Isaiah 10 ©
God's judgments for injustice and oppression. The Assyrian, the instrument of God's vengeance, for his pride shall be broken. The remnant of Israel shall return after the determined desolation. Judah is comforted with a promise of deliverance from Assyria. The approach of the Assyrian to Jerusalem, and his destruction.
dAnd what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation which shall come efrom far? to whom will fye flee for help? and where will ye leave your gglory?
hWithout me they shall bow down under the prisoners, and they shall fall under the slain. iFor all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
I kwill send him against lan 4hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I mgive him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the *prey, and 5to tread them down like the mire of the streets.
Wherefore it shall come to pass, that vwhen the Lord hath performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, wI will 6punish the xfruit 7of the *stout heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks.
yFor he saith, zBy the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds 8of the people, and have robbed their treasures, and I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man:
Shall bthe axe boast itself against him that *heweth therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it? as if 9the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up 10itself, as if it were no wood.
cTherefore shall the Lord, the Lord of hosts, send among his fat ones leanness; and under his glory he shall kindle a burning like the burning of a fire.
dAnd the light of Israel shall be for a fire, and his Holy One for a flame: and it shall burn and devour his thorns and his briers in one day;
And the rest of the trees of his forest shall be 12few, that a child may write them.
¶And it shall come to pass fin that day, that gthe remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall hno more again stay upon him that smote them; but ishall stay upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.
¶Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD of hosts, oO my people that dwellest in Zion, pbe not afraid of the Assyrian: he shall smite thee with qa rod, 15and shall lift up his staff against thee, rafter the manner of Egypt.
tAnd the LORD of hosts shall stir up a *scourge for him uaccording to the slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb: vand as his rod was upon the sea, so shall he lift it up after the manner of Egypt.
And it shall come to pass win that day, xthat his burden 16shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed ybecause of the anointing.
jMadmenah is removed; the inhabitants of Gebim gather themselves to flee.