'Has not Calno1 fared like Carchemish?2 Is not Hamath3 like Arpad,4 and Samaria5 like Damascus?610
As my hand seized the kingdoms of the idols,7 kingdoms whose images excelled those of Jerusalem and Samaria--
shall I not deal with Jerusalem and her images as I dealt with Samaria and her idols?8' "
When the Lord has finished all his work9 against Mount Zion10 and Jerusalem, he will say, "I will punish the king of Assyria11 for the willful pride12 of his heart and the haughty look13 in his eyes.
For he says: " 'By the strength of my hand14 I have done this,15 and by my wisdom, because I have understanding. I removed the boundaries of nations, I plundered their treasures;16 like a mighty one I subdueda their kings.1714
As one reaches into a nest,18 so my hand reached for the wealth19 of the nations; as men gather abandoned eggs, so I gathered all the countries;20 not one flapped a wing, or opened its mouth to chirp.21' "