1 3 Thus says Yahweh:
"For three transgressions of Damascus,
and for four, I will not revoke the punishment;
because they have threshed Gilead
with threshing sledges of iron.
1 4 So I will send a fire upon the house of Hazael,
and it shall devour the strongholds of Ben-hadad.
1 5 I will break the bar of Damascus,
and cut off the inhabitants from the Valley of Aven,
and him that holds the scepter from Beth-eden;
and the people of Syria shall go into exile to Kir,"