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

Abram said, “O Lord [a]God, what will You give me, since I [b]am childless, and the [c]heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?”

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 15:2 Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord
  2. Genesis 15:2 Lit go
  3. Genesis 15:2 Lit son of acquisition

(A)So the king of Assyria listened to him; and the king of Assyria went up against Damascus and (B)captured it, and carried the people of it away into exile to (C)Kir, and put Rezin to death.

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Prophecy against Damascus

23 Concerning (A)Damascus.
(B)Hamath and (C)Arpad are put to shame,
For they have heard bad news;
They are (D)disheartened.
There is anxiety by the sea,
It (E)cannot be calmed.

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Thus says the Lord,
“For (A)three transgressions of (B)Damascus and for four
I will not [a]revoke its punishment,
Because they threshed Gilead with implements of sharp iron.
“So I will send fire upon the house of Hazael
And it will consume the citadels of (C)Ben-hadad.
“I will also (D)break the gate bar of Damascus,
And cut off the inhabitant from the [b]valley of Aven,
And him who holds the scepter, from Beth-eden;
So the people of Aram will go exiled to (E)Kir,”
Says the Lord.

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 1:3 Lit cause it to turn back, and so throughout the ch
  2. Amos 1:5 Possibly, Baalbek

Prophecies against Neighboring Nations

The [a]burden of the word of the Lord is against the land of Hadrach, with (A)Damascus as its resting place (for the eyes of men, especially of all the tribes of Israel, are toward the Lord),

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Footnotes

  1. Zechariah 9:1 Or oracle

and asked for (A)letters from him to (B)the synagogues at (C)Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to (D)the Way, both men and women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.

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