Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus,” says Yahweh, whose name is the God of Armies. Bible

“beyond Damascus." Although Damascus, the capital of Syria to the immediate north of Israel, seemed to be the logical threat to Israel, God foresaw that Israel would not be destroyed and carried captive by the Syrians, but by the Assyrians. The nation of Assyria was north of Syria and certainly “beyond Damascus.”

Commentary for: Amos 5:27