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11 He has stretched out his hand over the sea.
He has shaken the kingdoms.
It is the Lord who has ordered the destruction
    of Canaan’s[a] fortresses.
12 He said, “Rejoice no more, virgin daughter of Sidon,
you who have been violated.
Get up, sail across to Cyprus.[b]
But even there you will have no rest.”

13 (Compare it to the land of the Chaldeans—this people who have become nothing. It was the Assyrians who made it into a dwelling for wild animals from the desert. They raised up siege towers, tore down citadels, and made it a ruin.)

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  1. Isaiah 23:11 Or Phoenicia’s. Phoenicia is the Greek name for Canaan.
  2. Isaiah 23:12 Hebrew Kittim