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11 Yahweh has stretched out his hand over the sea of humanity
    and has shaken the kingdoms of this world.
    He has given his command to destroy Phoenicia’s[a] fortresses.
12 He said, “Fair Sidon, the oppressed one,
    your celebrating is over.
    Rise and cross over to Cyprus;
    even there you will find no rest.”
13 Behold the land of the Babylonians.
    They are a people who have lost their identity.
    The Assyrians have made it a home for wild animals.
    They erected siege towers against it,
    demolished her palaces,
    and made it a heap of ruins.

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  1. Isaiah 23:11 Or “He has given his command to Canaan to destroy its fortresses.”