Look at them shake uncontrollably,
“I have been inactive
The people cry out,
The people of Damascus will lose heart and turn to flee. Panic will grip them. Pain and anguish will seize them like a woman in labor.
The king of Babylon will become paralyzed with fear
They panic – cramps and pain seize hold of them like those of a woman who is straining to give birth. They look at one another in astonishment; their faces are flushed red.
Ask yourselves this and consider it carefully:
Jerusalem, why are you
Twist and strain,