Isaiah 23:11
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English Standard Version
He has stretched out his hand over the sea; he has shaken the kingdoms; the LORD has given command concerning Canaan to destroy its strongholds.

King James Bible
He stretched out his hand over the sea, he shook the kingdoms: the LORD hath given a commandment against the merchant city, to destroy the strong holds thereof.

American Standard Version
He hath stretched out his hand over the sea, he hath shaken the kingdoms: Jehovah hath given commandment concerning Canaan, to destroy the strongholds thereof.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He stretched out his hand over the sea, he troubled kingdoms: the Lord hath given a charge against Chanaan, to destroy the strong ones thereof.

English Revised Version
He hath stretched out his hand over the sea, he hath shaken the kingdoms: the LORD hath given commandment concerning Canaan, to destroy the strong holds thereof.

Webster's Bible Translation
He stretched his hand over the sea, he shook the kingdoms: the LORD hath given a commandment against the merchant city, to destroy its strong holds.

Isaiah 23:11 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The address to the whole of the coast-land now passes into an address to the ancestral city. Isaiah 23:4 "Shudder, O Sidon; for the sea speaketh, the fortress of the sea, thus: I have not travailed, nor given birth, nor trained up young men, brought up maidens." The sea, or more closely considered, the fortress of the sea, i.e., the rock-island on which Neo-tyrus stood with its strong and lofty houses, lifts up its voice in lamentation. Sidon, the ancestress of Canaan, must hear with overwhelming shame how Tyre mourns the loss of her daughters, and complains that, robbed as she has been of her children, she is like a barren women. For the war to have murdered her young men and maidens, was exactly the same as if she had never given birth to them or brought them up. Who is there that does not recognise in this the language of Isaiah (compare Isaiah 1:2)? - Even in Egypt the fate of Phoenicia produces alarm. Isaiah 23:5 "When the report cometh to Egypt, they tremble at the report from Tzor." In the protasis (Isaiah 23:5) lemitzraim (to Egypt) the verb "cometh" is implied; the Caph in Isaiah 23:5 signifies simultaneousness, as in Isaiah 18:4 and Isaiah 30:19 (Ges. Thes. p. 650). The news of the fall of Tyre spreads universal terror in Egypt, because its own prosperity depended upon Tyre, which was the great market for its corn; and when such a bulwark had fallen, a similar fate awaited itself.

Isaiah 23:11 Parallel Commentaries

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stretched

Isaiah 2:19 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty...

Isaiah 14:16,17 They that see you shall narrowly look on you, and consider you, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble...

Exodus 15:8-10 And with the blast of your nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as an heap...

Psalm 46:6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.

Ezekiel 26:10,15-19 By reason of the abundance of his horses their dust shall cover you: your walls shall shake at the noise of the horsemen...

Ezekiel 27:34,35 In the time when you shall be broken by the seas in the depths of the waters your merchandise and all your company...

Ezekiel 31:16 I made the nations to shake at the sound of his fall, when I cast him down to hell with them that descend into the pit...

Haggai 2:7 And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, said the LORD of hosts.

the Lord

Isaiah 10:6 I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil...

Psalm 71:3 Be you my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: you have given commandment to save me...

Jeremiah 47:7 How can it be quiet, seeing the LORD has given it a charge against Ashkelon, and against the sea shore? there has he appointed it.

Nahum 1:14 And the LORD has given a commandment concerning you, that no more of your name be sown...

against the merchant city. or, concerning a merchantman

Isaiah 23:3 And by great waters the seed of Sihor, the harvest of the river, is her revenue; and she is a mart of nations.

Hosea 12:7,8 He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loves to oppress...

the merchant city. Heb. Canaan

Genesis 9:25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be to his brothers.

Genesis 10:15-19 And Canaan begat Sidon his first born, and Heth...

Zechariah 14:21 Yes, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness to the LORD of hosts...

Mark 11:17 And he taught, saying to them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer?...

John 2:16 And said to them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise.

strong holds. or, strengths

Zechariah 9:3,4 And Tyrus did build herself a strong hold, and heaped up silver as the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets...

Cross References
Exodus 14:21
Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the LORD drove the sea back by a strong east wind all night and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.

Isaiah 5:25
Therefore the anger of the LORD was kindled against his people, and he stretched out his hand against them and struck them, and the mountains quaked; and their corpses were as refuse in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger has not turned away, and his hand is stretched out still.

Isaiah 13:13
Therefore I will make the heavens tremble, and the earth will be shaken out of its place, at the wrath of the LORD of hosts in the day of his fierce anger.

Isaiah 14:26
This is the purpose that is purposed concerning the whole earth, and this is the hand that is stretched out over all the nations.

Isaiah 19:5
And the waters of the sea will be dried up, and the river will be dry and parched,

Isaiah 23:10
Cross over your land like the Nile, O daughter of Tarshish; there is no restraint anymore.

Isaiah 25:2
For you have made the city a heap, the fortified city a ruin; the foreigners' palace is a city no more; it will never be rebuilt.

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