He looses the sash of kings, and binds a waistcloth on their loins.
He leads priests away stripped, and overthrows the mighty.
He deprives of speech those who are trusted, and takes away the discernment of the elders.
He pours contempt on princes, and looses the belt of the strong.
He uncovers the deeps out of darkness, and brings deep darkness to light.
He makes nations great, then destroys them; he enlarges nations, then leads them away.
He strips understanding from the leaders of the earth, and makes them wander in a pathless waste.
They grope in the dark without light; he makes them stagger like a drunkard.