23 Concerning Damascus:c
for they have heard bad news.
They are disheartened,
she has turned to flee
and panic has gripped her;
anguish and pain have seized her,
pain like that of a woman in labor.g
the town in which I delight?
26 Surely, her young menh will fall in the streets;
all her soldiers will be silencedi in that day,”
declares the Lord Almighty.