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25 Why is this famous city not yet forsaken,[a]
the joyful city?[b]
26 Therefore, her young men will fall in her streets,
and all her warriors will be destroyed on that day,
declares the Lord of Armies.
27 I will set fire to the walls of Damascus,
and it will devour the citadels of Ben Hadad.

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  1. Jeremiah 49:25 Hebrew and Greek read not forsaken. The Latin reads why is the famous city forsaken?
  2. Jeremiah 49:25 Or, following a Hebrew variant, my joyful city