He leads priests away, stripped of status; he overthrows those with long years in power.
He silences the trusted adviser and removes the insight of the elders.
He pours disgrace upon princes and disarms the strong.
“He uncovers mysteries hidden in darkness; he brings light to the deepest gloom.
He builds up nations, and he destroys them. He expands nations, and he abandons them.
He strips kings of understanding and leaves them wandering in a pathless wasteland.
They grope in the darkness without a light. He makes them stagger like drunkards.