Thus says the Lord: For three transgressions of Damascus, and for four, I will not revoke the punishment; a because they have threshed Gilead with threshing sledges of iron.
So I will send a fire on the house of Hazael, and it shall devour the strongholds of Ben-hadad.
I will break the gate bars of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitants from the Valley of Aven, and the one who holds the scepter from Beth-eden; and the people of Aram shall go into exile to Kir, says the Lord.
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