The woe of tyrants.
Isaiah 10:1 Wo be vnto them þt make vnryghteous lawes, & deuyse thinges, which be to harde for to kepe: Isaiah 10:2 wher thorow the poore are oppressed, on euery syde, and þe innocentes of my people robbed of iudgement: that wyddowes maye be theyr praye, and that they maye robbe þe fatherlesse. Isaiah 10:3 What will ye do in tyme of the visitacyon, and whan destruccion shall come from farre? To whom wyll ye ronne for helpe? and to whom wyll ye geue youre honoure, that he maye kepe it? Isaiah 10:4 that when I with drawe my hande ye come not amonge the presoners, or lye amonge the deed? After all this doth not the wrath of the Lord ceasse, but yet is his hande stretched out styll.
Assyria, the rod of hypocrites, for his pride shall be broken.
Isaiah 10:5 Wo be also vnto Assur, which is a staf of my wrath, in whose hande is the rod of my punyshement. Isaiah 10:6 I shall sende hym amonge those ypocritish people, amonge the people that haue deserued my dysfauoures shall I send hym: that he may vtterly robbe them, spoyle them, and treade them downe lyke the myre in þe strete. Isaiah 10:7 Howbeit, his meanyng is not so nether thynketh his hert of thys fasshyon. But he ymagineth onely, how he may rote out and destroye moch people, Isaiah 10:8 for he sayeth are not my Prynces all Kynges? Isaiah 10:9 Is not Calno as easye to wynne, as Charchamis? Is it harder to conquere Hamath then Arphad? Or is it lyghter to ouercome Damascus then Samaria? Isaiah 10:10 As who say: I were able to wynne the Kyngdome of the Idolaters and their goddes: but not Ierusalem & Samaria. Isaiah 10:11 Shal I not do vnto Ierusalem & their ymages, as I dyd vnto Samaria and their ydoles? Isaiah 10:12 Wherfore þe Lord sayeth: Assone as I haue perfourmed my whole worcke vpon the hyll of Syon and Ierusalem, then wyll I vyset the noble and stoute hart of the kynge of Assyria, with hys proude lookes. Isaiah 10:13 For he standeth thus in his awne conceate: This do I thorowe þe power of myne awne hande, and thorow my wysdome: For I am wyse, I am he that remoue the landes of the people: I robbe their treasures: and (lyke one of the worthyes) I dryue them from their hye seates. Isaiah 10:14 My hande hath founde out the strength of the people, as it were a nest. And lyke as egges, that were layde here and there, are gathered together: So do I gather all countrees. And there is no man, þt darre be so bolde, as to touch a fether, that darre open his mouth, or once whysper. Isaiah 10:15 Shall the axe boast it selfe, agaynst him that heweth therwith? or doth þe sawe make eny bragging agaynst him that ruleth it? That were euen lyke, as yf the rod dyd exalte it selfe agaynst him that beareth it: or as though the staff shulde magnifye it selfe, as who saye: it were no wood. Isaiah 10:16 Therfore shal þe Lord of hostes send him amonge his fatlinges leanes, & burne vp his glory, as it were wt a fyre. Isaiah 10:17 But the lyght of Israel shalbe that fyre, and his Sanctuary shalbe the flamme and it shall kyndle, and burne vp his thornes and breers in one daye, Isaiah 10:18 yee all the glory of his woddes and feldes shalbe consumed with body & soule: And they shalbe as an hoost of men, whose standerd bearer fayleth. Isaiah 10:19 The trees also of hys felde which remayne, shalbe of soch a nombre, that a childe maye tell them.
A remnant of Israel shall be saved.
Isaiah 10:20 After that daye shall the remnaunt of Israel, & soch as are escaped out of the house of Iacob, seke nomore conforte at him that smote them, but with faythfulnesse & treuth shal they trust vnto the Lord, the holy one of Israel. Isaiah 10:21 The remnaunt, euen the Posteryte of Iacob, shall conuerte vnto God the myghty one. Isaiah 10:22 For though thy people (O Israel) be as þe lande of the see, yet shal þe remnaunt of them conuerte in hym. Perfecte is the iudgement of him that floweth in ryghteousnesse, Isaiah 10:23 and therfore the Lorde of hostes shall perfectly fulfyll the thynge, þt he hath determined in þe myddest of þe whole worlde
Israel is comforted with promise of deliverance from Assyria.
Isaiah 10:24 Therfore thus sayeth the Lord God of hostes: Thou my people, þt dwellest in Syon, be not afrayed, for þe kynge of the Assirians: He shal smyte the with a rodd, & shal wagg his staff at the, as the Egypcians dyd some tyme: Isaiah 10:25 But soone after, shall my wrath and myne indignacion be fulfylled in the destruccion of them. Isaiah 10:26 Moreouer, the Lord of Hostes shall prepare a scourge for him, lyke as was þe slaughter of Madian vpon the rock of Oreb. And he shall lyft vp his rodd ouer the see, as he dyd somtyme ouer the Egypcians. Isaiah 10:27 Then shall hys burthen be taken from thy shoulders, and his yock from thy neck, yee, the same yock shall be corrupte for very fatnesse. Isaiah 10:28 He shall come to Aiath, and go thorow toward Mygron: at Mychmas shall he laye vp his harnesse, Isaiah 10:29 and go ouer the foorde. Gybea shall be their restynge place, Rhamah shalbe a frayed, Gybea Saul shall flye awaye. Isaiah 10:30 The voyce of þe noyes of thy horses (O daughter Gallim) shalbe herde vnto Lays & to Anathoth, which also shalbe in trouble. Isaiah 10:31 Madmena shall tremble for reare, but þe citesins of Gabin are manly, Isaiah 10:32 yet shal he remayne at Nob þt daye. After that, shal he lyft vp hys hande agaynst the mount of þe daughter Syon, the hyll of Ierusalem. Isaiah 10:33 But se, the Lord God of hostes shall take awaye the proude from thence, with feare. He shall hewe downe the proude, & fel the hye mynded. Isaiah 10:34 The busshes also of þe wood shal he rote out with yron, and Lybanus shall haue a myghtye fall.