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Jeremiah 49:23-27 (Lexham English Bible)

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A Message Concerning Damascus

23 Concerning Damascus: "Hamath and Arpad are ashamed, for they have heard bad news; they melt. [There is] concern in the sea. It is not able to keep quiet. 24 Damascus has grown slack. She has turned away to flee and panic. Anxiety has seized [her], and labor pains have grasped her, like a woman in labor. 25 How [the] city of praise has not been abandoned! The city of my joy! 26 {Therefore}a her young men will fall in her public squares, and all {the soldiers}b will perish in that day," {declares}c Yahweh of hosts. 27 "And I will kindle a fire at the wall of Damascus, and it will devour the citadel fortresses of Ben-hadad."
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