Therefore the Lord God of Hosts will inflict an emaciating disease on the well-fed of Assyria, and He will kindle a burning fire under its glory.
Israel's Light will become a fire, and its Holy One, a flame. In one day it will burn up Assyria's thorns and thistles.
He will completely destroy the glory of its forests and orchards as a sickness consumes a person.
The remaining trees of its forest will be so few in number that a child could count them.
like heat in a dry land, You subdue the uproar of barbarians. As the shade of a cloud [cools] the heat of the day, [so] He stills the song of the violent.
Egyptians are men, not God; their horses are flesh, not spirit. When the LORD raises His hand [to strike], the helper will stumble and the helped will fall; both will perish together.
Then Assyria will fall, but not by human sword; a sword will devour him, but not one made by man. He will flee from the sword, his young men will be put to forced labor.
Then the angel of the LORD went out and struck down 185,000 in the camp of the Assyrians. When the people got up the [next] morning-- there were all the dead bodies!
The nations rage like the raging of many waters. He rebukes them, and they flee far away, driven before the wind like chaff on the hills and like dead thistles before a gale.
Are they like straw before the wind, like chaff a storm sweeps away?
The wicked are not like this; instead, they are like chaff that the wind blows away.
Let them be like husks in the wind, with the angel of the LORD driving them away.
this iniquity of yours will be like a spreading breach, a bulge in a high wall whose collapse will come very suddenly.
God is within her; she will not be toppled. God will help her when the morning dawns.
Nations rage, kingdoms topple; the earth melts when He lifts His voice.
The brave-hearted have been plundered; they have slipped into their [final] sleep. None of the warriors was able to lift a hand.
At Your rebuke, God of Jacob, both chariot and horse lay still.
When they say, "Peace and security," then sudden destruction comes on them, like labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.