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.
Concerning Kedar and the kingdoms of Hazor, which Babylon's King Nebuchadnezzar defeated, the LORD proclaims: Get ready to attack Kedar; destroy the people from the east!
References for Jeremiah 49:28
Seize their tents and their flocks, their belongings and all their goods. Take off with their camels and shout as you go: "Panic Lurks Everywhere!"
References for Jeremiah 49:29
Run away; take cover, you people of Hazor, declares the LORD. Babylon's King Nebuchadnezzar has taken counsel and devised a plan against you.
Get ready to attack a nation that feels safe and secure, declares the LORD, one without barred gates that lives by itself.
Their camels will become plunder; their many cattle will be pillaged. I will scatter to the winds those who are clean-shaven, and I will bring disaster on them from every side, declares the LORD.
References for Jeremiah 49:32
Hazor will become a den for wild dogs, a wilderness forever. No one will live there; no human will dwell in it.