Woe to Assyria, the rod of My anger- the staff in their hands is My wrath.
I will send him against a godless nation; I will command him [to go] against a people destined for My rage, to take spoils, to plunder, and to trample them down like clay in the streets.
But this is not what he intends; this is not what he plans. It is his intent to destroy and to cut off many nations.
For he says: Aren't all my commanders kings?
Isn't Calno like Carchemish? Isn't Hamath like Arpad? Isn't Samaria like Damascus?a10
As my hand seized the idolatrous kingdoms, whose idols exceeded those of Jerusalem and Samaria,
and as I did to Samaria and its idols will I not also do to Jerusalem and its idols?