171The light of Israel will become a fire, and 2his Holy One a flame, and 3it will burn and devour his thorns and briers 4in one day.
The glory of 5his forest and of his 6fruitful land the LORD will destroy, both soul and body, and it will be as when a sick man wastes away.
The remnant of the trees of his forest will be so few that a child can write them down.
207In that day 8the remnant of Israel and the survivors of the house of Jacob will no more 9lean on him who struck them, but 10will lean on the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.
A remnant will return, the remnant of Jacob, 11to the mighty God.
2212For though your people Israel be as the sand of the sea, 13only a remnant of them will return. 14Destruction is decreed, overflowing with righteousness.
For the Lord GOD of hosts will make a full end, as decreed, in the midst of all the earth.
Therefore thus says the Lord GOD of hosts: "O my people, 15who dwell in Zion, 16be not afraid of the Assyrians when they strike with the rod and lift up their staff against you as 17the Egyptians did.
For 18in a very little while my fury will come to an end, and my anger will be directed to their destruction.
And 19the LORD of hosts will wield against them a whip, as when he struck 20Midian 21at the rock of Oreb. And his staff will be over the sea, and he will lift it 22as he did in Egypt.
And in that day 23his burden will depart from your shoulder, and 24his yoke from your neck; and the yoke will be broken because of the fat."a