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6 I send it against a (A)godless nation
And commission it against the (B)people of My fury
To capture spoils and (C)to seize plunder,
And to [a]trample them down like (D)mud in the streets.
7 Yet it (E)does not so intend,
Nor does [b]it plan so in its heart,
But rather it is [c]its purpose to destroy
And to eliminate [d]many nations.
8 For it says, “Are not my officers [e]all kings?
9 Is not (F)Calno like (G)Carchemish,
Or (H)Hamath like Arpad,
Or (I)Samaria like (J)Damascus?
10 As my hand has reached to the (K)kingdoms of the idols,
Whose carved images were greater than those of Jerusalem and Samaria,
11 Shall I not do the same to Jerusalem and her images
Just as I have done to Samaria and (L)her idols?”
12 So it will be that when the Lord has completed all His (M)work on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, He will say, “I will [f]punish the fruit of the arrogant heart of the king of Assyria and (N)the arrogant pride of his eyes.”Read full chapter