When Jehovah has 1acompassion
on Jacob and again chooses Israel and settles them in their land, the bsojourners
will join them and attach themselves to the house of Jacob.
And nations will take them and bring them to their place, and the house of Israel will take possession of them in the land of Jehovah as male and female servants; and they will lead captive those who were their captors and rule over those who oppressed them.
In the day when Jehovah gives you rest from your pain and turmoil and from the hard service that was done by you as slaves,
You will lift up this discourse concerning the king of Babylon and you will say:
How the oppressor has ceased!
How the 1raging
Jehovah has broken the staff of the wicked,
The rod of rulers;
That struck the peoples in wrath,
With strikes that would not stop;
That ruled the nations in anger,
With pursuit that would not let up.
All the earth rests and is undisturbed;
They break forth with a aringing
Even the cypress trees rejoice over you,
And the cedars of Lebanon:
Since you are brought down, no tree cutter
Will come up against us.
beneath is excited because of you,
That it will meet you when you come.
It rouses the dead because of you,
All the 1great
ones of the earth.
It makes all the kings of the nations
Rise from their thrones.
All of them will respond
And say to you,
Even you have been weakened, just as we have;
You have become like us.
Your majesty has been brought down to Sheol,
Even the sound of your harps.
Beneath you maggots are spread;
Worms are your covering.
(The judgment of Jehovah issuing in the unveiling of Satan's kingdom of darkness behind the nations and his oneness with the powers of the nations)
How you have afallen
, son of the dawn!
How you have been hewn down to earth,
You who made nations fall prostrate!
But you, you said in your heart: 1I
Above the stars of God
I will bexalt
And I will sit upon the mount of assembly
In the 2uttermost
parts of the north.
I will ascend above the heights of the clouds;
I will make myself alike the Most High.
But you will be abrought
down to 1Sheol
To the uttermost parts of the pit.
Those who see you will gaze at you;
They will ponder concerning you, asking,
Is this the man who made the earth tremble,
The one who shook kingdoms;
Who made the world like a wilderness
And tore down its cities;
Who did not release his captives to their homes?
All the kings of the nations,
All of them, lie in glory,
Each in his own house.
But you have been thrown out away from your tomb,
Like some shoot that is viewed with disgust;
Or like the garments of the slain, of those pierced with the sword,
Who go down to the stones of the pit;
Like a corpse that has been trampled under.
You shall not be united with them in burial,
For you have destroyed your land,
You have slain your people;
The seed of evildoers
Will never be renowned.
Prepare a slaughterhouse for his children
Because of the iniquity of their fathers,
So that they do not rise up and possess the land,
And fill the surface of the world with cities.
And I will rise up against them,
Declares Jehovah of hosts.
And I will acut
off from Babylon name and remnant,
And posterity and progeny, declares Jehovah.
And I will make it a possession for porcupines
And muddied pools of water,
And I will sweep it with the broom of destruction,
Declares Jehovah of hosts.
The judgment of Jehovah — to break Assyria because of its yoke and burden upon Israel
Jehovah of hosts has sworn, saying,
Surely just as I conceived it, so has it happened;
And just as I have purposed it, so shall this stand,
That I will break aAssyria
And upon My mountains I will trample him.
Then his yoke will be taken off of them,
And his burden will be removed from off their shoulders.
This is the purpose that I have purposed over all the earth,
And this is the hand that is stretched out over all the nations.
For Jehovah of hosts has purposed it, and who will frustrate it?
And thus His hand is stretched out, and who will turn it back?
The judgment of Jehovah — to destroy Philistia because of its damage to Zion
In the year that King aAhaz
died this burden came:
Do not rejoice, all of you, Philistia,
That the arod
that strikes you is broken,
For from the serpent’s root a viper will come forth,
And his bfruit
will be a flying fiery serpent.
And the poorest of the poor will feed,
And the needy will lie down securely.
And I will kill your root by famine,
And he will slay your remnant.
Howl, O gate! Cry out, O city!
The whole of you, Philistia, is melted away.
For from the north smoke has come,
And there are no stragglers in his ranks.
And what shall one answer this nation’s messengers?
That Jehovah has afounded
And in her the bpoor
of His people take refuge.