Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
That I will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon my mountains tread him under foot: then shall his yoke depart from off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders.
For, the yoke of their burden, The cross-bar of their shoulder, The goad of their driver, Hast thou broken, as in the day of Midian.
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;
Alas! the booming of many peoples, Like the booming of the seas, shall they boom, - And the rushing of nations! Like the rushing of mighty waters, shall they rush.
Then will Yahweh cause to be heard - the resounding of his voice And the bringing down of his arm, shall be seen, In a rage of anger, And with the flame of a devouring fire, - A burst and a downpour, and a hailstone!
Then shall the Assyrian fall, by the sword, not of a great man, And the sword, not of a mean man, shall devour him, - Howbeit he shall take his flight from the face of a sword, And his young men, shall come under tribute;
Then went forth the messenger of Yahweh, and smote - in the camp of the Assyrians - a hundred and eighty-five thousand, - and when men arose early in the morning, lo! they were all, dead bodies!
Upon the mountains of Israel, shalt thou fall, Thou and all thy hordes, and the peoples who are with thee, - To birds of prey of every wing. and the wild beast of the field, will I give thee for food:
Broke hath Yahweh the staff of the lawless, - The sceptre of despots;
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;
Now, therefore, will I break his yoke from off thee, - and, thy fetters, will I tear off.