for before the boy knows how to call out father or mother, the wealth of Damascus and the spoils of Samaria will be carried off to the king of Assyria."
The LORD spoke to me again:
Because these people rejected the slowly flowing waters of Shiloah and rejoiced with Rezin and the son of Remaliah,
the Lord will certainly bring against them the mighty rushing waters of the Euphrates River-- the king of Assyria and all his glory. It will overflow its channels and spill over all its banks.
Isn't Calno like Carchemish? Isn't Hamath like Arpad? Isn't Samaria like Damascus?
As my hand seized the idolatrous kingdoms, whose idols exceeded those of Jerusalem and Samaria,
and as I did to Samaria and its idols will I not also do to Jerusalem and its idols?
An oracle against Damascus: Look, Damascus is no longer a city. It has become a ruined heap.
The cities of Aroer are forsaken; they will be [places] for flocks. They will lie down without fear.
The fortress disappears from Ephraim, and a kingdom from Damascus. The remnant of Aram will be like the splendor of the Israelites. [This is] the declaration of the LORD of Hosts.
On that day the splendor of Jacob will fade, and his healthy body will become emaciated.
It will be as if a reaper had gathered standing grain-- his arm harvesting the heads of grain-- and as if one had gleaned heads of grain in the valley of Rephaim.
In the days of Pekah king of Israel, Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria came and captured Ijon, Abel-beth-maacah, Janoah, Kedesh, Hazor, Gilead, and Galilee-- all the land of Naphtali-- and deported the people to Assyria.
So the king of Assyria listened to him and marched up to Damascus and captured it. He deported its people to Kir but put Rezin to death.