Add parallel Print Page Options

11 The Lord raised his arm over the sea
    to make the kingdoms angry enough to fight against Tyre.
He commanded Canaan
    to destroy her place of safety.[a]
12 He said, “Daughter Sidon,[b] you have been hurt badly,
    so you will no longer rejoice like a bride.
Go ahead, go to Cyprus[c] for help,
    but you will not find a place to rest there either.”
13 As for Babylon, look at the land of the Chaldeans!
    It is not even a country now.
Assyria built war towers to attack it.
    The soldiers took everything from the beautiful houses.
Assyria destroyed Babylon.
    They turned it into a pile of ruins
    and made it a place for wild animals.

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 23:11 Or “He raised his arm over the sea and shook nations. He gave a command about Canaan to destroy its fortresses.”
  2. Isaiah 23:12 Daughter Sidon Another name for the city of Sidon.
  3. Isaiah 23:12 Cyprus Literally, “Kittim.” This could also mean “Crete.”

Bible Gateway Recommends

Portuguese Easy to Read Verison (ERV) Bible, Case of 12
Portuguese Easy to Read Verison (ERV) Bible, Case of 12
Retail: $95.88
Our Price: $64.24
Save: $31.64 (33%)
ERV Illustrated Paperback New Testament, Case of 76
ERV Illustrated Paperback New Testament, Case of 76
Retail: $303.24
Our Price: $201.40
Save: $101.84 (34%)
PDT Spanish Paperback Bible  - Slightly Imperfect
PDT Spanish Paperback Bible - Slightly Imperfect
Retail: $5.99
Our Price: $4.67
Save: $1.32 (22%)
ERV Paperback Bible, Case of 28
ERV Paperback Bible, Case of 28
Retail: $195.72
Our Price: $130.20
Save: $65.52 (33%)
ERV Holy Bible--soft leather-look, teal
ERV Holy Bible--soft leather-look, teal
Retail: $18.99
Our Price: $15.99
Save: $3.00 (16%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars