6 They would stop at nothing to beat, batter, and bruise the nations,
constantly raging as they hunted down and tyrannized the peoples.
7 The whole earth, mountains to sea, breathes a sigh of relief;
the peace and quiet erupts into a lively, joyful song.
8 The cypresses and cedars of Lebanon rejoice at his demise, singing:
“You can’t hurt us anymore. Now that you’ve been cut down,
No one comes to cut us down!”