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Assyria is an Instrument of Judgment

“How terrible it will be
    for Assyria, the rod of my anger!
        The club is in their hands![a]
I’m sending my fury[b] against a godless nation,
    and I’ll command him against the people with whom I’m angry
to seize loot and snatch plunder,
    and to trample them down
        like mud in the streets.
But this is not what he intends,
    and this is not what he thinks in his mind;
but it is in his mind to destroy,
    and to cut down[c] many nations.

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  1. Isaiah 10:5 So 1QIsaa LXX; MT reads is their fury!
  2. Isaiah 10:6 So 1QIsaa LXX; MT reads sending him
  3. Isaiah 10:7 Lit. off