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11 He has stretched out his hand over the sea;
    he has made[a] kingdoms tremble.
The Lord has issued orders concerning Canaan
    to destroy its strongholds.
12 And he said:
‘You will revel no longer,[b]
    you virgin daughter of Sidon,
        now crushed.
Get up, cross over to Cyprus—
    but even there you will find no rest.’”

Tyre’s Desolation and Restoration

13 “Look at the land of the Chaldeans!
    This is a people that no longer exist;
Assyria destined her[c] for desert creatures.[d]
    They raised up her[e] siege towers,
they stripped her fortresses bare
    and turned her into a ruin.

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  1. Isaiah 23:11 So 1QIsaa 4QIsaa MT LXX; 4QIsac reads to make
  2. Isaiah 23:12 So 1QIsaa MT LXX; 4QIsac reads won’t take refuge to revel; or won’t revel with gusto
  3. Isaiah 23:13 I.e. Tyre
  4. Isaiah 23:13 Or demons
  5. Isaiah 23:13 So 1QIsaa; MT reads his