7 Can this be that happy city that was founded so long ago?
Is it that same city whose people traveled so far to settle other lands?[a]
8 This city produced so many leaders.
Its merchants were like princes.
Its traders had the whole world’s respect.
So who made these plans against Tyre?
9 It was the Lord All-Powerful.
He decided to destroy the great things they were so proud of.
He wanted to disgrace those who were so highly respected.
- Isaiah 23:7 traveled … other lands? Or “came from so far to live here?”