Jeremiah 49:23-27 (Holman Christian Standard)

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Prophecies against Damascus

23 About Damascus: Hamath and Arpad are put to shame, for they have heard a bad report and are agitated; in the sea there is anxiety that cannot be calmed. 24 Damascus has become weak; she has turned to run; panic has gripped her. Distress and labor pains have seized her like a woman in labor. 25 How can the city of praise not be abandoned, the town that brings Me joy? 26 Therefore, her young men will fall in her public squares; all the warriors will be silenced in that day. [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the declaration of the Lord of Hosts.a 27 I will set fire to the wall of Damascus; it will devour Ben-hadad's citadels.b
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