23 Concerning Damascus:
“Hamath and Arpad are confounded,
for they have heard bad news;
they melt in fear,
they are troubled like the sea that cannot be quiet.
and panic seized her;
anguish and sorrows have taken hold of her,
as of a woman in labor.
the city of my joy?
and all her soldiers shall be destroyed in that day,
declares the Lord of hosts.
and it shall devour the strongholds of Ben-hadad.”