10:12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, that when the Lord hath performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks.
10:20 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.
A permanent method in the divine government of the earth. Israel is always the centre of the divine counsels earthward Deuteronomy 32:8 . The Gentile nations are permitted to afflict Israel in chastisement for her national sins, but invariably and inevitably retribution falls upon them. See ; Genesis 15:13 Genesis 15:14 ; Deuteronomy 30:5-7 ; Isaiah 14:1 Isaiah 14:2 ; Joel 3:1-8 ; Micah 5:7-9 ; Matthew 25:31-40 .
"That day": often the equivalent of "the day of the Lord" Isaiah 2:10-22 ; Revelation 19:11-21 . The prophecy here passes from the general to the particular, from historic and fulfilled judgments upon Assyria to the final destruction of all Gentile world-power at the return of the Lord in glory. (See "Armageddon," ; Revelation 16:14 ; 19:21 "Times of the Gentiles," ; Luke 21:24 ; Revelation 16:19, "The great tribulation," ; Psalms 2:5 ; Revelation 7:14, and (See Scofield "Isaiah 13:19")