ISAIAH 17:1, 14
The burden against Damascus. “Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, And it will be a ruinous heap. … Then behold, at eventide, trouble! And before the morning, he is no more. This is the portion of those who plunder us, And the lot of those who rob us.
According to the prophet, Damascus would be destroyed (Isaiah 17:1, 14; Jeremiah 49:23-27; Amos 1:3-5; Zechariah 9:1-8). Damascus, Syria is always in the news and is extremely anti-Semitic. Many terrorist organizations have their bases in Damascus. In fact, they are considered the kingpin of the axis of evil, the Syria-Lebanon-Iran-Turkey anti-Israel axis. God declares that they will become a ruinous heap because they have aggressively taken what was not theirs.