Sidon (Si´duhn)

One of the two leading cities (with Tyre) of ancient Phoenicia. Sidon is located twenty-two miles north of Tyre on the Mediterranean coast of modern Lebanon. Sidon is mentioned frequently in the OT prophetic books, often in conjunction with Tyre (Isa 23:2; Isa 23:4; Isa 23:12; Jer 25:22; Ezek 28:21-22; Joel 3:4; Zech 9:2), and the area was visited by Jesus (Matt 15:21; Mark 7:24) and Paul (Acts 27:3).

Isa 23:2

2Be still, O inhabitants of the coast,
O merchants of Sidon,
your messengers crossed over the sea

Isa 23:4

4Be ashamed, O Sidon, for the sea has spoken,
the fortress of the sea, saying:
“I have neither labored nor given birth,
I have neither reared young men
nor brou ... View more

Isa 23:12

12He said:
You will exult no longer,
O oppressed virgin daughter Sidon;
rise, cross over to Cyprus—
even there you will have no rest.

Jer 25:22

22all the kings of Tyre, all the kings of Sidon, and the kings of the coastland across the sea;

Ezek 28:21-22

21Mortal, set your face toward Sidon, and prophesy against it,22and say, Thus says the Lord GOD:
I am against you, O Sidon,
and I will gain glory in your midst. ... View more

Joel 3:4

4What are you to me, O Tyre and Sidon, and all the regions of Philistia? Are you paying me back for something? If you are paying me back, I will turn your deeds ... View more

Zech 9:2

2Hamath also, which borders on it,
Tyre and Sidon, though they are very wise.

Matt 15:21

The Canaanite Woman's Faith
21Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon.

Mark 7:24

The Syrophoenician Woman's Faith
24From there he set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Y ... View more

Acts 27:3

3The next day we put in at Sidon; and Julius treated Paul kindly, and allowed him to go to his friends to be cared for.

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