“The Lord has broken the staff of the wicked,
The scepter of rulers
(A)Which used to strike the peoples in fury with unceasing strokes,
Which [a]subdued the nations in anger with unrestrained persecution.
“The whole earth is at rest and is quiet;
They (B)break forth into shouts of joy.

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  1. Isaiah 14:6 Or ruled

The Lord has broken the rod(A) of the wicked,(B)
    the scepter(C) of the rulers,
which in anger struck down peoples(D)
    with unceasing blows,
and in fury subdued(E) nations
    with relentless aggression.(F)
All the lands are at rest and at peace;(G)
    they break into singing.(H)

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