Judgment on Assyria

12 But when the Lord finishes all his work against Mount Zion and Jerusalem, he will say, “I[a] will punish the king of Assyria for his arrogant acts and the proud look in his eyes.”(A)

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  1. 10:12 LXX reads Jerusalem, he

17 Israel’s Light will become a fire,
and its Holy One, a flame.(A)
In one day it will burn and consume Assyria’s thorns and thistles.(B)

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31 Assyria will be shattered by the voice of the Lord.
He will strike with a rod.
32 And every stroke of the appointed[a] staff
that the Lord brings down on him
will be to the sound of tambourines and lyres;
he will fight against him with brandished weapons.
33 Indeed! Topheth has been ready(A)
for the king for a long time.
Its funeral pyre is deep and wide,
with plenty of fire and wood.
The breath of the Lord,(B) like a torrent of burning sulfur,
kindles it.

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Footnotes

  1. 30:32 Some Hb mss read punishing

Then Assyria will fall,
but not by human sword;
a sword will devour him,
but not one made by man.(A)
He will flee from the sword;
his young men will be put to forced labor.(B)

His rock[a] will pass away because of fear,(C)
and his officers will be afraid because of the signal flag.(D)

This is the Lord’s declaration—whose fire is in Zion and whose furnace is in Jerusalem.(E)

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  1. 31:9 Perhaps the Assyrian king

Defeat and Death of Sennacherib

36 Then(A) the angel of the Lord(B) went out and struck down one hundred eighty-five thousand in the camp of the Assyrians. When the people got up the next morning—there were all the dead bodies! 37 So King Sennacherib of Assyria broke camp and left. He returned home and lived in Nineveh.(C)

38 One day, while he was worshiping in the temple of his god Nisroch, his sons Adrammelech and Sharezer struck him down with the sword and escaped to the land of Ararat.(D) Then his son Esar-haddon(E) became king in his place.

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