The light of Isra'el will become a fire and his Holy One a flame, burning and devouring his thorns and briars in a single day.
The glory of his forest and of his fertile land he will consume body and soul, like an invalid wasting away.
So few forest trees will remain that a child could list them.
On that day the remnant of Isra'el, those of the house of Ya'akov who escaped, will no longer rely on the man who struck them down, but will truly rely on ADONAI, the Holy One of Isra'el.
A remnant will return, the remnant of Ya'akov, to the mighty God.
For, although your people, Isra'el, are like the sand of the sea, only a remnant of them will return. Destruction is decreed, overflowing with justice.
Adonai ELOHIM-Tzva'ot will bring about this decreed destruction throughout all the land.
Therefore Adonai ELOHIM-Tzva'ot says: "My people living in Tziyon, don't be afraid of Ashur, even when he strikes you with a stick and raises his staff against you, the way it was in Egypt.
For in but a little while, my fury will end; and my anger will have destroyed them."
ADONAI-Tzva'ot will wield a whip against them, as he did when striking Midyan at the Rock of 'Orev; as his staff was over the sea, he will raise it, the way it was in Egypt.
On that day his burden will fall from your shoulders and his yoke from your neck; the yoke will be destroyed by your prosperity.