15 Does the ax raise itself above the person who swings it,
    or the saw boast against the one who uses it?(A)
As if a rod were to wield the person who lifts it up,
    or a club(B) brandish the one who is not wood!

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24 Therefore this is what the Lord, the Lord Almighty, says:

“My people who live in Zion,(A)
    do not be afraid(B) of the Assyrians,
who beat(C) you with a rod(D)
    and lift up a club against you, as Egypt did.

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31 The voice of the Lord will shatter Assyria;(A)
    with his rod he will strike(B) them down.

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15 “See, I will make you into a threshing sledge,(A)
    new and sharp, with many teeth.
You will thresh the mountains(B) and crush them,
    and reduce the hills to chaff.(C)

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45 “This is what the Lord says to his anointed,(A)
    to Cyrus,(B) whose right hand I take hold(C) of
to subdue nations(D) before him
    and to strip kings of their armor,
to open doors before him
    so that gates will not be shut:

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23 How broken and shattered
    is the hammer(A) of the whole earth!(B)
How desolate(C) is Babylon
    among the nations!

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20 “You are my war club,(A)
    my weapon for battle—
with you I shatter(B) nations,(C)
    with you I destroy kingdoms,

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