His hot breath pours out like a flood up to the neck of his enemies. He will sift out the proud nations for destruction. He will bridle them and lead them away to ruin.
But the people of God will sing a song of joy, like the songs at the holy festivals. You will be filled with joy, as when a flutist leads a group of pilgrims to Jerusalem, the mountain of the — to the Rock of Israel.
And the will make his majestic voice heard. He will display the strength of his mighty arm. It will descend with devouring flames, with cloudbursts, thunderstorms, and huge hailstones.
At the ’s command, the Assyrians will be shattered. He will strike them down with his royal scepter.
And as the strikes them with his rod of punishment, his people will celebrate with tambourines and harps. Lifting his mighty arm, he will fight the Assyrians.
References for Isaiah 30:32
Topheth—the place of burning— has long been ready for the Assyrian king; the pyre is piled high with wood. The breath of the , like fire from a volcano, will set it ablaze.