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28 So Joshua burned Ai and made it (A)a heap forever, a desolation to this day.

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28 So Joshua burned(A) Ai[a](B) and made it a permanent heap of ruins,(C) a desolate place to this day.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Joshua 8:28 Ai means the ruin.

Proclamation Against Syria and Israel

17 The (A)burden[a] against Damascus.

“Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city,
And it will be a ruinous heap.

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  1. Isaiah 17:1 oracle, prophecy

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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For You have made (A)a city a ruin,
A fortified city a ruin,
A palace of foreigners to be a city no more;
It will never be rebuilt.

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You have made the city a heap of rubble,(A)
    the fortified(B) town a ruin,(C)
the foreigners’ stronghold(D) a city no more;
    it will never be rebuilt.(E)

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(A)Therefore behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord,
“That I will cause to be heard an alarm of war
In (B)Rabbah of the Ammonites;
It shall be a desolate mound,
And her [a]villages shall be burned with fire.
Then Israel shall take possession of his inheritance,” says the Lord.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 49:2 Lit. daughters

But the days are coming,”
    declares the Lord,
“when I will sound the battle cry(A)
    against Rabbah(B) of the Ammonites;
it will become a mound of ruins,(C)
    and its surrounding villages will be set on fire.
Then Israel will drive out
    those who drove her out,(D)
says the Lord.

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