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“Behold, Damascus is about to be cremoved from being a city
And will become a dfallen ruin.
And there will be cno one to frighten them.
And 2sovereignty from Damascus
And the remnant of Aram;
They will be like the bglory of the sons of Israel,”
Declares the Lord of hosts.
And bthe fatness of his flesh will become lean.
As his arm harvests the ears,
Or it will be like one gleaning ears of grain
In the bvalley of Rephaim.
Two or three olives on the topmost bough,
Four or five on the branches of a fruitful tree,
Declares the Lord, the God of Israel.
7 In that day man will ahave regard for his Maker
And his eyes will look to the Holy One of Israel.
8 He will not have regard for the aaltars, the work of his hands,
Nor will he look to that which his bfingers have made,
Or like 3branches which they abandoned before the sons of Israel;
And 4the land will be a desolation.
And have not remembered the crock of your refuge.
Therefore you plant delightful plants
And set them with vine slips of a strange god.
And in the amorning you bring your seed to blossom;
But the harvest will bbe a heap
In a day of sickliness and incurable pain.
aWho roar like the roaring of the seas,
And the rumbling of nations
Who rush on like the brumbling of mighty waters!
13 The anations rumble on like the rumbling of many waters,
But He will brebuke them and they will flee far away,
And be chased clike chaff in the mountains before the wind,
Or like whirling dust before a gale.
Before morning athey are no more.
1Such will be the portion of those who plunder us
And the lot of those who pillage us.
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