I send him against a godless(A) nation,
    I dispatch(B) him against a people who anger me,(C)
to seize loot and snatch plunder,(D)
    and to trample(E) them down like mud in the streets.

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24 Can plunder be taken from warriors,(A)
    or captives be rescued from the fierce[a]?

25 But this is what the Lord says:

“Yes, captives(B) will be taken from warriors,(C)
    and plunder retrieved from the fierce;(D)
I will contend with those who contend with you,(E)
    and your children I will save.(F)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 49:24 Dead Sea Scrolls, Vulgate and Syriac (see also Septuagint and verse 25); Masoretic Text righteous

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