Look, you have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all the countries; they destroyed them completely. Will you be rescued?
Lord, it is true that the kings of Assyria have devastated all these countries and their lands
But this is not what he intends; this is not what he plans. It is his intent to destroy and to cut off many nations.
Moab will be destroyed as a people because he has exalted himself against the Lord.
Moab will be shattered; her little ones will cry out.
therefore, I am against you and your Nile. I will turn the land of Egypt into ruins, a desolate waste from Migdol to Syene, as far as the border of Cush.
The land of Egypt will be a desolate ruin. Then they will know that I am the Lord. Because you said: The Nile is my own; I made [it],
"This is what the Lord God says: Because people are saying to you: You devour men and deprive your nation of children,
Come against her from the most distant places. Open her granaries; pile her up like mounds of grain and completely destroy her. Leave her no survivors.
"In the days of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, and this kingdom will not be left to another people. It will crush all these kingdoms and bring them to an end, but will itself endure forever.
If thieves came to you, if marauders by night- how ravaged you will be!- wouldn't they steal only what they wanted? If grape pickers came to you, wouldn't they leave some grapes?
Knowing their thoughts, He told them: "Every kingdom divided against itself is headed for destruction, and no city or house divided against itself will stand.