A message about Damascus
‘People have brought bad news to the people who live in Hamath and in Arpad.
They are afraid. Their minds are full of trouble.
Their thoughts move like the waters of the sea.
Its people want to run away.
They are so afraid that they feel pain.
Their pain is like the pain of a woman who is having a baby.
a city that gives pleasure to me.
Then enemies will kill all its soldiers,’ says the great and powerful Lord.
Fire will burn up the strong places of Ben-Hadad.’