For the head of Syria is (A)Damascus,
    and the head of Damascus is Rezin.
And within sixty-five years
    Ephraim will be shattered from being a people.

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Judgment on Israel's Enemies

The oracle of the word of the Lord is against the land of Hadrach
    and (A)Damascus is its resting place.
For the Lord has an eye on mankind
    and on all the tribes of Israel,[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Zechariah 9:1 Or For the eye of mankind, especially of all the tribes of Israel, is toward the Lord

Judgment on Damascus

23 Concerning (A)Damascus:

(B)“Hamath and (C)Arpad are confounded,
    for they have heard bad news;
they melt in fear,
    (D)they are troubled like the sea that cannot be quiet.
24 (E)Damascus has become feeble, (F)she turned to flee,
    and panic seized her;
anguish and sorrows have taken hold of her,
    as (G)of a woman in labor.
25 How is (H)the famous city not forsaken,
    the city of my joy?
26 (I)Therefore her young men shall fall in her squares,
    and all her soldiers shall be destroyed in that day,
declares the Lord of hosts.
27 And (J)I will kindle a fire in the wall of (K)Damascus,
    and it shall devour the strongholds of (L)Ben-hadad.”

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Thus says the Lord:

(A)“For three transgressions of (B)Damascus,
    and for four, (C)I will not revoke the punishment,[a]
because they have threshed (D)Gilead
    with threshing sledges of iron.
(E)So I will send a fire upon the house of (F)Hazael,
    and it shall devour the strongholds of (G)Ben-hadad.
I will (H)break the gate-bar of (I)Damascus,
    and cut off the inhabitants from the Valley of (J)Aven,[b]
and him who holds the scepter from (K)Beth-eden;
    and the people of (L)Syria shall go into exile to (M)Kir,”
says the Lord.

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 1:3 Hebrew I will not turn it back; also verses 6, 9, 11, 13
  2. Amos 1:5 Or On

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