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Arrogant Assyria Also Judged

Ah, Assyria, the rod of my anger,
    the staff of my fury![a]
Against a godless nation I send him,
    and against the people of my wrath I command him,
to take spoil and seize plunder,
    and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.
But he does not so intend,
    and his mind does not so think;
but it is in his mind to destroy,
    and to cut off nations not a few;

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 10:5 Heb a staff it is in their hand my fury