10 Then Ben-Hadad sent another message to Ahab: “May the gods deal with me, be it ever so severely, if enough dust(A) remains in Samaria to give each of my men a handful.”

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Nothing had been left(A) of the army of Jehoahaz except fifty horsemen, ten chariots and ten thousand foot soldiers, for the king of Aram had destroyed the rest and made them like the dust(B) at threshing time.

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“Who has stirred(A) up one from the east,(B)
    calling him in righteousness(C) to his service[a]?(D)
He hands nations over to him
    and subdues kings before him.
He turns them to dust(E) with his sword,
    to windblown chaff(F) with his bow.(G)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 41:2 Or east, / whom victory meets at every step
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Judgment on Israel’s Neighbors

This is what the Lord says:

“For three sins of Damascus,(A)
    even for four, I will not relent.(B)
Because she threshed Gilead
    with sledges having iron teeth,

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