Assyria, the Instrument of Wrath

Woe to Assyria, the rod of My anger—
the staff in their hands is My wrath.
I will send him against a godless nation;
I will command him to go
against a people destined for My rage,
to take spoils, to plunder,
and to trample them down like clay(A) in the streets.
But this is not what he intends;
this is not what he plans.
It is his intent to destroy
and to cut off many nations.

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