The Word against Damascus
The word against Damascus. Behold, Damascus shall be lifted from cities, and will be for a downfall;
being left behind into the eon for a bed, [3
for flocks 1
a resting], and there will not be one pursuing.
And no longer shall there be a fortified place to take refuge there for Ephraim; and no longer a kingdom in Damascus, nor a remaining of the Syrians. [4
the sons of Israel, even their glory; thus says the LORD
It shall be in that day an end of the glory of Jacob; and the plenty of his glory shall be shaken.
And it shall be in which manner as if someone should gather [2
a standing], and [2the
of corn 1
should reap]; and it shall be in which manner if someone should gather corn in [2
a solid rock
and as if [2
should be left behind 3
stubble], or as [5
top of the tree 1
elevated], or four or five [2
their tender branches 1
should be left behind]. Thus says the LORD
God of Israel.
In that day [2
will be relying 1
man] upon the one who made him, and his eyes [2
holy one 5
of Israel 1
And in no way should they be relying upon the shrines, nor upon the works of their hands which they made with their fingers; and they shall not look to the trees, nor their abominations.
In that day [2
shall be 1
your cities] abandoned, in which manner [6
Hivites] before the
face of the sons of Israel; and they shall be desolate places
Because you forsook the God your deliverer, even your God you remembered not. On account of this you shall plant [2
an untrustworthy], and [2
And in the day whenever you should plant, you shall be misled; but [3by
you should sow] it shall bloom for a harvest in whatever day of inheritance; and as a father of a man, you shall choose by lot for your sons.
Woe to the
of many]; as a sea swelling up, so you shall be disturbed; and the
of many 4
many]; as [2
by force 3
being brought]; and he shall curse one to be far from them, and at a distance from them he shall pursue, as dust of mountains being winnowed before the
wind, and as a cloud of dust [3
of a blast 1
Towards evening there will be mourning; before morning, and he will not be. This is
the portion of the ones despoiling us, and the
inheritance to the ones having inherited us.