Assyria is The LORD's Instrument for Destruction
And the LORD
said to me, Take to yourself [3
roll of papyrus 2
a great], and write on it with the
pen of a man concerning
the swiftly [2
made] of spoils, for it is at hand!
for me 1
appoint] of trustworthy men -- Uriah the priest, and Zachariah son of Barachiah.
And I drew near to the prophetess; and [2
she conceived], and gave birth to a son. And the LORD
said to me, Call his name, Quickly Despoil, Swiftly Plunder.
Because before the [2
child] to call his
father or mother, one shall take t
he power of Damascus, and the spoils of Samaria before the
king of the
And the LORD
proceeded to speak to me again, saying,
want not 1
this people] the water of Shiloah going tranquilly, but want to have Rezin and the son of Remaliah king over them, therefore this --
behold, the LORD
leads against you the [4
of the 6
abundant], the king of the Assyrians, and his glory. And he shall ascend upon all your ravine, and shall walk upon all your wall.
And he shall remove from Judea a man who shall be able [2his
to lift] or able to complete anything; and [2
will be 1
his camp] so as to fill the width of your place; [2be
Know, O nations, and be vanquished! Take heed until the
latter end of the earth! Being strong be vanquished! For if again you should be strong, again you shall be vanquished.
And whom ever you should consult counsel, the LORD
shall efface it; and [3
ever] you should speak, in no way should it adhere to you; for [2is
Thus says the LORD
the strong hand they resist persuasion in the going of the way of this people, saying,
Lest at any time you should say, It is
hard. For all what ever [2
should say 1
this people] is hard. But the fear of him in no way should you be fearful, nor should you be disturbed.
of the forces -- sanctify him! and he will be your fear.
You should be], he will be to you for a sanctuary; and not as a stone of stumbling for you to meet up with, nor as a rock downfall; but the houses of Jacob are
in a snare, and in a hollow lying in wait in Jerusalem.
On account of this [2
shall be powerless 3
many], and shall fall, and shall be broken; and they shall approach, and [2
shall be captured 1
Then the ones [7
will be 1
setting a seal upon themselves 4
to not 3
shall say, I shall wait for God, the one turning his face from the house of Jacob, and I will be yielding upon him.
Behold, I and the children which [2
to me 1
God], even they will be for signs and miracles in the house of Israel by the LORD
of Hosts who dwells on mount Zion.
And if they should say to you, Seek the ones who deliver oracles, and the ones from the earth speaking out loud, and the empty words which [2
they speak out loud]; shall
not a nation [2
its God 1
inquire]? Why do they inquire concerning the living of the ones dead?
a help 2
he gave], that they should speak not as this saying, concerning of which there are no gifts to give for it.
And shall come upon us harshly a famine; and it will be as whenever you should hunger, you shall be fretting, and [2
you shall speak] of the ruler and the fathers; and they shall look up into the heaven upward,
they shall look], and behold, darkness, affliction and straits, and darkness so as to not see unto a time.