1. For the LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel and set them in their own land; and the stranger shall be joined with them, and they shall cling to the house of Jacob.
2. And the people shall take them and bring them to their place; and the house of Israel shall possess them in the land of the LORD for servants and handmaids. And they will take them captive whose captives they were, and rule over their oppressors.
3. And it shall come to pass in the day that the LORD shall give you rest from your sorrow, and from your fear, and from the hard bondage which was imposed on you,
4. You shall take up this song against the king of Babylon and say, “How the oppressor has ceased! How his fury has ceased!
5. The LORD has broken the staff of the wicked, the scepter of the rulers
6. Who struck people in wrath, with unceasing blows, ruling the nations in anger, with an unrelenting persecution.
7. All the earth is at rest and is quiet; they break out into singing.
8. Yea, the fir trees rejoice at you, the cedars of Lebanon, saying, ‘Since you have fallen, no woodcutter will come up against us.’
9. Hell from below is excited over you, to meet you at your coming. It stirs up the spirits of the dead for you, even all the chief ones of the earth. It has raised from their thrones all the kings of the nations.
10. All of them shall speak and say to you, ‘Have you become weak as we? Have you become like us?
11. Your pride is brought down to the grave, and the noise of your harps. The maggot is spread under you, and the worms cover you.’
12. How you are fallen from the heavens, O shining star, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations!
13. For you have said in your heart, ‘I will ascend into the heavens, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north.
14. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the Most High.’
15. Yet you shall be brought down to the grave, to the sides of the pit.
16. Those who see you shall stare and watch you closely, saying, ‘Is this the man who made the earth to tremble; who shook kingdoms;
17. Who made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed its cities; who did not allow his prisoners to go free?’
18. All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.
19. But you are cast out of your grave like a hateful branch, and like the clothing of those who are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; like a dead body trampled under foot.
20. You shall not be joined with them in burial because you destroyed your land and killed your people; the seed of evildoers shall never be famous.
21. Prepare slaughter for his children because of the iniquity of their fathers, so that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities.”
22. “For I will rise up against them,” says the LORD of hosts, “and cut off from Babylon the name and remnant, and children, and grandchildren,” says the LORD.
23. “I will also make it a possession of the hedgehog, and pools of water; and I will sweep it with the broom of destruction,” says the LORD of hosts.
24. The LORD of hosts has sworn, saying, “Surely as I have thought, so it shall come to pass; and as I have purposed, so it shall stand;
25. That I will break Assyria in My land, and upon My mountains, and trample him under foot. Then his yoke shall be removed from them, and his burden shall be taken off their shoulders.
26. This is the purpose that is purposed upon all the earth; and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations,
27. For the LORD of hosts has purposed, and who shall reverse it? And His hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?”
28. This burden was in the year that king Ahaz died:
29. “Rejoice not, O Philistia, all of you, that the rod that struck you is broken, for a viper comes forth from the root of a cockatrice, and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent.
30. And the firstborn of the poor shall feed, and the needy shall lie down in safety; and I will kill your root with famine, and he shall slay your survivors.
31. Howl, O gate! Cry, O city! Melt away O Philistia, all of you; for from the north a smoke comes, and there is no straggler in his ranks.”
32. What shall one then answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD has founded Zion, and in her shall the afflicted of His people take refuge.
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HNpand will yetH5750
HRHNpand set themH3240
HRtheir own land;H127
HNcfscHSp3mpand the strangerH1616
HTdHNcmsashall be joinedH3867
HRHSp3mpand they shall clingH5596
And the peopleH5971
HNcmpashall take themH3947
HCHVqq3cpHSp3mpand bring themH935
HNcmscHSp3mpand the houseH1004
HNpshall possess themH5157
HNcfscof the LORDH3068
HCHRHNcfpaAnd they will take themH1961
HVqrmpawhose captives they were,H7617
HCHVqq3cpover their oppressors.H5065
And it shall come to passH1961
HCHVqq3msin the dayH3117
HRHNcmscthat the LORDH3068
HNpshall give youHl
HVhcfrom your sorrow,H6090
HRHNcmscHSp2msand from your fear,H7267
You shall take upH5375
HVqp3msHow his furyH4062
HRdHNcmsawith an unrelentingH1097
HTathe fir treesH1265
HRHDyou have fallen,H7901
HTdHVqrmsawill come upH5927
HRHVqcyouat your coming.H935
HVqcHSp2msIt stirs upH5782
HVop3msthe spirits of the deadH7496
HNcmscthe chief onesH6260
HNcmpcof the earth.H776
HNcbsaIt has raisedH6965
HVhp3msfrom their thronesH3678
HNcmpcof the nations.H1471
All of themH3605
HRHSp1cpHave you become likeH4911
HNcmscHSp2msis brought downH3381
HVHp3msto the grave,H7585
HNcfscof your harps.H5035
HRHSp2msand the wormsH8438
HTiyou are fallenH5307
HVqp2msfrom the heavens,H8064
HRHNcmpaO shining star,H1966
HNcmscof the morning!H7837
HNcmsaHowyou are cut downH1438
HVNp2msto the ground,H776
HRdHNcbsayou who weakenedH2522
HVqp2msin your heart,H3824
HRHNcmscHSp2ms'I will ascendH5927
HTdHNcmpaI will exaltH7311
HNcmsaI will also sitH3427
HCHVqi1csupon the mountH2022
HRHNcmscof the congregation,H4150
HNcmsain the sidesH3411
HRHNcfdcof the north.H6828
Those who see youH7200
HVri3mpyou closely, saying, 'Is thisH2088
HTdHNcmsawho made the earthH776
HNcfsaas a wilderness,H4057
HNcmpcHSp3msto go free?'H1004
HCHPp2msare cast outH7993
HVHp2msof your graveH6913
HRHNcmsaand likethe clothingH3830
HNcmscof those who are slain,H2026
HVPsmpcwith a sword,H2719
HNcfsathat go downH3381
HNcfpcof the pit;H953
HNcmsalike a dead bodyH6297
HRHNcmsatrampled under foot.H947
You shall notH3808
HNcmsafor his childrenH1121
HRHNcmpcHSp3msbecause of the iniquityH5771
HRHNcbscof their fathers,H1
HNcmpcHSp3mpso that they do notH1077
HNcbpcof the worldH8398
"For I will rise upH6965
HNcbpa"and cut offH3772
"I will also make itH7760
HRHNcmscof the hedgehog,H7090
HNcmpaand I will sweep itH2894
HCHVlq1csHSp3fswith the broomH4292
HRHTrI have thought,H1819
HTmit shall come to pass;H1961
HCHRHTrI have purposed,H3289
That I will breakH7665
HNpin My land,H776
HNcmpcHSp1csand trample him under foot.H947
HVqi1csHSp3msThen his yokeH5923
HNcmscHSp3msshall be removedH5493
HRHRHSp3mpand his burdenH5448
HCHNcmscHSp3msshall be taken offH5493
HTdHNcfsathat is purposedH3289
HTdHNcbsathat is stretched outH5186
HVhi3msit? And His handH3027
HCHNcbscHSp3msis stretched out,H5186
HCHTishall turn it back?"H7725
HNpall of you,H3605
HNcmsathat struck youH5221
HVqi3msfrom the rootH8328
HRHNcmscof a cockatrice,H5175
HNcmsaand his fruitH6529
HCHNcmscHSp3msshall bea fiery flyingH5774
And the firstbornH1060
HNcmpcof the poorH1800
HCHVqq3cpand the needyH34
HCHAampashall lie downH7257
HRHNcmsaand I will killH4191
HRdHNcmsaand he shall slayH2026
HNpall of you;H3605
HCfrom the northH6828
HVqp3msand there is noH369
HVqrmsain his ranks."H4151
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