Lexham English Bible
Judgment on Assyria’s Arrogance
5 Ah! Assyria, the rod of my anger,
and a staff is in their hand: my wrath!
6 I send him against a godless nation,
and I command him against the people of my wrath,
to capture spoil
and to carry off plunder,
and to make them[a] a trampling place,
like the clay of the streets.
7 But he does not think this,[b]
and his heart does not plan this.
For it is in his heart to destroy
and to cut off not a few nations.