A remnant1 will return,a2 a remnant of Jacob will return to the Mighty God.322
Though your people, O Israel, be like the sand4 by the sea, only a remnant will return.5 Destruction has been decreed,6 overwhelming and righteous.
The Lord, the LORD Almighty, will carry out the destruction decreed7 upon the whole land.824
Therefore, this is what the Lord, the LORD Almighty, says: "O my people who live in Zion,9 do not be afraid10 of the Assyrians, who beat11 you with a rod12 and lift up a club against you, as Egypt did.
Very soon13 my anger against you will end and my wrath14 will be directed to their destruction.15"
The LORD Almighty will lash16 them with a whip, as when he struck down Midian17 at the rock of Oreb; and he will raise his staff18 over the waters,19 as he did in Egypt.
In that day20 their burden21 will be lifted from your shoulders, their yoke22 from your neck;23 the yoke24 will be broken because you have grown so fat.b28
They enter Aiath; they pass through Migron;25 they store supplies26 at Micmash.2729
They go over the pass, and say, "We will camp overnight at Geba.28" Ramah29 trembles; Gibeah30 of Saul flees.3130
Cry out, O Daughter of Gallim!32 Listen, O Laishah! Poor Anathoth!3331
Madmenah is in flight; the people of Gebim take cover.