New Century Version
God Will Punish Assyria
5 God says, “How terrible it will be for the king of Assyria.
I use him like a rod to show my anger;
in anger I use Assyria like a club.
6 I send it to fight against a nation that is separated from God.
I am angry with those people,
so I command Assyria to fight against them,
to take their wealth from them,
to trample them down like dirt in the streets.
7 But Assyria’s king doesn’t understand that I am using him;
he doesn’t know he is a tool for me.
He only wants to destroy other people
and to defeat many nations.