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You rip away the rights of the poor and prey upon widows and orphans![a] What will come of you on your day of visitation when disaster comes from afar? To whom will you run for help? And what will you do then with all your great wealth?[b] You’ll have no option but to cringe among the captives or fall among the corpses of the slain! Yet despite all this, his anger has not subsided, and his hand is poised to strike.[c]

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  1. Isaiah 10:2 Or “You make widows your spoil and orphans your prey.”
  2. Isaiah 10:3 Or “glory” or “honor,” a possible metaphor for their vast armies.
  3. Isaiah 10:4 Or “his hand is still reaching out.”