I would have said, "I will scatter them afar, I will make the remembrance of them cease from among men,"
had I not feared provocation by the enemy, lest their adversaries should judge amiss, lest they should say, "Our hand is triumphant, the LORD has not wrought all this."'
"For they are a nation void of counsel, and there is no understanding in them.
If they were wise, they would understand this, they would discern their latter end!
How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, unless their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had given them up?
For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.
For their vine comes from the vine of Sodom, and from the fields of Gomor'rah; their grapes are grapes of poison, their clusters are bitter;
their wine is the poison of serpents, and the cruel venom of asps.
"Is not this laid up in store with me, sealed up in my treasuries?
Vengeance is mine, and recompense, for the time when their foot shall slip; for the day of their calamity is at hand, and their doom comes swiftly.
For the LORD will vindicate his people and have compassion on his servants, when he sees that their power is gone, and there is none remaining, bond or free.
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version - Holy Bible)