Isaiah 10:15-25 NIV

15 Does the ax raise itself above him who swings it, or the saw boast against him who uses it?1 As if a rod were to wield him who lifts it up, or a club2 brandish him who is not wood!

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16 Therefore, the Lord, the LORD Almighty, will send a wasting disease3 upon his sturdy warriors;4 under his pomp5 a fire6 will be kindled like a blazing flame.

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17 The Light of Israel will become a fire,7 their Holy One8 a flame; in a single day it will burn and consume his thorns9 and his briers.10

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18 The splendor of his forests11 and fertile fields it will completely destroy,12 as when a sick man wastes away.

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      19 And the remaining trees of his forests13 will be so few14 that a child could write them down.

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      The Remnant of Israel

      20 In that day15 the remnant of Israel, the survivors16 of the house of Jacob, will no longer rely17 on him who struck them down18 but will truly rely19 on the LORD, the Holy One of Israel.20

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          21 A remnant21 will return,a22 a remnant of Jacob will return to the Mighty God.23

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            • b 10:21 - Hebrew "shear-jashub"; also in verse 22
              22 Though your people, O Israel, be like the sand24 by the sea, only a remnant will return.25 Destruction has been decreed,26 overwhelming and righteous.

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              23 The Lord, the LORD Almighty, will carry out the destruction decreed27 upon the whole land.28

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              24 Therefore, this is what the Lord, the LORD Almighty, says: "O my people who live in Zion,29 do not be afraid30 of the Assyrians, who beat31 you with a rod32 and lift up a club against you, as Egypt did.

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                  25 Very soon33 my anger against you will end and my wrath34 will be directed to their destruction.35"

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