17:1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
burden of Damascus
As in the burden of Moab, there was doubtless a near fulfilment in Sennacherib's approaching invasion, but 17:12-14 as evidently look forward to the final invasion and battle. ("Armageddon," Revelation 16:14 (See Scofield "Revelation 19:17") ) Cf. Isaiah 10:26-34 .