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Isaiah 10 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:1 - Those who enact unjust policies are as good as dead, those who are always instituting unfair regulations,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:2 - to keep the poor from getting fair treatment, and to deprive the oppressed among my people of justice, so they can steal what widows own, and loot what belongs to orphans.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:3 - What will you do on judgment day, when destruction arrives from a distant place? To whom will you run for help? Where will you leave your wealth?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:4 - You will have no place to go, except to kneel with the prisoners, or to fall among those who have been killed. Despite all this, his anger does not subside, and his hand is ready to strike again.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:5 - Assyria, the club I use to vent my anger, is as good as dead, a cudgel with which I angrily punish.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:6 - I sent him against a godless nation, I ordered him to attack the people with whom I was angry, to take plunder and to carry away loot, to trample them down like dirt in the streets.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:7 - But he does not agree with this, his mind does not reason this way, for his goal is to destroy, and to eliminate many nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:8 - Indeed, he says: "Are not my officials all kings?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:9 - Is not Calneh like Carchemish? Hamath like Arpad? Samaria like Damascus?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:10 - I overpowered kingdoms ruled by idols, whose carved images were more impressive than Jerusalem's or Samaria's.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:11 - As I have done to Samaria and its idols, so I will do to Jerusalem and its idols."
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:12 - But when the sovereign master finishes judging Mount Zion and Jerusalem, then I will punish the king of Assyria for what he has proudly planned and for the arrogant attitude he displays.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:13 - For he says: "By my strong hand I have accomplished this, by my strategy that I devised. I invaded the territory of nations, and looted their storehouses. Like a mighty conqueror, I brought down rulers.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:14 - My hand discovered the wealth of the nations, as if it were in a nest, as one gathers up abandoned eggs, I gathered up the whole earth. There was no wing flapping, or open mouth chirping."
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:15 - Does an ax exalt itself over the one who wields it, or a saw magnify itself over the one who cuts with it? As if a scepter should brandish the one who raises it, or a staff should lift up what is not made of wood!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:16 - For this reason the sovereign master, the LORD who commands armies, will make his healthy ones emaciated. His majestic glory will go up in smoke.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:17 - The light of Israel will become a fire, their Holy One will become a flame; it will burn and consume the Assyrian king's briers and his thorns in one day.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:18 - The splendor of his forest and his orchard will be completely destroyed, as when a sick man's life ebbs away.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:19 - There will be so few trees left in his forest, a child will be able to count them.

A Remnant Will Return

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:20 - At that time those left in Israel, those who remain of the family of Jacob, will no longer rely on a foreign leader that abuses them. Instead they will truly rely on the LORD, the Holy One of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:21 - A remnant will come back, a remnant of Jacob, to the mighty God.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:22 - For though your people, Israel, are as numerous as the sand on the seashore, only a remnant will come back. Destruction has been decreed; just punishment is about to engulf you.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:23 - The sovereign master, the LORD who commands armies, is certainly ready to carry out the decreed destruction throughout the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:24 - So here is what the sovereign master, the LORD who commands armies, says: "My people who live in Zion, do not be afraid of Assyria, even though they beat you with a club and lift their cudgel against you as Egypt did.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:25 - For very soon my fury will subside, and my anger will be directed toward their destruction."
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:26 - The LORD who commands armies is about to beat them with a whip, similar to the way he struck down Midian at the rock of Oreb. He will use his staff against the sea, lifting it up as he did in Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:27 - At that time the LORD will remove their burden from your shoulders, and their yoke from your neck; the yoke will be taken off because your neck will be too large.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:28 - They attacked Aiath, moved through Migron, depositing their supplies at Micmash.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:29 - They went through the pass, spent the night at Geba. Ramah trembled, Gibeah of Saul ran away.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:30 - Shout out, daughter of Gallim! Pay attention, Laishah! Answer her, Anathoth!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:31 - Madmenah flees, the residents of Gebim have hidden.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:32 - This very day, standing in Nob, they shake their fist at Daughter Zion's mountain - at the hill of Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:33 - Look, the sovereign master, the LORD who commands armies, is ready to cut off the branches with terrifying power. The tallest trees will be cut down, the loftiest ones will be brought low.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:34 - The thickets of the forest will be chopped down with an ax, and mighty Lebanon will fall.

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