Isaiah 10 ©

1 God's judgments for injustice and oppression. 5 The Assyrian, the instrument of God's vengeance, for his pride shall be broken. 20 The remnant of Israel shall return after the determined desolation. 24 Judah is comforted with a promise of deliverance from Assyria. 28 The approach of the Assyrian to Jerusalem, and his destruction.


WOE unto them that adecree unrighteous decrees, and 1that write grievousness which they have prescribed;


bTo turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from cthe poor of my people, that widows may be their *prey, and that they may rob the fatherless!


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.


2O Assyrian, jthe rod of mine anger, 3and the staff in their hand is mine indignation.


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.


nHowbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a few.


oFor he saith, Are not my princes altogether kings?


Is not pCalno as Carchemish? qis not rHamath as sArpad? is not Samaria as Damascus?


As my hand hath tfound the kingdoms of the idols, and whose graven images did excel them of Jerusalem and of Samaria;


uShall I not, as I have done unto Samaria and her idols, so do to Jerusalem and her idols?

u 2Ki. 8.14-16.35; 19.10-12. ch. 36.20,21; 37.10-13.

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 :


aAnd my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the people: and as one gathereth eggs that are left, have I gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or *peeped.


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;


eAnd shall consume the glory of his forest, and of his fruitful field, 11both soul and body: and they shall be as when a *standardbearer fainteth.


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.


jThe remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, kunto the mighty God.


lFor though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant 13of them shall return: mthe consumption decreed shall overflow 14with righteousness.


For the Lord GOD of hosts nshall make a consumption, even determined, in the midst of all the land.


¶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.


sFor yet a very little while, and the indignation shall cease, and mine anger in their destruction.


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.


He is come to zAiath, he is passed to aMigron; at bMichmash he hath laid up his c*carriages:


They are gone over the *passage: they have taken up their lodging at dGeba; eRamah is afraid; fGibeah of Saul is fled.


17Lift up thy voice, O daughter of gGallim: cause it to be heard unto hLaish, O poor iAnathoth.


jMadmenah is removed; the inhabitants of Gebim gather themselves to flee.

j Not that Jos. 15.31.

As yet shall he remain at kNob that day: he shall lshake his hand against mthe mount of the daughter of Zion, the hill of Jerusalem.


Behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, nshall lop the bough with terror: and the high ones of stature shall be *hewn down, and the haughty shall be humbled.


And he shall cut down othe thickets of the forest with iron, and pLebanon shall fall 18by qa mighty one.