5 Hah! God has determined to let loose a punishing disaster like you’ve never seen.
Eternal One: How awful it will be for Assyria, the rod of My anger,
as they come crashing in on you; the club they bear is My fury.
6 I am sending Assyria against a nation that refuses to act rightly,
delegating it to humble a people who have frustrated
and infuriated Me by their blithe dismissal.
Assyria will snatch their wealth, seize their treasures,
and trample over them like mud in the streets.
7 But they will get cocky. Assyria has its own intentions for destruction,
to move against other people and other places to cut them down.