For as in the day of Midian’s defeat,(A)
    you have shattered(B)
the yoke(C) that burdens them,
    the bar across their shoulders,(D)
    the rod of their oppressor.(E)

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you will take up this taunt(A) against the king of Babylon:(B)

How the oppressor(C) has come to an end!
    How his fury[a] has ended!

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  1. Isaiah 14:4 Dead Sea Scrolls, Septuagint and Syriac; the meaning of the word in the Masoretic Text is uncertain.

The Lord has broken the rod(A) of the wicked,(B)
    the scepter(C) of the rulers,

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