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101Woe to those who ydecree iniquitous decrees,
and the writers who zkeep writing oppression,
2to turn aside the needy from justice
and ato rob the poor of my people of their right,
that widows may be their spoil,
and that they may make the fatherless their prey!
3What will you do on bthe day of punishment,
in the ruin that will come cfrom afar?
To whom will you flee for help,
and where will you leave your wealth?
4Nothing remains but to crouch among the prisoners
or fall among the slain.
dFor all this his anger has not turned away,
and his hand is stretched out still.
Judgment on Arrogant Assyria
5Ah, Assyria, ethe rod of my anger;
the staff in their hands is my fury!
6Against a fgodless nation I send him,
and against the people of my wrath I command him,
to take gspoil and seize plunder,
and to htread them down like the mire of the streets.
7But he idoes not so intend,
and his heart does not so think;
but it is in his heart to destroy,
and to cut off nations not a few;
8for he says:
j“Are not my commanders all kings?
9kIs not lCalno like mCarchemish?
Is not nHamath like oArpad?
pIs not qSamaria like Damascus?
10As my hand has reached to rthe kingdoms of the idols,
whose carved images were greater than those of Jerusalem and Samaria,
11shall I not do to Jerusalem and sher idols
tas I have done to Samaria and her images?”
12uWhen the Lord has finished all his work on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, vhe7 will punish the speech of the arrogant heart of the king of Assyria and the boastful look in his eyes.
13wFor he says:
“By the strength of my hand I have done it,
and by my wisdom, for I have understanding;
I remove the boundaries of peoples,
and plunder their treasures;
like a bull I bring down those who sit on thrones.
14My hand has found like a nest
the wealth of the peoples;
and as one gathers eggs that have been forsaken,
so I have gathered all the earth;
and there was none that moved a wing
or opened the mouth or chirped.”
15Shall xthe axe boast over him who hews with it,
or the saw magnify itself against him who wields it?
As if a rod should wield him who lifts it,
or as if a staff should lift him who is not wood!
16Therefore the Lord God of hosts
will send wasting sickness among his ystout warriors,
and under his glory za burning will be kindled,
like the burning of fire.
17aThe light of Israel will become a fire,
and bhis Holy One a flame,
and cit will burn and devour
his thorns and briers din one day.
18The glory of ehis forest and of his ffruitful land
the Lord will destroy, both soul and body,
and it will be as when a sick man wastes away.
19The remnant of the trees of his forest will be so few
that a child can write them down.
The Remnant of Israel Will Return
20gIn that day hthe remnant of Israel and the survivors of the house of Jacob will no more ilean on him who struck them, but jwill lean on the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.
21A remnant will return, the remnant of Jacob, kto the mighty God.
22lFor though your people Israel be as the sand of the sea, monly a remnant of them will return. nDestruction is decreed, overflowing with righteousness.
23For the Lord God of hosts will make a full end, as decreed, in the midst of all the earth.
24Therefore thus says the Lord God of hosts: “O my people, owho dwell in Zion, pbe not afraid of the Assyrians when they strike with the rod and lift up their staff against you as qthe Egyptians did.
25For rin a very little while my fury will come to an end, and my anger will be directed to their destruction.
26And sthe Lord of hosts will wield against them a whip, as when he struck tMidian uat the rock of Oreb. And his staff will be over the sea, and he will lift it vas he did in Egypt.
27And in that day whis burden will depart from your shoulder, and xhis yoke from your neck; and the yoke will be broken because of the fat.”8
28He has come to Aiath;
he has passed through yMigron;
at Michmash he stores zhis baggage;
29they have crossed over athe pass;
at bGeba they lodge for the night;
dGibeah of Saul has fled.
30Cry aloud, O daughter of eGallim!
Give attention, O Laishah!
O poor fAnathoth!
31Madmenah is in flight;
the inhabitants of Gebim flee for safety.
32This very day he will halt at gNob;
he will shake his fist
at the mount of hthe daughter of Zion,
the hill of Jerusalem.
33Behold, the Lord God of hosts
iwill lop jthe boughs with terrifying power;
the great in height will be hewn down,
and the lofty will be brought low.
34He will cut down jthe thickets of the forest with an axe,
and kLebanon will fall by the Majestic One.