New International Version
A Message About Damascus
23 Concerning Damascus:(A)
“Hamath(B) and Arpad(C) are dismayed,
for they have heard bad news.
They are disheartened,
troubled like[a] the restless sea.(D)
24 Damascus has become feeble,
she has turned to flee
and panic has gripped her;
anguish and pain have seized her,
pain like that of a woman in labor.(E)
25 Why has the city of renown not been abandoned,
the town in which I delight?
26 Surely, her young men(F) will fall in the streets;
all her soldiers will be silenced(G) in that day,”
declares the Lord Almighty.
27 “I will set fire(H) to the walls of Damascus;(I)
it will consume(J) the fortresses of Ben-Hadad.(K)”
- Jeremiah 49:23 Hebrew on or by