The Remnant of Israel

20 In that day(A) the remnant of Israel,
    the survivors(B) of Jacob,
will no longer rely(C) on him
    who struck them down(D)
but will truly rely(E) on the Lord,
    the Holy One of Israel.(F)
21 A remnant(G) will return,[a](H) a remnant of Jacob
    will return to the Mighty God.(I)
22 Though your people be like the sand(J) by the sea, Israel,
    only a remnant will return.(K)
Destruction has been decreed,(L)
    overwhelming and righteous.
23 The Lord, the Lord Almighty, will carry out
    the destruction decreed(M) upon the whole land.(N)

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

“My people who live in Zion,(O)
    do not be afraid(P) of the Assyrians,
who beat(Q) you with a rod(R)
    and lift up a club against you, as Egypt did.
25 Very soon(S) my anger against you will end
    and my wrath(T) will be directed to their destruction.(U)

26 The Lord Almighty will lash(V) them with a whip,
    as when he struck down Midian(W) at the rock of Oreb;
and he will raise his staff(X) over the waters,(Y)
    as he did in Egypt.
27 In that day(Z) their burden(AA) will be lifted from your shoulders,
    their yoke(AB) from your neck;(AC)
the yoke(AD) will be broken
    because you have grown so fat.[b]

28 They enter Aiath;
    they pass through Migron;(AE)
    they store supplies(AF) at Mikmash.(AG)
29 They go over the pass, and say,
    “We will camp overnight at Geba.(AH)
Ramah(AI) trembles;
    Gibeah(AJ) of Saul flees.(AK)
30 Cry out, Daughter Gallim!(AL)
    Listen, Laishah!
    Poor Anathoth!(AM)
31 Madmenah is in flight;
    the people of Gebim take cover.
32 This day they will halt at Nob;(AN)
    they will shake their fist(AO)
at the mount of Daughter Zion,(AP)
    at the hill of Jerusalem.

33 See, the Lord, the Lord Almighty,
    will lop off(AQ) the boughs with great power.
The lofty trees will be felled,(AR)
    the tall(AS) ones will be brought low.(AT)
34 He will cut down(AU) the forest thickets with an ax;
    Lebanon(AV) will fall before the Mighty One.(AW)

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  1. Isaiah 10:21 Hebrew shear-jashub (see 7:3 and note); also in verse 22
  2. Isaiah 10:27 Hebrew; Septuagint broken / from your shoulders

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