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25 I once was pleased
    with your famous city.
But now I warn you, “Escape
    while you still can!”[a]
26 Soon, even your best soldiers
    will lie dead in your streets.
I, the Lord All-Powerful,
    have spoken.

27 I will set fire to your city walls
and burn down the fortresses
    King Benhadad built.

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Footnotes

  1. 49.25 can: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text of verse 25.

25 Why has the city of renown not been abandoned,
    the town in which I delight?
26 Surely, her young men(A) will fall in the streets;
    all her soldiers will be silenced(B) in that day,”
declares the Lord Almighty.
27 “I will set fire(C) to the walls of Damascus;(D)
    it will consume(E) the fortresses of Ben-Hadad.(F)

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