Concerning Damascus:1 "Hamath2 and Arpad3 are dismayed, for they have heard bad news. They are disheartened, troubled like the restless sea.4
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Damascus has become feeble, she has turned to flee and panic has gripped her; anguish and pain have seized her, pain like that of a woman in labor.5
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Why has the city of renown not been abandoned, the town in which I delight?
Surely, her young men6 will fall in the streets; all her soldiers will be silenced7 in that day," declares the LORD Almighty.
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"I will set fire8 to the walls of Damascus;9 it will consume10 the fortresses of Ben-Hadad.11"
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Concerning Kedar12 and the kingdoms of Hazor,13 which Nebuchadnezzar14 king of Babylon attacked: This is what the LORD says: "Arise, and attack Kedar and destroy the people of the East.15
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Their tents and their flocks16 will be taken; their shelters will be carried off with all their goods and camels. Men will shout to them, 'Terror17 on every side!'
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"Flee quickly away! Stay in deep caves,18 you who live in Hazor,19" declares the LORD. "Nebuchadnezzar20 king of Babylon has plotted against you; he has devised a plan against you.
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"Arise and attack a nation at ease, which lives in confidence," declares the LORD, "a nation that has neither gates nor bars;21 its people live alone.
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Their camels22 will become plunder, and their large herds23 will be booty. I will scatter to the winds24 those who are in distant places25 and will bring disaster on them from every side," declares the LORD.
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"Hazor26 will become a haunt of jackals,27 a desolate28 place forever. No one will live there; no man will dwell29 in it."
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