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Assyria Shall Be Broken

10 “Woe to those who (A)decree unrighteous decrees,
Who write misfortune,
Which they have prescribed
To rob the needy of justice,
And to take what is right from the poor of My people,
That widows may be their prey,
And that they may rob the fatherless.
(B)What will you do in (C)the day of punishment,
And in the desolation which will come from (D)afar?
To whom will you flee for help?
And where will you leave your glory?
Without Me they shall bow down among the (E)prisoners,
And they shall fall [a]among the slain.”

(F)For all this His anger is not turned away,
But His hand is stretched out still.

Arrogant Assyria Also Judged

“Woe to Assyria, (G)the rod of My anger
And the staff in whose hand is My indignation.
I will send him against (H)an ungodly nation,
And against the people of My wrath
I will (I)give him charge,
To seize the spoil, to take the prey,
And to tread them down like the mire of the streets.
(J)Yet he does not mean so,
Nor does his heart think so;
But it is in his heart to destroy,
And cut off not a few nations.
(K)For he says,
Are not my princes altogether kings?
Is not (L)Calno (M)like Carchemish?
Is not Hamath like Arpad?
Is not Samaria (N)like Damascus?
10 As my hand has found the kingdoms of the idols,
Whose carved images excelled those of Jerusalem and Samaria,
11 As I have done to Samaria and her idols,
Shall I not do also to Jerusalem and her idols?’ ”

12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Lord has [b]performed all His work (O)on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, that He will say, (P)“I will punish the fruit of the arrogant heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his haughty looks.”

13 (Q)For he says:

“By the strength of my hand I have done it,
And by my wisdom, for I am prudent;
Also I have removed the boundaries of the people,
And have robbed their treasuries;
So I have put down the inhabitants like a [c]valiant man.
14 (R)My hand has found like 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 his wing,
Nor opened his mouth with even a peep.”

15 Shall (S)the ax boast itself against him who chops with it?
Or shall the saw exalt itself against him who saws with it?
As if a rod could wield itself against those who lift it up,
Or as if a staff could lift up, as if it were not wood!
16 Therefore the Lord, the [d]Lord of hosts,
Will send leanness among his fat ones;
And under his glory
He will kindle a burning
Like the burning of a fire.
17 So the Light of Israel will be for a fire,
And his Holy One for a flame;
(T)It will burn and devour
His thorns and his briers in one day.
18 And it will consume the glory of his forest and of (U)his fruitful field,
Both soul and body;
And they will be as when a sick man wastes away.
19 Then the rest of the trees of his forest
Will be so few in number
That a child may write them.

The Returning Remnant of Israel

20 And it shall come to pass in that day
That the remnant of Israel,
And such as have escaped of the house of Jacob,
(V)Will never again depend on him who [e]defeated them,
But will depend on the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.
21 The remnant will return, the remnant of Jacob,
To the (W)Mighty God.
22 (X)For though your people, O Israel, be as the sand of the sea,
(Y)A remnant of them will return;
The destruction decreed shall overflow with righteousness.
23 (Z)For the Lord God of hosts
Will make a determined end
In the midst of all the land.

24 Therefore thus says the Lord God of hosts: “O My people, who dwell in Zion, (AA)do not be afraid of the Assyrian. He shall strike you with a rod and lift up his staff against you, in the manner of (AB)Egypt. 25 For yet a very little while (AC)and the indignation will cease, as will My anger in their destruction.” 26 And the Lord of hosts will [f]stir up (AD)a scourge for him like the slaughter of (AE)Midian at the rock of Oreb; (AF)as His rod was on the sea, so will He lift it up in the manner of Egypt.

27 It shall come to pass in that day
That his burden will be taken away from your shoulder,
And his yoke from your neck,
And the yoke will be destroyed because of (AG)the anointing oil.

28 He has come to Aiath,
He has passed Migron;
At Michmash he has attended to his equipment.
29 They have gone [g]along (AH)the ridge,
They have taken up lodging at Geba.
Ramah is afraid,
(AI)Gibeah of Saul has fled.
30 [h]Lift up your voice,
O daughter (AJ)of Gallim!
Cause it to be heard as far as (AK)Laish—
[i]O poor Anathoth!
31 (AL)Madmenah has fled,
The inhabitants of Gebim seek refuge.
32 As yet he will remain (AM)at Nob that day;
He will (AN)shake his fist at the mount of (AO)the daughter of Zion,
The hill of Jerusalem.

33 Behold, the Lord,
The Lord of hosts,
Will lop off the bough with terror;
(AP)Those of high stature will be hewn down,
And the haughty will be humbled.
34 He will cut down the thickets of the forest with iron,
And Lebanon will fall by the Mighty One.

The Reign of Jesse’s Offspring(AQ)

11 There (AR)shall come forth a [j]Rod from the [k]stem of (AS)Jesse,
And (AT)a Branch shall [l]grow out of his roots.
(AU)The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him,
The Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
The Spirit of counsel and might,
The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.

His delight is in the fear of the Lord,
And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes,
Nor decide by the hearing of His ears;
But (AV)with righteousness He shall judge the poor,
And decide with equity for the meek of the earth;
He shall (AW)strike the earth with the rod of His mouth,
And with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked.
Righteousness shall be the belt of His loins,
And faithfulness the belt of His waist.

“The(AX) wolf also shall dwell with the lamb,
The leopard shall lie down with the young goat,
The calf and the young lion and the fatling together;
And a little child shall lead them.
The cow and the bear shall graze;
Their young ones shall lie down together;
And the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
The nursing child shall play by the cobra’s hole,
And the weaned child shall put his hand in the viper’s den.
(AY)They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain,
For (AZ)the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord
As the waters cover the sea.

10 “And(BA) in that day (BB)there shall be a Root of Jesse,
Who shall stand as a (BC)banner to the people;
For the (BD)Gentiles shall seek Him,
And His resting place shall be glorious.”

11 It shall come to pass in that day
That the Lord shall set His hand again the second time
To recover the remnant of His people who are left,
(BE)From Assyria and Egypt,
From Pathros and Cush,
From Elam and Shinar,
From Hamath and the [m]islands of the sea.

12 He will set up a banner for the nations,
And will [n]assemble the outcasts of Israel,
And gather together (BF)the dispersed of Judah
From the four [o]corners of the earth.
13 Also (BG)the envy of Ephraim shall depart,
And the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off;
Ephraim shall not envy Judah,
And Judah shall not harass Ephraim.
14 But they shall fly down upon the shoulder of the Philistines toward the west;
Together they shall plunder the [p]people of the East;
(BH)They shall lay their hand on Edom and Moab;
And the people of Ammon shall obey them.
15 The Lord (BI)will utterly [q]destroy the tongue of the Sea of Egypt;
With His mighty wind He will shake His fist over [r]the River,
And strike it in the seven streams,
And make men cross over [s]dry-shod.
16 (BJ)There will be a highway for the remnant of His people
Who will be left from Assyria,
(BK)As it was for Israel
In the day that he came up from the land of Egypt.

A Hymn of Praise

12 And (BL)in that day you will say:

“O Lord, I will praise You;
Though You were angry with me,
Your anger is turned away, and You comfort me.
Behold, God is my salvation,
I will trust and not be afraid;
(BM)‘For (BN)Yah, the Lord, is my strength and song;
He also has become my salvation.’ ”

Therefore with joy you will draw (BO)water
From the wells of salvation.

And in that day you will say:

(BP)“Praise the Lord, call upon His name;
(BQ)Declare His deeds among the peoples,
Make mention that His (BR)name is exalted.
(BS)Sing to the Lord,
For He has done excellent things;
This is known in all the earth.
(BT)Cry out and shout, O inhabitant of Zion,
For great is (BU)the Holy One of Israel in your midst!”

Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 10:4 Lit. under
  2. Isaiah 10:12 completed
  3. Isaiah 10:13 mighty
  4. Isaiah 10:16 So with Bg.; MT, DSS YHWH (the Lord)
  5. Isaiah 10:20 Lit. struck
  6. Isaiah 10:26 arouse
  7. Isaiah 10:29 Or over the pass
  8. Isaiah 10:30 Or Cry shrilly
  9. Isaiah 10:30 So with MT, Tg., Vg.; LXX, Syr. Listen to her, O Anathoth
  10. Isaiah 11:1 Shoot
  11. Isaiah 11:1 stock or trunk
  12. Isaiah 11:1 be fruitful
  13. Isaiah 11:11 Or coastlands
  14. Isaiah 11:12 gather
  15. Isaiah 11:12 Lit. wings
  16. Isaiah 11:14 Lit. sons
  17. Isaiah 11:15 So with MT, Vg.; LXX, Syr., Tg. dry up
  18. Isaiah 11:15 The Euphrates
  19. Isaiah 11:15 Lit. in sandals

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