Therefore, the LORD God of heavenly forces will make the well-fed people waste away; and among his officials, a blaze will burn like scorching fire.
The light of Israel will become a fire, its holy one a flame, which will burn and devour its thorns and thistles in a single day.
Its abundant forest and farmland will be finished completely,a as when a sick person wastes away;
its forest's remaining trees will be no more than a child can count.
On that day, what's left of Israel and the survivors of the house of Jacob will no longer depend on the one who beat them. Instead, they will faithfully depend on the LORD, the holy one of Israel.
A few will return, what's left of Jacob, to the mighty God.
Although your people, Israel, were like the sand of the sea, only a few survivors will return. The end is announced, overflowing with justice.
Yes, destruction has been announced; the LORD God of heavenly forces will carry it out against the entire land.
Therefore, the LORD God of heavenly forces says: My people who live in Zion, don't fear Assyria, which strikes you with the rod and raises its staff against you as Egypt did.
In a very short time my fury will end, and my anger at the world will be finished.b26
Therefore, the LORD of heavenly forces will crack a whip against Assyria, as when he struck Midian at the rock of Oreb. He will raise a rod over the sea, as he did in Egypt.