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Jeremiah 49:23-27 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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23 Concerning Damascus. "Hamath and Arpad are confounded, for they have heard evil tidings; they melt in fear, they are troubled like the sea which cannot be quiet. 23 Concerning Damascus: "Hamath and Arpad are dismayed, for they have heard bad news. They are disheartened, troubled like the restless sea.
24 Damascus has become feeble, she turned to flee, and panic seized her; anguish and sorrows have taken hold of her, as of a woman in travail. 24 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.
25 How the famous city is forsaken, the joyful city! 25 Why has the city of renown not been abandoned, the town in which I delight?
26 Therefore her young men shall fall in her squares, and all her soldiers shall be destroyed in that day, says the LORD of hosts. 26 Surely, her young men will fall in the streets; all her soldiers will be silenced in that day," declares the LORD Almighty.
27 And I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus, and it shall devour the strongholds of Ben-ha'dad." 27 "I will set fire to the walls of Damascus; it will consume the fortresses of Ben-Hadad."