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.
Damascus has become feeble, and all her people turn to flee. Fear, anguish, and pain have gripped her as they do a woman giving birth.
That famous city, a city of joy, will be forsaken!
Her young men will fall in the streets and die. Her warriors will all be killed," says the LORD Almighty.
"And I will start a fire at the edge of Damascus that will burn up the palaces of Ben-hadad."
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)