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

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  1. Genesis 14:15 Lit. on the left hand of

(A)But Abram said, “Lord God, what will You give me, (B)seeing I [a]go childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?”

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  1. Genesis 15:2 am childless

So the king of Assyria heeded him; for the king of Assyria went up against (A)Damascus and (B)took it, carried its people captive to (C)Kir, and killed Rezin.

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Judgment on Damascus

23 (A)Against Damascus.

(B)“Hamath and Arpad are shamed,
For they have heard bad news.
They are fainthearted;
(C)There is [a]trouble on the sea;
It cannot be quiet.

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  1. Jeremiah 49:23 anxiety

Judgment on the Nations

Thus says the Lord:

“For three transgressions of (A)Damascus, and for four,
I will not turn away its punishment,
Because they have (B)threshed Gilead with implements of iron.
(C)But I will send a fire into the house of Hazael,
Which shall devour the palaces of (D)Ben-Hadad.
I will also break the gate (E)bar of Damascus,
And cut off the inhabitant from the Valley of Aven,
And the one who [a]holds the scepter from [b]Beth Eden.
The people of Syria shall go captive to Kir,”
Says the Lord.

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  1. Amos 1:5 Rules
  2. Amos 1:5 Lit. House of Eden

Israel Defended Against Enemies

The [a]burden of the word of the Lord
Against the land of Hadrach,
And (A)Damascus its resting place
(For (B)the eyes of men
And all the tribes of Israel
Are on the Lord);

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  1. Zechariah 9:1 oracle, prophecy

and asked (A)letters from him to the synagogues of Damascus, so that if he found any who were of the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.

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