I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction , saith the LORD of hosts.24
The LORD of hosts hath sworn , saying , Surely as I have thought , so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed , so shall it stand :
That I will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon my mountains tread him under foot : then shall his yokedepart from off them, and his burdendepart from off their shoulders.26
This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations.27
For the LORD of hosts hath purposed , and who shall disannul it? and his hand is stretched out , and who shall turn it back ?
In the year that kingAhazdied was this burden.29Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote thee is broken : for out of the serpent'sroot shall come forth a cockatrice,a and his fruit shall be a fieryflyingserpent.30
And the firstborn of the poor shall feed , and the needy shall lie down in safety: and I will kill thy root with famine, and he shall slay thy remnant.31Howl , O gate;cry , O city; thou, whole Palestina, art dissolved : for there shall come from the north a smoke, and none shall be aloneb in his appointed times.32
What shall one then answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD hath foundedZion, and the poor of his people shall trustc in it.