The woe of tyrants.
Isaiah 10:1 Alas! for them who ordain iniquitous decrees,And, busy writers, who make a business of writing, mischief: Isaiah 10:2 Turning aside, from judgment, the poor, And robbing, of justice, the oppressed of my people,So that, widows, become, their spoil, And, of the fatherless, they make prey. Isaiah 10:3 What, then, will ye do for the day of visitation, And for the devastation which, from afar, shall come? Unto whom, will ye flee for help? And where, will ye leave your gory? Isaiah 10:4 Without me, one hath bowed under a prisoner Yea, under the slain, do they fall! For all this, hath his anger, not turned back, But, still, is his hand outstretched.
Assyria, the rod of hypocrites, for his pride shall be broken.
Isaiah 10:5 Alas! for Assyria, the rod of mine anger,Yea, the very staff in their hand, is, my displeasure: Isaiah 10:6 Against an irreligious nation, will I send him, Yea, against the people with whom I am wroth, will I command him,To capture spoil, And lay hold on prey, And cause them to be trodden down as the mire of the lanes. Isaiah 10:7 But, as for him, not so, doth he deem, And, in his heart, not so, doth he think,For, to destroy, is in his heart, And to cut off nations, not a few; Isaiah 10:8 For he saith:Are not, my generals, all alike, kings? Isaiah 10:9 Is not, Calno, like Carchemish? Is not, Hamath, like Arpad? Is not, Samaria, like Damascus? Isaiah 10:10 As my hand hath reached unto the kingdoms of idols,whose images did excel them of Jerusalem and Samaria, Isaiah 10:11 Shall I not, as I have done to Samaria and her idols, so, do to Jerusalem and her images? Isaiah 10:12 Wherefore it shall come to passWhen My Lord shall finish his whole work upon Mount Zion, and upon Jerusalem, I will bring punishmentUpon the fruit of the greatness of heart of the king of Assyria, And upon the vainglory of his uplifted eyes. Isaiah 10:13 For he hath saidBy the strength of mine own hand, have I effectually wrought, And by my wisdomfor I have discernment,That I might remove the bounds of peoples, Yea, their treasures, have I plundered, That I might lay prostrate, as a mighty one, the inhabitants; Isaiah 10:14 And my hand, hath found as a nest, the wealth of the peoples, And, as the gathering of eggs that are forsaken, all the earth, have, I, gathered,And there was none to flap a wing, or open a mouth, or chirp. Isaiah 10:15 Shall the axe, boast itself, against him that heweth therewith? Or, the saw, magnify itself, against him that wieldeth it? As if a rod, could wield, them who lift it up! As if a staff, could raise, what is, not wood! Isaiah 10:16 Therefore, shall the Lord, Yahweh of hosts, Send, among his fat ones, leanness, And, under his glory, shall he kindle, a kindling, like the kindling of fire; Isaiah 10:17 So shall, the Light of Israel, become, a fire, And, his Holy One, a flame, Which shall burn and consume his thorns and his briars, in one day; Isaiah 10:18 And, the glory of his forest and of his garden land, both soul and body, shall it bring to an end,And it shall be like the wasting away of a consumptive. Isaiah 10:19 And, the remnant of his forest-trees, few in number, shall become,yea, a child, might describe them!
A remnant of Israel shall be saved.
Isaiah 10:20 And it shall come to pass, in that day, That the remnant of Israel, And the escaped of the house of Jacob, Shall, no more again, lean upon him that smote them,But shall lean upon Yahweh, the Holy One of Israel, in truth. Isaiah 10:21 A remnant, shall return, The remnant of Jacob,unto the mighty GOD; Isaiah 10:22 For, though thy people, O Israel, shall be as the sand of the sea, A [mere] remnant, shall return of them,A full end decreed, bringeth in, justice, like a flood; Isaiah 10:23 For, a full end and that a decreed one, is My Lord, Yahweh of hosts, executing in the midst of all the earth.
Israel is comforted with promise of deliverance from Assyria.
Isaiah 10:24 Therefore, thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh of hosts, Do not fear, O my people dwelling in Zion, because of Assyria,When, with his rod, he would smite thee, And when, his staff, he would lift up against thee, in the manner of Egypt; Isaiah 10:25 For, yet a very little while, and displeasure shall end, Yea, mine anger, over their destruction. Isaiah 10:26 And Yahweh of hosts, will brandish over him, a scourgeLike the smiting of Midian, at the rock Oreb,And, his staff [being] over the sea, He will lift it up in the manner of Egypt; Isaiah 10:27 And it shall come to pass, in that day, That his burden, shall remove, from off thy shoulder, And his yoke from off thy neck,Yea, the yoke shall be broken, because of fatness. Isaiah 10:28 He hath come in unto Ayyath, Hath passed through Migron,At Michmash, storeth his baggage: Isaiah 10:29 They have passed over the pass, Geba is his halting-place,Terror-stricken, is Ramah, Gibeah of Saul, hath fled! Isaiah 10:30 Make shrill thy voice, O daughter of Gallim! Hearken, O Laishah; Answer, O Anathoth! Isaiah 10:31 Madmenah, hath fled,The inhabitants of Gebim, have gone into safety: Isaiah 10:32 While yet today, in Nob, he tarrieth, He brandisheth his hand toward, The mount of the daughter of Zion, The hill of Jerusalem. Isaiah 10:33 Behold! the Lord, Yahweh of hosts, is about to lop off a tree-crown, with a crash,Then shall, they who are lifted on high, be hewn down, And, the lofty, be laid low; Isaiah 10:34 Then will he fell the thickets of the forest, with iron,And, Lebanon, by a majestic one, shall fall.