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Isaiah 10:5-19 (Lexham English Bible)

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Judgment on Assyria’s Arrogance

5 Ah! Assyria, the rod of my anger, and a staff is in their hand: my wrath! 6 I send him against a godless nation, and I command him against the people of my wrath, to capture spoil and to carry off plunder, and to make thema a trampling place, like [the] clay of [the] streets. 7 But he does not think this,b and his heart does not plan this. For [it is] in his heart to destroy and to cut off not a few nations. 8 For he says, "[Are] not my commanders altogether kings? 9 [Is] not Calno like Carchemish? [Is] not Hamath like Arpad? [Is] not Samaria like Damascus? 10 As my hand has reached to the kingdoms of the idolsc --and their images were {greater than those of}d Jerusalem and Samaria-- 11 shall I not do to Jerusalem and its idols what I have done to Samaria and her idols?" 12 And this shall happen: when the Lord has finished all his work against {Mount Zion}e and Jerusalem, "I will punish the {arrogance}f of the king of Assyria and {his haughtiness}."g 13 For he says, "I have done [it] by the strength of my hand and by my wisdom, for I have understanding, and I have removed [the] boundaries of peoples, and I have plundered their stores, and like a bull I have brought down {the inhabitants}. 14 And my hand has found, like [a] nest, the wealth of the peoples, and like the gathering of forsaken eggs, I myself have gathered all the earth. And [there] was no fluttering wing or open mouth or chirp." 15 Does the ax boast against the one who cuts with it, or the saw magnify itself against [the] one who moves it to and fro? {As if a rod should move the one who lifts it}!h {As if a staff should lift up that which is not wood}!i 16 Therefore the Lord, Yahweh of hosts, will send leanness among his sturdy warriors, and a burning like [the] burning of fire will burn under his glory. 17 And the light of Israel will become like a fire, and his holy one like a flame, and it will burn and devour his thornsj and briersk in one day. 18 And he will destroy the glory of his forest and orchard {completely},l and it will be like the wasting away of one who is sick. 19 And the rest of the treesm of his forest will be a small number, and a boy can write them [down].
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