Isaiah 17:2
Good News Translation
The cities of Syria will be deserted forever. They will be a pasture for sheep and cattle, and no one will drive them away.

Contemporary English Version
The villages around Aroer will be deserted, with only sheep living there and no one to bother them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The cities of Aroer shall be left for flocks, and they shall rest there, and there shall be none to make them afraid.

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The cities of Aroer shall be left for flocks, and they shall rest there, and there shall be none to make them afraid.

Aroer

Numbers 32:34 And the sons of Gad built Dibon, and Ataroth, and Aroer,

Deuteronomy 2:36 From Aroer, which is upon the bank of the torrent Arnon, a town that is situate in a valley, as far as Galaad. There was not a village or city, that escaped our hands: the Lord our God delivered all unto us:

Deuteronomy 3:12 And we possessed the land at that time from Aroer, which is upon the bank of the torrent Arnon, unto the half of mount Galaad: and I gave the cities thereof to Ruben and Gad.

Joshua 13:16 And their border was from Aroer, which is on the bank of the torrent Arnon, and in the midst of the valley of the same torrent: all the plain, that leadeth to Medaba,

Jeremiah 48:19 Stand in the way, and look out, O habitation of Aroer: inquire of him that fleeth: and say to him that hath escaped: What is done?

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Isaiah 5:17 And the lambs shall feed according to their order, and strangers shall eat the deserts turned into fruitfulness.

Isaiah 7:23-25 And it shall come to pass in that day, that every place where there were a thousand vines, at a thousand pieces of silver, shall become thorns and briers. . . .

Ezekiel 25:5 And I will make Rabbath a stable for camels, and the children of Ammon a couching place for flocks: and you shall know that I am the Lord.

Zephaniah 2:6 And the sea coast shall be the resting place of shepherds, and folds for cattle:

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Jeremiah 7:33 And the carcasses of this people shall be meat for the fowls of the air, and for the beasts of the earth, and there shall be none to drive them away.

Context
An Oracle Concerning Damascus
1The burden of Damascus. Behold Damascus shall cease to be a city, and shall be as a ruinous heap of stones. 2The cities of Aroer shall be left for flocks, and they shall rest there, and there shall be none to make them afraid.3And aid shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus: and the remnant of Syria shall be as the glory of the children of Israel: saith the Lord of hosts.…
Cross References
Numbers 32:34
And the sons of Gad built Dibon, and Ataroth, and Aroer,

Job 11:19
Thou shalt rest, and there shall be none to make thee afraid: and many shall entreat thy face.

Isaiah 7:21
And it shall come to pass in that day, that a man shall nourish a young cow, and two sheep.

Isaiah 7:22
And for the abundance of milk he shall eat butter: for butter and honey shall every one eat that shall be left in the midst of the land.

Isaiah 27:10
For the strong city shall be desolate, the beautiful city shall be forsaken, and shall be left as a wilderness: there the calf shall feed, and there shall he lie down, and shall consume its branches.

Ezekiel 25:5
And I will make Rabbath a stable for camels, and the children of Ammon a couching place for flocks: and you shall know that I am the Lord.

Ezekiel 39:26
And they shall bear their confusion, and all the transgressions wherewith they have transgressed against me, when they shall dwell in their land securely fearing no man:

Micah 4:4
And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off: and they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into spades: nation shall not take sword against nation: neither shall they learn war anymore.

Zephaniah 2:6
And the sea coast shall be the resting place of shepherds, and folds for cattle:

Additional Translations
The cities of Aroer are forsaken; they will be left to the flocks, which will lie down with no one to fear.The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.

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

abandoned for ever, to be a fold and resting-place for flocks, and there shall be none to go after them.

The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks; and they shall lie down and there shall be none to make them afraid.

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

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

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

Forsaken are the cities of Aroer, For droves they are, and they have lain down, And there is none troubling.
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