Concerning and against Damascus [in Syria]: Hamath and Arpad are confounded and put to shame, for they have heard bad news; they are fainthearted and wasting away; there is trouble and anxiety [like] on a [storm-tossed] sea which cannot rest.
This message is to the city of Damascus: “The towns of Hamath and Arpad are ·put to shame [humiliated], because they have heard ·bad [disastrous] news. They ·are discouraged [L melt; C in fear]. They are troubled like the ·tossing sea [sea that cannot be quieted].
This is what the Lord said about Damascus: “The people in the cities of Hamath and Arpad are worried and troubled because they have heard bad news. Anxiety rolls over them like a sea, and they cannot rest.
This message is about the city of Damascus: “The towns of Hamath and Arpad are put to shame. They are afraid because they have heard bad news. They are discouraged. They are troubled like the tossing sea.
The Message on Damascus: “Hamath and Arpad will be in shock when they hear the bad news. Their hearts will melt in fear as they pace back and forth in worry. The blood will drain from the face of Damascus as she turns to flee. Hysterical, she’ll fall to pieces, disabled, like a woman in childbirth. And now how lonely—bereft, abandoned! The once famous city, the once happy city. Her bright young men dead in the streets, her brave warriors silent as death. On that day”—Decree of God-of-the-Angel-Armies— “I’ll start a fire at the wall of Damascus that will burn down all of Ben-hadad’s forts.”
This message was given concerning Damascus. This is what the Lord says: “The towns of Hamath and Arpad are struck with fear, for they have heard the news of their destruction. Their hearts are troubled like a wild sea in a raging storm.
Here now is an oracle concerning Damascus. Eternal One:The towns of Hamath and Arpad are put to shame, for they have heard bad news: doom is coming! They are distressed, troubled, and unsettled like the swirling sea.
To Damascus. Hamath is shamed, and Arpad, for they heard a full wicked hearing; they were troubled in the sea, for anguish they might not have rest. (About Damascus. Hamath and Arpad be confused, for they heard a very wicked report; they were troubled like a restless sea, they could not take rest from their anguish.)