Travel to Tarshish! Wail, you residents of the coast!
Wail, you large ships, 1 for your fortress is destroyed!
Daughter Tarshish, travel back to your land, as one crosses the Nile; there is no longer any marketplace in Tyre. 1
Instead, Jonah immediately 1 headed off to Tarshish 2 to escape 3 from the commission of the Lord. 4 He traveled 5 to Joppa 6 and found a merchant ship heading 7 to Tarshish. 8 So he paid the fare 9 and went aboard
Hammered-out silver is brought from Tarshish 1 and gold is brought from Uphaz 2 to cover those idols. 3 They are the handiwork of carpenters and goldsmiths. 4 They are clothed in blue and purple clothes. 5 They are all made by skillful workers. 6
“‘Tarshish 1 was your trade partner because of your abundant wealth; they exchanged silver, iron, tin, and lead for your products.
The ships of Tarshish 1 were the transports for your merchandise. “‘So you were filled and weighed down in the heart of the seas.
The king had a fleet of large merchant ships 1 manned by Huram’s men 2 that sailed the sea. Once every three years the fleet 3 came into port with cargoes of 4 gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks. 5
The son 1 of Jediael: Bilhan. The sons of Bilhan: Jeush, Benjamin, Ehud, Kenaanah, Zethan, Tarshish, and Ahishahar.
Those who were closest to him were Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena, and Memucan. These men were the seven officials of Persia and Media who saw the king on a regular basis 1 and had the most prominent offices 2 in the kingdom.
Along with Hiram’s fleet, the king had a fleet of large merchant ships 1 that sailed the sea. Once every three years the fleet 2 came into port with cargoes of 3 gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks. 4
Sheba and Dedan and the traders of Tarshish with all its young warriors 1 will say to you, “Have you come to loot? Have you assembled your armies to plunder, to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to haul away a great amount of spoils?”’
He prayed to the Lord and said, “Oh, Lord, this is just what I thought 1 would happen 2 when I was in my own country. 3 This is what I tried to prevent 4 by attempting to escape to Tarshish! 5 – because I knew 6 that you are gracious and compassionate, slow to anger 7 and abounding 8 in mercy, and one who relents concerning threatened judgment. 9