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11 He has stretched his hand out over the sea;
    he has made kingdoms shake.
Yahweh has commanded concerning Canaan
    to destroy her fortresses.

12 And he said,

“You will not continue[a] to exult, crushed one, virgin[b] daughter of Sidon.
    Arise, cross over to Cyprus! There will be no rest for you even there.”
13 Look at the land of the Chaldeans!
    This people no longer exists.
    Assyria destined[c] it for wild animals.
They erected its siege towers;
    they demolished its citadel fortresses.
    It made her like a ruin.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 23:12 Literally “do again longer”
  2. Isaiah 23:12 Literally “virgin of the”
  3. Isaiah 23:13 Literally “this people was not Assyria destined,” which could be translated “It was this people! It was not Assyria. They destined”
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