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Assyria, the Rod

Oy to Assyria, the rod of My anger—
    the club in their hand is My indignation!
I am sending it against an ungodly nation,
and against the people of My fury I am commissioning it,
    to take spoil and plunder,
    to trample them down
        like mud in the streets.

Yet that is not what Assyria intends,
    nor is that what he is thinking about.
Rather his heart is to destroy,
    and to cut down nations—only a few!

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