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11 The Lord has reached his powerful hand out over the sea.
    He has made its kingdoms tremble with fear.
He has given a command concerning Phoenicia.
    He has ordered that its forts be destroyed.
12 He said, “No more wild parties for you!
    People of Sidon, you are now destroyed!

“Leave your city. Go across the sea to Cyprus.
    Even there you will not find any rest.”
13 Look at the land of the Babylonians.
    No one lives there anymore.
The Assyrians have turned it
    into a place for desert creatures.
They built their towers in order to attack it.
    They took everything out of its forts.
    They knocked down all its buildings.

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