Cursed are those who make evil decisions, and the writers who make the records of their cruel acts:
Who do wrong to the poor in their cause, and take away the right of the crushed among my people, so that they may have the property of widows, and get under their power those who have no father.
And what will you do in the day of punishment, and in the destruction which is coming from far? to whom will you go for help, and what will become of your glory?
... For all this his wrath is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
Ho! Assyrian, the rod of my wrath, the instrument of my punishment!
I will send him against a nation of wrongdoers, and against the people of my wrath I will give him orders, to take their wealth in war, crushing them down like the dust in the streets.
But this is not what is in his mind, and this is not his design; but his purpose is destruction, and the cutting off of more and more nations.