15 (A)He divided [a]his forces against them by night, he and his servants, and [b]defeated them, and pursued them as far as Hobah, which is [c]north of (B)Damascus.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 14:15 Lit himself
  2. Genesis 14:15 Lit smote
  3. Genesis 14:15 Lit on the left

15 During the night Abram divided his men(A) to attack them and he routed them, pursuing them as far as Hobah, north of Damascus.(B)

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Prophecy about Damascus

17 The [a](A)oracle concerning (B)Damascus.

“Behold, Damascus is about to be (C)removed from being a city
And will become a (D)fallen ruin.
“The cities [b]of (E)Aroer are forsaken;
They will be for (F)flocks [c]to lie down in,
And there will be (G)no one to frighten them.
“The [d](H)fortified city will disappear from Ephraim,
And [e]sovereignty from Damascus
And the remnant of Aram;
They will be like the (I)glory of the sons of Israel,”
Declares the Lord of hosts.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 17:1 Or burden of
  2. Isaiah 17:2 Gr reads forever and ever
  3. Isaiah 17:2 Lit and they will lie down
  4. Isaiah 17:3 Or fortification
  5. Isaiah 17:3 Or royal power, kingdom

A Prophecy Against Damascus

17 A prophecy(A) against Damascus:(B)

“See, Damascus will no longer be a city
    but will become a heap of ruins.(C)
The cities of Aroer(D) will be deserted
    and left to flocks,(E) which will lie down,(F)
    with no one to make them afraid.(G)
The fortified(H) city will disappear from Ephraim,
    and royal power from Damascus;
the remnant of Aram will be
    like the glory(I) of the Israelites,”(J)
declares the Lord Almighty.

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