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Isaiah 17 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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An Oracle Concerning Damascus

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:1 - An oracle concerning Damascus.
Behold, Damascus will cease to be a city
and will become a heap of ruins.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:2 - The cities of Aroer are deserted;
they will be for flocks,
which will lie down, and none will make them afraid.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:3 - The fortress will disappear from Ephraim,
and the kingdom from Damascus;
and the remnant of Syria will be
like the glory of the children of Israel,
declares the LORD of hosts.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:4 - And in that day the glory of Jacob will be brought low,
and the fat of his flesh will grow lean.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:5 - And it shall be as when the reaper gathers standing grain
and his arm harvests the ears,
and as when one gleans the ears of grain
in the Valley of Rephaim.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:6 - Gleanings will be left in it,
as when an olive tree is beaten—
two or three berries
in the top of the highest bough,
four or five
on the branches of a fruit tree,
declares the LORD God of Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:7 - In that day man will look to his Maker, and his eyes will look on the Holy One of Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:8 - He will not look to the altars, the work of his hands, and he will not look on what his own fingers have made, either the Asherim or the altars of incense.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:9 - In that day their strong cities will be like the deserted places of the wooded heights and the hilltops, which they deserted because of the children of Israel, and there will be desolation.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:10 - For you have forgotten the God of your salvation
and have not remembered the Rock of your refuge;
therefore, though you plant pleasant plants
and sow the vine-branch of a stranger,

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:11 - though you make them grow[fn] on the day that you plant them,
and make them blossom in the morning that you sow,
yet the harvest will flee away[fn]
in a day of grief and incurable pain.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:12 - Ah, the thunder of many peoples;
they thunder like the thundering of the sea!
Ah, the roar of nations;
they roar like the roaring of mighty waters!

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:13 - The nations roar like the roaring of many waters,
but he will rebuke them, and they will flee far away,
chased like chaff on the mountains before the wind
and whirling dust before the storm.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:14 - At evening time, behold, terror!
Before morning, they are no more!
This is the portion of those who loot us,
and the lot of those who plunder us.
ESV Footnotes
Or though you carefully fence them
Or will be a heap
ESV

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