4 And He will arise and ashepherd His flock
In the strength of the Lord,
In the majesty of the name of the Lord His God.
And they will 1remain,
Because 2at that time He will be great
To the bends of the earth.
5 This One awill be our peace.
When the bAssyrian invades our land,
When he tramples on our 1citadels,
Then we will raise against him
Seven shepherds and eight leaders of men.
6 They will ashepherd the land of Assyria with the sword,
The land of bNimrod at its entrances;
And He will cdeliver us from the Assyrian
When he attacks our land
And when he tramples our territory.
7 Then the aremnant of Jacob
Will be among many peoples
Like bdew from the Lord,
Like cshowers on vegetation
Which do not wait for man
Or delay for the sons of men.
Will be among the nations,
Among many peoples
aLike a lion among the beasts of the forest,
Like a young lion among flocks of sheep,
Which, if he passes through,
And there is dnone to rescue.
9 Your hand will be alifted up against your adversaries,
And all your enemies will be cut off.
And destroy your chariots.
11 “I will also cut off the acities of your land
And tear down all your bfortifications.
12 “I will cut off asorceries from your hand,
And you will have fortune-tellers no more.
13 “aI will cut off your carved images
And your sacred pillars from among you,
So that you will no longer bow down
To the work of your hands.
And destroy your cities.
15 “And I will aexecute vengeance in anger and wrath
On the nations which have not obeyed.”
Or live in safety
I.e. wooden symbols of a female deity