Isaiah 17:1-3 A Prophecy Against Damascus coming to pass soon?

Friday, April 26, 2013 0 comments
Just thought I'd do a little post on the Isaiah 17:1 passage about Damascus.

Isaiah 17:1-3
King James Version (KJV)
17 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.

2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.

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.

Isaiah 17:1-3
New Living Translation (NLT)
A Message about Damascus and Israel

17 This message came to me concerning Damascus:

“Look, the city of Damascus will disappear!
    It will become a heap of ruins.
2 The towns of Aroer will be deserted.
    Flocks will graze in the streets and lie down undisturbed,
    with no one to chase them away.
3 The fortified towns of Israel[a] will also be destroyed,
    and the royal power of Damascus will end.
All that remains of Syria[b]
    will share the fate of Israel’s departed glory,”
    declares the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.

17:3a Hebrew of Ephraim, referring to the northern kingdom of Israel.
17:3b Hebrew Aram.

Damascus Wikipedia
 Is the capital and the second largest city of Syria after Aleppo.
In addition to being one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Damascus is a major cultural and religious center of the Levant.

Now according to the scripture above, one of the things that must come to pass before Jesus can return is the fall of Damascus. It must become a ruiness heap. Reading my bible today I thought about Damascus and the current civil war in Syria and the fact that the US is probably gonna get involved with it along with Israel, so I decided to look up this passage in Isaiah and look at some before and after photo's of Damascus. Needless to say as you will see below, I do not think it will be much longer before this particular prophecy comes true. I'll add a few news articles below the pictures also. Please feel free to comment and start a conversation, it's always good to talk about God's word with others! :)


 Umayyad Mosque in Aleppo


Umayyad Mosque in Aleppo

I encourage you to check out this site below, it has some great imagery of before and after. Some of the photo's if you hover over it with your mouse, you can move a slider to see the before and after of the image.

The Destruction of a Nation: Syria’s War Revealed in Satellite Imagery

Minaret on a Storied Syrian Mosque Falls

I found these images searching Google Images by typing in "Damascus 2013", SO there fore these photo's belong to their respectful owners and am using them for educational purposes only. Also if you search this yourself, just know that some very graphic images of those killed and wounded in the war there also show up in the results.

God Bless


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