Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it? as if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself, as if it were no wood.
Ho, Assyrian, the rod of my anger, the staff in whose hand is my indignation!
Arise, O LORD, confront him. Cast him down. Deliver my soul from the wicked by thy sword,
Thou are my battle-axe and weapons of war. And with thee I will break in pieces the nations, and with thee I will destroy kingdoms,
Will thou yet say before him who slays thee, I am God? But thou are man, and not God, in the hand of him who wounds thee.
Rather, O man, who are thou answering back to God? No, will the thing formed say to him who formed it, Why did thou make me this way?