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11 He stretched out his hand over the sea, he troubled kingdoms: the Lord hath given a charge against Chanaan, to destroy the strong ones thereof.

12 And he said: Thou shalt glory no more, O virgin daughter of Sidon, who art oppressed: arise and sail over to Cethim, there also thou shalt have no, rest.

13 Behold the land of the Chaldeans, there was not such a people, the Assyrian founded it: they have led away the strong ones thereof into captivity, they have destroyed the houses thereof, they have brought it to ruin.

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11 The Lord has stretched out his hand(A) over the sea
    and made its kingdoms tremble.(B)
He has given an order concerning Phoenicia
    that her fortresses be destroyed.(C)
12 He said, “No more of your reveling,(D)
    Virgin Daughter(E) Sidon, now crushed!

“Up, cross over to Cyprus;(F)
    even there you will find no rest.”
13 Look at the land of the Babylonians,[a](G)
    this people that is now of no account!
The Assyrians(H) have made it
    a place for desert creatures;(I)
they raised up their siege towers,(J)
    they stripped its fortresses bare
    and turned it into a ruin.(K)

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  1. Isaiah 23:13 Or Chaldeans

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