Lordís Anger Against Israel (continued)
10:1 Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees,
and that write grievousness which they have prescribed;
10:2 To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take
away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may
be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless!
10:3 And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in
the desolation which shall come from far? to whom will ye
flee for help? and where will ye leave your glory?
10:4 Without me they shall bow down under the prisoners,
and they shall fall under the slain. For all this his anger
is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
Godís Judgment on
10:5 O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in
their hand is mine indignation.
10:6 I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and
against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to
take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down
like the mire of the streets.
10:7 Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart
think so; but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off
nations not a few.
10:8 For he saith, Are not my princes altogether kings?
10:9 Is not Calno as Carchemish? is not Hamath as Arpad? is
not Samaria as Damascus?
10:10 As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the idols, and
whose graven images did excel them of Jerusalem and of
10:11 Shall I not, as I have done unto Samaria and her
idols, so do to Jerusalem and her idols?
10:12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, that when the Lord
hath performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on
Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the
king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks.
10:13 For he saith, By the strength of my hand I have done
it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed
the bounds of the people, and have robbed their treasures,
and I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man:
10:14 And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the
people: and as one gathereth eggs that are left, have I
gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved the
wing, or opened the mouth, or peeped.
10:15 Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth
therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that
shaketh it? as if the rod should shake itself against them
that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself,
as if it were no wood.
10:16 Therefore shall the Lord, the Lord of hosts, send
among his fat ones leanness; and under his glory he shall
kindle a burning like the burning of a fire.
10:17 And the light of Israel shall be for a fire, and his
Holy One for a flame: and it shall burn and devour his
thorns and his briers in one day;
10:18 And shall consume the glory of his forest, and of his
fruitful field, both soul and body: and they shall be as
when a standard-bearer fainteth.
10:19 And the rest of the trees of his forest shall be few,
that a child may write them.
The Remnant of Israel
10:20 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the
remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of
Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them;
but shall stay upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in
10:21 The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob,
unto the mighty God.
10:22 For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the
sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption
decreed shall overflow with righteousness.
10:23 For the Lord GOD of hosts shall make a consumption,
even determined, in the midst of all the land.
10:24 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD of hosts, O my
people that dwellest in Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrian:
he shall smite thee with a rod, and shall lift up his staff
against thee, after the manner of Egypt.
10:25 For yet a very little while, and the indignation
shall cease, and mine anger in their destruction.
10:26 And the LORD of hosts shall stir up a scourge for him
according to the slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb:
and as his rod was upon the sea, so shall he lift it up
after the manner of Egypt.
10:27 And it shall come to pass in that day, that his
burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his
yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed
because of the anointing.
10:28 He is come to Aiath, he is passed to Migron; at
Michmash he hath laid up his carriages:
10:29 They are gone over the passage: they have taken up
their lodging at Geba; Ramah is afraid; Gibeah of Saul is
10:30 Lift up thy voice, O daughter of Gallim: cause it to
be heard unto Laish, O poor Anathoth.
10:31 Madmenah is removed; the inhabitants of Gebim gather
themselves to flee.
10:32 As yet shall he remain at Nob that day: he shall
shake his hand against the mount of the daughter of Zion,
the hill of Jerusalem.
10:33 Behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, shall lop the
bough with terror: and the high ones of stature shall be
hewn down, and the haughty shall be humbled.
10:34 And he shall cut down the thickets of the forest with
iron, and Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one.