Concerning Damascus: Hamath and Arpad lose heart when they hear the bad news. They are trembling with fear, like the raging sea, which can't become quiet.
References for Jeremiah 49:23
Damascus staggers about; she tries to flee, but panic overwhelms her. She's gripped by anguish and pain, like a woman in labor.
Forsaken is the renowned city, city of my delight.
References for Jeremiah 49:25
Yes, her young men will fall in the streets, and her soldiers will be silent on that day, declares the LORD of heavenly forces.
I will set fire to the walls of Damascus; it will burn up the fortresses of Ben-hadad.