But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord,(A) what can you give me since I remain childless(B) and the one who will inherit[a] my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?(C)

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  1. Genesis 15:2 The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.
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When the Arameans of Damascus(A) came to help Hadadezer king of Zobah, David struck down twenty-two thousand of them.

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34 “I will return the cities(A) my father took from your father,” Ben-Hadad(B) offered. “You may set up your own market areas(C) in Damascus,(D) as my father did in Samaria.”

Ahab said, “On the basis of a treaty(E) I will set you free.” So he made a treaty with him, and let him go.

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The king of Assyria complied by attacking Damascus(A) and capturing it. He deported its inhabitants to Kir(B) and put Rezin to death.

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for the head of Aram is Damascus,(A)
    and the head of Damascus is only Rezin.(B)
Within sixty-five years
    Ephraim will be too shattered(C) to be a people.

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For before the boy knows(A) how to say ‘My father’ or ‘My mother,’ the wealth of Damascus(B) and the plunder of Samaria will be carried off by the king of Assyria.(C)

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    ‘Has not Kalno(A) fared like Carchemish?(B)
Is not Hamath(C) like Arpad,(D)
    and Samaria(E) like Damascus?(F)

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A Prophecy Against Damascus

17 A prophecy(A) against Damascus:(B)

“See, Damascus will no longer be a city
    but will become a heap of ruins.(C)

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A Message About Damascus

23 Concerning Damascus:(A)

“Hamath(B) and Arpad(C) are dismayed,
    for they have heard bad news.
They are disheartened,
    troubled like[a] the restless sea.(D)

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  1. Jeremiah 49:23 Hebrew on or by
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27 “I will set fire(A) to the walls of Damascus;(B)
    it will consume(C) the fortresses of Ben-Hadad.(D)

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18 “‘Damascus(A) did business with you because of your many products and great wealth of goods.(B) They offered wine from Helbon, wool from Zahar

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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,
I will send fire(C) on the house of Hazael(D)
    that will consume the fortresses(E) of Ben-Hadad.(F)
I will break down the gate(G) of Damascus;
    I will destroy the king who is in[a] the Valley of Aven[b]
and the one who holds the scepter in Beth Eden.(H)
    The people of Aram will go into exile to Kir,(I)
says the Lord.(J)

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  1. Amos 1:5 Or the inhabitants of
  2. Amos 1:5 Aven means wickedness.
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