Prophecy against Damascus

23 Concerning 1Damascus. "2Hamath and 3Arpad are put to shame, For they have heard bad news; They are 4disheartened. There is anxiety by the sea, It 5cannot * be calmed.
24 "Damascus has become helpless; She has turned away to flee, And panic has gripped her; 6Distress and pangs have taken hold of her Like a woman in childbirth.
25 "How the 7city of praise has not been deserted, The town of My joy!
26 "Therefore, her 8young men will fall in her streets, And all the men of war will be silenced in that day," declares the LORD of hosts.
27 "I will 9set fire to the wall of Damascus, And it will devour the fortified towers of 10Ben-hadad."