you will take up this taunt1 against the king of Babylon:2 How the oppressor3 has come to an end! How his furya has ended!
The LORD has broken the rod4 of the wicked,5 the scepter6 of the rulers,
which in anger struck down peoples7 with unceasing blows, and in fury subdued8 nations with relentless aggression.97
All the lands are at rest and at peace;10 they break into singing.118
Even the pine trees12 and the cedars of Lebanon exult over you and say, "Now that you have been laid low, no woodsman comes to cut us down."13