In that day people
Tyre built herself a fortification and piled up silver like dust and gold like the mud of the streets!
Hazael asked, “Why are you crying, my master?” He replied, “Because I know the trouble you will cause the Israelites. You will set fire to their fortresses, kill their young men with the sword, smash their children to bits, and rip open their pregnant women.”
These were the ones who served the king, besides those whom the king placed in the fortified cities throughout Judah.
He appointed judges throughout the land and in each of the fortified cities of Judah.
In those days, as King Ahasuerus sat on his royal throne in Susa
On that same day the number of those killed in Susa the citadel was brought to the king’s attention.
The Lord strengthens his people;
You led us into a trap;
The wicked person desires a stronghold,
In the fear of the Lord one has
The name of the Lord
The wise person
So come on, let’s go ahead and attack it by night and destroy all its fortified buildings.’
“I will set fire to the walls of Damascus; it will burn up the palaces of Ben Hadad.”
I will pour out my anger upon Pelusium,
I will destroy the cities of your land, and tear down all your fortresses.
The Lord is good