New International Reader's Version
25 Why hasn’t the famous city been deserted?
It is the town I take delight in.
26 You can be sure its young men will fall dead in the streets.
All its soldiers will be put to death at that time,”
announces the Lord who rules over all.
27 “I will set the walls of Damascus on fire.
It will burn down the strong towers of King Ben-Hadad.”
New International Version
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)”