim, this is the people that was not, when Ashur founded it for shipmen, they set up their towers, they overthrew the palaces thereof; it is made a ruin. 14Howl, you ships of Tarshish, for your stronghold is laid waste.  15And it shall come to pass in that day, that Tzor shall be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king; after the end of seventy years it shall fare with Tzor as in the song of the harlot. 16Take a harp, go about the city, you harlot long forgotten; make sweet melody, sing many songs, that you may be remembered. 17And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy years, that  יהוה  will remember Tzor, and she shall return to her hire, and shall have commerce with all the kingdoms of the world upon the face of the earth. 18And her gain and her hire shall be Kodesh La’  יהוה ; it shall not be treasured nor laid up; for her gain shall be for them that dwell before  יהוה , to eat their fill, and for stately clothing.” 

אמַשָּׂא צֹר: הֵילִילוּ אֳנִיּוֹת תַּרְשִׁישׁ כִּי שֻׁדַּד מִבַּיִת מִבּוֹא מֵאֶרֶץ כִּתִּים נִגְלָה לָמוֹ. בדֹּמּוּ יֹשְׁבֵי אִי; סֹחֵר צִידוֹן עֹבֵר יָם מִלְאוּךְ. גוּבְמַיִם רַבִּים זֶרַע שִׁחֹר קְצִיר יְאוֹר תְּבוּאָתָהּ; וַתְּהִי סְחַר גּוֹיִם. דבּוֹשִׁי צִידוֹן כִּי אָמַר יָם מָעוֹז הַיָּם לֵאמֹר: לֹא חַלְתִּי וְלֹא יָלַדְתִּי וְלֹא גִדַּלְתִּי בַּחוּרִים רוֹמַמְתִּי בְתוּלוֹת. הכַּאֲשֶׁר שֵׁמַע לְמִצְרָיִם יָחִילוּ כְּשֵׁמַע צֹר. ועִבְרוּ תַּרְשִׁישָׁה; הֵילִילוּ יֹשְׁבֵי אִי. זהֲזֹאת לָכֶם עַלִּיזָה; מִימֵי קֶדֶם קַדְמָתָהּ יֹבִלוּהָ רַגְלֶיהָ מֵרָחוֹק לָגוּר. חמִי יָעַץ זֹאת עַל צֹר הַמַּעֲטִירָה אֲשֶׁר סֹחֲרֶיהָ שָׂרִים כִּנְעָנֶיהָ נִכְבַּדֵּי אָרֶץ. ט יהוה צְבָאוֹת יְעָצָהּ לְחַלֵּל גְּאוֹן כָּל צְבִי לְהָקֵל כָּל נִכְבַּדֵּי אָרֶץ. יעִבְרִי אַרְצֵךְ כַּיְאֹר; בַּת תַּרְשִׁישׁ אֵין מֵזַח עוֹד. יאיָדוֹ נָטָה עַל הַיָּם הִרְגִּיז מַמְלָכוֹת; יהוה צִוָּה אֶל כְּנַעַן לַשְׁמִד מָעֻזְנֶיהָ. יבוַיֹּאמֶר לֹא תוֹסִיפִי עוֹד לַעְלוֹז; הַמְעֻשָּׁקָה בְּתוּלַת בַּת צִידוֹן כתיים (כִּתִּים) קוּמִי עֲבֹרִי גַּם שָׁם לֹא יָנוּחַ לָךְ. יגהֵן אֶרֶץ כַּשְׂדִּים זֶה הָעָם לֹא הָיָה אַשּׁוּר יְסָדָהּ לְצִיִּים; הֵקִימוּ בחיניו (בַחוּנָיו) עוֹרְרוּ אַרְמְנוֹתֶיהָ שָׂמָהּ לְמַפֵּלָה. ידהֵילִילוּ אֳנִיּוֹת תַּרְשִׁישׁ: כִּי שֻׁדַּד מָעֻזְּכֶן. טווְהָיָה בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא וְנִשְׁכַּחַת צֹר שִׁבְעִים שָׁנָה כִּימֵי מֶלֶךְ אֶחָד; מִקֵּץ שִׁבְעִים שָׁנָה יִהְיֶה לְצֹר כְּשִׁירַת הַזּוֹנָה. טזקְחִי כִנּוֹר סֹבִּי עִיר זוֹנָה נִשְׁכָּחָה; הֵיטִיבִי נַגֵּן הַרְבִּי שִׁיר לְמַעַן תִּזָּכֵרִי. יזוְהָיָה מִקֵּץ שִׁבְעִים שָׁנָה יִפְקֹד יהוה אֶת צֹר וְשָׁבָה לְאֶתְנַנָּה; וְזָנְתָה אֶת כָּל מַמְלְכוֹת הָאָרֶץ עַל פְּנֵי הָאֲדָמָה. יחוְהָיָה סַחְרָהּ וְאֶתְנַנָּהּ קֹדֶשׁ לַיהוה לֹא יֵאָצֵר וְלֹא יֵחָסֵן: כִּי לַיֹּשְׁבִים לִפְנֵי יהוה יִהְיֶה סַחְרָהּ לֶאֱכֹל לְשָׂבְעָה וְלִמְכַסֶּה עָתִיק.