“Why has the renowned city not been deserted,
The city of My joy!
“Therefore, her young men will fall in her streets,
And all her men of war will be destroyed in that day,” says the Lord of hosts.(A)
“I will set fire to the wall of Damascus,
And it will consume the palaces of [a]Ben-hadad.”
- Jeremiah 49:27 Ben-hadad (“son of Hadad,” a pagan god) was the title given to the early Syrian kings who ruled in Damascus.