10 Woe to those who ydecree iniquitous decrees,
and the writers who zkeep writing oppression,
and ato rob the poor of my people of their right,
3 What will you do on bthe day of punishment,
in the ruin that will come cfrom afar?
dFor all this his anger has not turned away,
5 Ah, Assyria, ethe rod of my anger;
6 Against a fgodless nation I send him,
to take gspoil and seize plunder,
and to htread them down like the mire of the streets.
7 But he idoes not so intend,
j“Are not my commanders all kings?
10 As my hand has reached to rthe kingdoms of the idols,
11 shall I not do to Jerusalem and sher idols
tas I have done to Samaria and her images?”
12 uWhen the Lord has finished all his work on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, vhe1 will punish the speech of the arrogant heart of the king of Assyria and the boastful look in his eyes. 13 wFor he says:
15 Shall xthe axe boast over him who hews with it,
will send wasting sickness among his ystout warriors,
and under his glory za burning will be kindled,
17 aThe light of Israel will become a fire,
and bhis Holy One a flame,
and cit will burn and devour
his thorns and briers din one day.
20 gIn that day hthe remnant of Israel and the survivors of the house of Jacob will no more ilean on him who struck them, but jwill lean on the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, in truth. 21 A remnant will return, the remnant of Jacob, kto the mighty God. 22 lFor though your people Israel be as the sand of the sea, monly a remnant of them will return. nDestruction is decreed, overflowing with righteousness. 23 For the Lord God of hosts will make a full end, as decreed, in the midst of all the earth.
24 Therefore thus says the Lord God of hosts: “O my people, owho dwell in Zion, pbe not afraid of the Assyrians when they strike with the rod and lift up their staff against you as qthe Egyptians did. 25 For rin a very little while my fury will come to an end, and my anger will be directed to their destruction. 26 And sthe Lord of hosts will wield against them a whip, as when he struck tMidian uat the rock of Oreb. And his staff will be over the sea, and he will lift it vas he did in Egypt. 27 And in that day whis burden will depart from your shoulder, and xhis yoke from your neck; and the yoke will be broken because of the fat.”2
he has passed through yMigron;
at Michmash he stores zhis baggage;
29 they have crossed over athe pass;
at bGeba they lodge for the night;
dGibeah of Saul has fled.
30 Cry aloud, O daughter of eGallim!
O poor fAnathoth!
32 This very day he will halt at gNob;
at the mount of hthe daughter of Zion,
34 He will cut down jthe thickets of the forest with an axe,
and kLebanon will fall by the Majestic One.