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Isaiah 10

1 Woe to those who decree unrighteous decrees, and who have written and continue to write toil;
2 to thrust aside the needy from judgment, and to rob the right from the poor of My people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may plunder the orphans!
3 And what will you do in the day of judgment, and in destruction when it comes from afar? To whom will you flee for help? And where will you leave your glory?
4 Without Me they shall bow down under the prisoners, and they shall fall under the slain. In all this His hand is not turned away, but His hand is stretched out still.
5 Woe to Assyria, the rod of My anger! And the staff in their hand is My indignation.
6 I will send him against a hypocritical nation, and against the people of My wrath. I will command him to draw out the plunder, and to seize the spoils, and to trample them like the mud of the streets.
7 Yet he does not plan this, nor does his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off not a few nations.
8 For he says, Are not my commanders all like kings?
9 Is not Calno like Carchemish? Is not Hamath like Arpad? Is not Samaria like Damascus?
10 As my hand has found the kingdoms of the idols, whose graven images excelled those of Jerusalem and Samaria;
11 shall I not do to Jerusalem and her idols as I have done to Samaria and her idols?
12 And it shall come to pass, when the Lord has completed all His work on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, that He will say, I will punish the fruit of the proud heart of the king of Assyria and the glory of his haughty looks.
13 For he says, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am discerning. And I have removed the borders of the people, and have robbed their treasures, and I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man.
14 And my hand has found, as a nest, the riches of the people; and as one gathers eggs that are left, I have gathered all the earth; and there was no one who moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or peeped.
15 Shall the ax boast itself against him who chops with it? Shall the saw magnify itself against him who moves it? As if the rod could swing itself at those who lift it up! As if a staff could rise up, as though it were not wood!
16 Therefore the Lord, Jehovah of Hosts, shall send leanness among his fat ones; and under his glory He shall kindle a burning like the burning of a fire.
17 And the light of Israel shall be as a fire, and His Holy One as a flame; and it shall burn and devour his thorns and his briers in one day.
18 And it shall burn up the glory of his forest and of his fruitful field, both soul and body; and they shall be as when a sick one faints.
19 And the rest of the trees of his forest shall be so few, that a child might write them.
20 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and those who have escaped from the house of Jacob, shall never again lean on him who struck them; but will truly lean on Jehovah, the Holy One of Israel.
21 The remnant shall return, the remnant of Jacob, to the Strong and Mighty God.
22 For though Your people Israel are like the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return; the completion which is decreed shall overflow with righteousness.
23 For the Lord Jehovah of Hosts shall make a full end, as ordained, in the midst of all the land.
24 Therefore thus says the Lord Jehovah of Hosts, O my people who dwell in Zion, do not fear Assyria. He shall strike you with a rod, and shall lift up his staff against you, in the way of Egypt.
25 But yet a little while, and the indignation shall cease, and My anger shall be for their destruction.
26 And Jehovah of Hosts shall stir up a scourge upon him according to the slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb; and as His staff was on the sea, so shall He lift it up in the way of Egypt.
27 And it shall come to pass in that day that his burden shall be taken away from off your shoulder, and his yoke from off your neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing oil.
28 He has come to Aiath, he has passed to Migron; at Michmash he has stored his equipment;
29 they have gone over the pass; they have taken lodging at Geba; Ramah is afraid, Gibeah of Saul has fled.
30 Lift up your voice, O daughter of Gallim; cause it to be heard unto Laish; O poor Anathoth.
31 Madmenah has fled; the inhabitants of Gebim seek refuge.
32 Yet he shall remain at Nob that day; he shall shake his fist against the mount of the daughter of Zion, the hill of Jerusalem.
33 Behold, the Lord, Jehovah of Hosts, shall lop off the bough with terror; and those exalted high shall be chopped down, and the haughty shall be humbled.
34 And He shall cut down the thickets of the forest with iron, and Lebanon shall fall by the Mighty One.
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