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11 He stretched out His hand over the sea,
    He shook the kingdoms;
the Lord has given a command against the merchant city,
    to destroy its strongholds.
12 He said: You shall rejoice no more,
    O oppressed virgin daughter of Sidon.

Arise, pass over to Cyprus;
    there also you shall have no rest.
13 Look at the land of the Chaldeans;
    this was a people who was not;
Assyria founded it
    for those who dwell in the wilderness.
They set up their siege towers,
    they stripped its palaces,
    and 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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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 23:13 Or Chaldeans

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