Isaiah 17:1

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The burden of Damascus: Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a citie, and it shalbe a ruinous heape.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The oracle concerning Damascus. "Behold, Damascus is about to be removed from being a city And will become a fallen ruin.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The word about Damascus. See, they have made Damascus a town no longer; it has become a waste place.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

The burden of Damascus: "Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it will be a ruinous heap.
- World English Bible

The burden of Damascus. Lo, Damascus is taken away from [being] a city, And it hath been a heap -- a ruin.
- Youngs Literal Bible

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

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 17:1


17:1 Damascus - Both of that city and kingdom. A heap - This was fulfilled by Tiglath - pilneser, #2Kings 16:9|, although afterwards it was re - edified.


Discussion for Isaiah 17:1

  • I started reading the book of Isaiah today and when I came to 17:1 I had a flash back to the news last night, there was video of the total destruction in the streets of Damascus and all the suffering with it. I believe this scripture was referring to events now. waiting for the return of our King!
  • Rod brown for verse 1
    I think they'll bomb it to ruins, there are no nukes just cold war jargon.
    There needs to be a peace treaty presided by the many as in Daniel, so I don't believe this is the gog/magog war from the north although gog and magog and the papacy are involved.
    It's the catalyst for their false peace treaty of 7 years.
  • Prophet of GOD YHWH
  • IT SHALL BECOME A RUINOUS HEAP, AT DARK TROUBLE, THEN MORNING A RUINOUS HEAP, SURROUNDING CITIES DESERTED. DONT SEEM LIKE PRESENT DESTRUCTION FROM WITHIN. RADIATION WILL CAUSE EVACUATION AND NONE WILL LIVE THERE, ANIMALS WILL INHABIT THESE AREAS. WHO IS GONNA DO IT? IF A THREAT TO ISRAEL, THEN GUESS WHO.
  • I was reading Isaiah today, I then came to Isaiah 17:1 and when I started to read the verse it hit me like a brick, it came to me that Damascus is becoming an ruinous heap by its own people.

    I and many others have presumed that Israel would nuke Damascus, are we wrong? I believe so. If we look at the News videos, photographs we see that Damascus coming a ruinous heap from within.
  • Jyrki Soini for verse 1
    Will come true soon.
    Hosea 6:2
    After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.
    Deuteronomy 30:6
    And the LORD thy God will cir***cise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.

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