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being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
ISA 17:2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks,
which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.
ISA 17:3 The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom
from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of
the children of Israel, saith the LORD of hosts.
ISA 17:4 And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of Jacob
shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean.
ISA 17:5 And it shall be as when the harvestman gathereth the corn, and
reapeth the ears with his arm; and it shall be as he that gathereth ears
in the valley of Rephaim.
King James Bible