Isaiah 10

1Woe to them that write wickedness; for when they write, they write wickedness, 2perverting the cause of the poor, violently seizing the judgment of the needy ones of My people, that the widow may be a prey to them, and the orphan a spoil. 3And what will they do in the day of visitation? For affliction shall come to you from afar; and to whom will you flee for help? And where will you leave your glory, 4that you may not fall into captivity? For all this His wrath is not turned away, but His hand is yet exalted. 5Woe to the Assyrians; the rod of My wrath and anger are in their hands. 6I will send My wrath against a sinful nation, and I will command My people to take plunder and spoil, and to trample the cities, and to make dust out of them. 7But he does not mean so, neither did he devise thus in his heart; but his mind shall change, and that to destroy nations not a few. 8And if they should say to him, You alone are ruler; 9then shall he say, Have I not taken the country above Babylon and Chalanes, where the tower was built? And have I not taken Arabia, and Damascus, and Samaria? 10As I have taken them, I will also take all the kingdoms; howl, you idols in Jerusalem, and in Samaria. 11For as I did to Samaria and her idols, so will I also do to Jerusalem and her idols. 12And it shall come to pass, when the Lord has finished doing all things on Mount Zion and Jerusalem, that I will visit upon the proud heart, even upon the ruler of the Assyrians, and upon the boastful haughtiness of his eyes. 13For he said, I will act in strength, and in the wisdom of my understanding I will remove the boundaries of nations, and will spoil their strength. 14And I will shake the inhabited cities; and I will take with My hand all the world as a nest; and I will even take them as eggs that have been left; and there is none that shall escape Me, or contradict Me. 15Shall the ax glorify itself without him that chops with it? Or shall the saw lift itself up without him that uses it, as if one should lift a rod or staff? But it shall not be so; 16but the Lord of hosts shall send dishonor upon your honor, and burning fire shall be kindled upon your glory. 17And the light of Israel shall be for a fire, and He shall sanctify him with burning fire, and it shall devour the wood as grass. 18In that day the mountains shall be consumed, and the hills, and the forests, and fire shall devour both soul and body; and he that flees shall be as one fleeing from a burning flame. 19And they that are left of them shall be a small number, and a child shall write them. 20And it shall come to pass in that day that the remnant of Israel shall no more join themselves with, and the saved of Jacob shall no more trust in them that injured them; but they shall trust in the Holy God of Israel, in truth. 21And the remnant of Jacob shall trust in the mighty God. 22And though the people of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant of them shall be saved. 23He will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness; because the Lord will make a short work in all the world. 24Therefore thus says the Lord of hosts, Be not afraid, My people who dwell in Zion, of the Assyrians, because he shall smite you with a rod; for I am bringing a stroke upon you, that you may see the way of Egypt. 25For yet a little while, and the indignation shall cease; but My wrath shall be against their council. 26And God will stir up enemies against them, according to the stroke of Midian in the place of affliction; and His wrath shall be by the way of the sea, even to the way that leads to Egypt. 27And it shall come to pass in that day, that his yoke shall be taken away from your shoulder, and his fear from you, and the yoke shall be destroyed from off your shoulders. 28For he shall arrive at the city of Aiath, and shall pass on to Migron, and shall lay up his stores in Michmash. 29And he shall pass by the valley, and shall arrive at Aiath; fear shall seize upon Ramah, the city of Saul. 30The daughter of Gallim shall flee; Laish shall hear; one shall hear in Anathoth. 31Madmenah also is amazed, and the inhabitants of Gebim. 32Exhort them today to remain in the way; exhort, beckoning the mountain with your hand, the daughter of Zion, even you hills that are in Jerusalem. 33Behold, the Lord, the Lord of hosts, will mightily confound the glorious ones; and the haughty in pride shall be crushed, and the lofty shall be brought low; 34and the lofty ones shall fall by the sword, and Lebanon shall fall with his lofty ones.
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