THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET
Isaiah 10 ©
A commination or threatening against the unrighteous judges and who pervert judgment, v. 1, etc. As also against the Assyrians, 5, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, who have another aim in destroying the Jews, than the Lord had, 7. Their pride is described, 8. And the Lord promises that He will deliver the remnant of His church, 21. And that speedily, 25. The expedition of Sennacherib marching toward Jerusalem, 28, etc. God’s threatening against him, 33.
WOE unto 1them that 2decree unrighteous decrees, and 3that write 4grievousness which they have prescribed;
5To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, 6that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless!
And what will ye do 7in the day of visitation, and 8in the desolation which shall come 9from far? 10to whom will ye flee for help? and where will ye leave 11your glory?
12Without me they shall bow down under the prisoners, and they shall fall under the slain. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
¶Oa13Assyrian, the 14rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is 15mine indignation.16
I will send 17him 18against an hypocritical nation, and 19against the people of my wrath will 20I give him a charge, to take 21the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread 22them down likeb the mire of the streets.
Howbeit he meaneth not 23so, neither doth his heart think so; 24but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a few.
For he saith, 25Are not my princes altogether kings?
26Is not 27Calno as 28Carchemish? is not 29Hamath as 30Arpad? is not Samaria as Damascus?
As my hand hath 31found the kingdoms 32of the idols, 33and whose graven images 34did 35excel 36them of Jerusalem and of Samaria;
Shall I 37not, as I have done unto Samaria and her idols, so do to Jerusalem and 38her idols?
39Wherefore it shall come to pass, that 40when the Lord hath performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, 41I will 42punish 43the fruit of the stoutc heart 44of the king of Assyria, and the glory 45of his high looks.
46For he saith, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; 47for I am prudent: and 48I have removed the bounds of the people, and have robbed 49their treasures, and I 50have put down 51the inhabitants like a valiant man:
And my hand hath found 52as a nest 53the riches of the people: and as one gathereth eggs that are left, have 54I gathered all the earth; and there was none 55that moved the wing, or opened 56the mouth, or 57peeped.
58Shall 59the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith? or shall 60the saw 61magnify itself against him 62that shaketh it? as if the rod should 63shake itself against them that lift it up, or 64as if the staff should lift up itself, as if it were no wood.
Therefore shall the Lord, the Lord of hosts, send among 65his 66fat ones 67leanness; and 68under 69his glory he shalld kindle a 70burning like the burning of a fire.
And 71the light of Israel 72shall be for a fire, and 73his 74Holy One 75for a flame: and it shall burn and devour 76his 77thorns and 78his 79briers 80in one day;
And 81shall consume the glory of 82his 83forest, and 84of his fruitful field, 85both soul and body: and 86they 87shall be as when a standardbearer 88fainteth.
And 89the rest of the trees of his forest shall be 90few, 91that a child may write them.
¶ 92And it shall come to pass in that day, that 93the remnant of Israel, and 94such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall 95no more again stay 96upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the LORD, 97the Holy One of Israel, 98in truth.
99The remnant 100shall return, even 101the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God.
102For thoughe thy people Israel be 103as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant 104of them shall return: 105the 106consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness.
For the Lord GOD of hosts shall make a consumption,f even determined, in the midst of all the land.
¶Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD of hosts, O my people that dwellest in Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrian: he shall smite thee with a rod, 107and shall lift up his staff against thee, 108after the manner of Egypt.
109For yet a 110very little while, and the indignation shall cease, and mine anger in 111their 112destruction.