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Isaiah 17

Isa. 17:1 KJV (With Strong’s)

Thec burden
massa' (Hebrew #4853)
a burden; specifically, tribute, or (abstractly) porterage; figuratively, an utterance, chiefly a doom, especially singing; mental, desire
KJV usage: burden, carry away, prophecy, X they set, song, tribute.
Pronounce: mas-saw'
Origin: from 5375
of Damascus
Dammeseq (Hebrew #1834)
or Darmeseq {dar-meh'-sek}; of foreign origin; Damascus, a city of Syria
KJV usage: Damascus.
Pronounce: dam-meh'-sek
Origin: or Duwmeseq {doo-meh'-sek}
. Behold, Damascus
Dammeseq (Hebrew #1834)
or Darmeseq {dar-meh'-sek}; of foreign origin; Damascus, a city of Syria
KJV usage: Damascus.
Pronounce: dam-meh'-sek
Origin: or Duwmeseq {doo-meh'-sek}
d is taken away
cuwr (Hebrew #5493)
a primitive root; to turn off (literal or figurative)
KJV usage: be(-head), bring, call back, decline, depart, eschew, get (you), go (aside), X grievous, lay away (by), leave undone, be past, pluck away, put (away, down), rebel, remove (to and fro), revolt, X be sour, take (away, off), turn (aside, away, in), withdraw, be without.
Pronounce: soor
Origin: or suwr (Hosea 9:12) {soor}
from being a city
`iyr (Hebrew #5892)
or ayar (Judges 10:4) {aw-yar'}; from 5782 a city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post)
KJV usage: Ai (from margin), city, court (from margin), town.
Pronounce: eer
Origin: or (in the plural) par {awr}
, and it shall be a ruinous
mappalah (Hebrew #4654)
from 5307; something fallen, i.e. a ruin
KJV usage: ruin(-ous).
Pronounce: map-paw-law'
Origin: or mappelah {map-pay-law'}
m`iy (Hebrew #4596)
a pile of rubbish (as contorted), i.e. a ruin (compare 5856)
KJV usage: heap.
Pronounce: meh-ee'
Origin: from 5753

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Ministry on This Verse

1-5:  Syria and Israel are threatened.
6-8:  A remnant shall forsake idolatry.
9-11:  The rest shall be plagued for their impiety.
12-14:  The woe of Israel's enemies.
A.M. cir. 3263.
B.C. cir. 741.
Isa. 7:8• 8For the head of Syria is Damascus, and the head of Damascus is Rezin; and within threescore and five years shall Ephraim be broken, that it be not a people. (Isa. 7:8)
Gen. 14:15• 15And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night, and smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus. (Gen. 14:15)
Gen. 15:2• 2And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus? (Gen. 15:2)
1 Kings 11:24• 24And he gathered men unto him, and became captain over a band, when David slew them of Zobah: and they went to Damascus, and dwelt therein, and reigned in Damascus. (1 Kings 11:24)
1 Chron. 18:5• 5And when the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadarezer king of Zobah, David slew of the Syrians two and twenty thousand men. (1 Chron. 18:5)
2 Chron. 28:5,23• 5Wherefore the Lord his God delivered him into the hand of the king of Syria; and they smote him, and carried away a great multitude of them captives, and brought them to Damascus. And he was also delivered into the hand of the king of Israel, who smote him with a great slaughter.
23For he sacrificed unto the gods of Damascus, which smote him: and he said, Because the gods of the kings of Syria help them, therefore will I sacrifice to them, that they may help me. But they were the ruin of him, and of all Israel.
(2 Chron. 28:5,23)
Jer. 49:23‑27• 23Concerning Damascus. Hamath is confounded, and Arpad: for they have heard evil tidings: they are fainthearted; there is sorrow on the sea; it cannot be quiet.
24Damascus is waxed feeble, and turneth herself to flee, and fear hath seized on her: anguish and sorrows have taken her, as a woman in travail.
25How is the city of praise not left, the city of my joy!
26Therefore her young men shall fall in her streets, and all the men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith the Lord of hosts.
27And I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus, and it shall consume the palaces of Ben-hadad.
(Jer. 49:23‑27)
Amos 1:3‑5• 3Thus saith the Lord; For three transgressions of Damascus, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have threshed Gilead with threshing instruments of iron:
4But I will send a fire into the house of Hazael, which shall devour the palaces of Ben-hadad.
5I will break also the bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant from the plain of Aven, and him that holdeth the sceptre from the house of Eden: and the people of Syria shall go into captivity unto Kir, saith the Lord.
(Amos 1:3‑5)
Zech. 9:1• 1The burden of the word of the Lord in the land of Hadrach, and Damascus shall be the rest thereof: when the eyes of man, as of all the tribes of Israel, shall be toward the Lord. (Zech. 9:1)
Acts 9:2• 2And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem. (Acts 9:2)
Damascus is.
a ruinous.
 In the days of Isaiah, Damascus had been allied with the ten tribes. Its “burden” fills the three verses that open chapter 17. (Isaiah 17 by F.B. Hole)

J. N. Darby Translation

The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.