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.
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.
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.