In that day1 the remnant of Israel, the survivors2 of the house of Jacob, will no longer rely3 on him who struck them down4 but will truly rely5 on the LORD, the Holy One of Israel.621
A remnant7 will return,a8 a remnant of Jacob will return to the Mighty God.922
Though your people be like the sand10 by the sea, Israel, only a remnant will return.11 Destruction has been decreed,12 overwhelming and righteous.
The Lord, the LORD Almighty, will carry out the destruction decreed13 upon the whole land.1424
Therefore, this is what the Lord, the LORD Almighty, says: "My people who live in Zion,15 do not be afraid16 of the Assyrians, who beat17 you with a rod18 and lift up a club against you, as Egypt did.
Very soon19 my anger against you will end and my wrath20 will be directed to their destruction.21"
The LORD Almighty will lash22 them with a whip, as when he struck down Midian23 at the rock of Oreb; and he will raise his staff24 over the waters,25 as he did in Egypt.
In that day26 their burden27 will be lifted from your shoulders, their yoke28 from your neck;29 the yoke30 will be broken because you have grown so fat.b28
They enter Aiath; they pass through Migron;31 they store supplies32 at Mikmash.3329
They go over the pass, and say, "We will camp overnight at Geba.34" Ramah35 trembles; Gibeah36 of Saul flees.3730
Cry out, Daughter Gallim!38 Listen, Laishah! Poor Anathoth!3931
Madmenah is in flight; the people of Gebim take cover.
This day they will halt at Nob;40 they will shake their fist41 at the mount of Daughter Zion,42 at the hill of Jerusalem.
See, the Lord, the LORD Almighty, will lop off43 the boughs with great power. The lofty trees will be felled,44 the tall45 ones will be brought low.4634
He will cut down47 the forest thickets with an ax; Lebanon48 will fall before the Mighty One.49