Isaiah 14:24-32 NIV

A Prophecy Against Assyria

24 The LORD Almighty has sworn,1 "Surely, as I have planned,2 so it will be, and as I have purposed, so it will stand.3

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25 I will crush the Assyrian4 in my land; on my mountains I will trample him down. His yoke5 will be taken from my people, and his burden removed from their shoulders.6"

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26 This is the plan7 determined for the whole world; this is the hand8 stretched out over all nations.

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27 For the LORD Almighty has purposed,9 and who can thwart him? His hand10 is stretched out, and who can turn it back?11

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A Prophecy Against the Philistines

28 This oracle12 came in the year13 King Ahaz14 died:

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29 Do not rejoice, all you Philistines,15 that the rod that struck you is broken; from the root of that snake will spring up a viper,16 its fruit will be a darting, venomous serpent.17

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30 The poorest of the poor will find pasture, and the needy18 will lie down in safety.19 But your root I will destroy by famine;20 it will slay21 your survivors.22

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31 Wail,23 O gate!24 Howl, O city! Melt away, all you Philistines!25 A cloud of smoke comes from the north,26 and there is not a straggler in its ranks.27

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32 What answer shall be given to the envoys28 of that nation? "The LORD has established Zion,29 and in her his afflicted people will find refuge.30"

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