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Isaiah 10:5-7 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

The Lord’s Purpose and the King of Assyria

The Lord says:

I am furious! And I will use the king of Assyria[a] as a club to beat down you godless people. I am angry with you, and I will send him to attack you. He will take what he wants and walk on you like mud in the streets. He has even bigger plans in mind, because he wants to destroy many nations.

Footnotes:

  1. 10.5 king of Assyria: Probably King Sennacherib who invaded Israel in 701 B.C.

Isaiah 10:5-7 New International Version (NIV)

God’s Judgment on Assyria

“Woe to the Assyrian, the rod of my anger,
    in whose hand is the club of my wrath!
I send him against a godless nation,
    I dispatch him against a people who anger me,
to seize loot and snatch plunder,
    and to trample them down like mud in the streets.
But this is not what he intends,
    this is not what he has in mind;
his purpose is to destroy,
    to put an end to many nations.

New International Version (NIV)

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