11 (A)He has stretched out his hand over the sea;
    he has shaken the kingdoms;
the Lord has given command concerning Canaan
    to destroy its strongholds.
12 And he said:
“You will no more exult,
    O oppressed virgin daughter of (B)Sidon;
arise, (C)cross over to (D)Cyprus,
    even there you will have no rest.”

13 Behold the land of (E)the Chaldeans! This is the people that was not;[a] Assyria destined it for wild beasts. They erected (F)their siege towers, they stripped her palaces bare, they made her a ruin.

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  1. Isaiah 23:13 Or that has become nothing

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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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 23:13 Or Chaldeans

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