The Prophecy concerning Damascus

23 Concerning Damascus: "Hamath and Arpad are dismayed, for they have heard bad news. They are disheartened, troubled like[1] the restless sea. 24 Damascus has become feeble, she has turned to flee and panic has gripped her; anguish and pain have seized her, pain like that of a woman in labor. 25 Why has the city of renown not been abandoned, the town in which I delight? 26 Surely, her young men will fall in the streets; all her soldiers will be silenced in that day," declares the Lord Almighty. 27 "I will set fire to the walls of Damascus; it will consume the fortresses of Ben-Hadad."

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Jeremiah 49:23-27

Commentary on Jeremiah 49:23-27

(Read Jeremiah 49:23-27)

How easily God can dispirit those nations that have been most celebrated for valour! Damascus waxes feeble. It was a city of joy, having all the delights of the sons of men. But those deceive themselves who place their happiness in carnal joys.