2 The peoples will take them along and bring them to their place, and the ahouse of Israel will possess them as an inheritance in the land of the Lord bas male servants and female servants; and 1they will take their captors captive and will rule over their oppressors.
3 And it will be in the day when the Lord gives you arest from your pain and turmoil and harsh service in which you have been enslaved,
“How bthe oppressor has ceased,
And how 2fury has ceased!
The scepter of rulers
6 aWhich used to strike the peoples in fury with unceasing strokes,
Which 1subdued the nations in anger with unrestrained persecution.
They abreak forth into shouts of joy.
8 “Even the acypress trees rejoice over you, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying,
‘Since you were laid low, no tree cutter comes up against us.’
9 “aSheol from beneath is excited over you to meet you when you come;
It raises all the kings of the nations from their thrones.
10 “aThey will all respond and say to you,
‘Even you have been made weak as we,
You have become like us.
11 ‘Your apomp and the music of your harps
Have been brought down to Sheol;
Maggots are spread out as your bed beneath you
And worms are your covering.’
12 “How you have afallen from heaven,
You have been cut down to the earth,
You who have weakened the nations!
‘I will aascend to heaven;
I will braise my throne above the stars of God,
And I will sit on the mount of assembly
In the recesses of the north.
aI will make myself like the Most High.’
15 “Nevertheless you awill be thrust down to Sheol,
To the recesses of the pit.
They will 1ponder over you, saying,
‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble,
Who shook kingdoms,
17 Who made the world like a awilderness
And overthrew its cities,
Each in his own 1tomb.
19 “But you have been acast out of your tomb
Like 1a rejected branch,
2Clothed with the slain who are pierced with a sword,
Who go down to the stones of the bpit
Like a ctrampled corpse.
Because you have ruined your country,
You have slain your people.
May the aoffspring of evildoers not be mentioned forever.
Because of the ainiquity of their fathers.
They must not arise and take possession of the earth
And fill the face of the world with cities.”
24 The Lord of hosts has sworn saying, “Surely, ajust as I have intended so it has happened, and just as I have planned so it will stand,
27 “For athe Lord of hosts has planned, and who can frustrate it? And as for His stretched-out hand, who can turn it back?”
29 “Do not rejoice, O aPhilistia, all of you,
Because the rod that bstruck you is broken;
For from the serpent’s root a cviper will come out,
And its fruit will be a dflying serpent.
And the needy will lie down in security;
And it will kill off your survivors.
31 “Wail, O agate; cry, O city;
For smoke comes from the cnorth,
And dthere is no straggler in his ranks.
32 “How then will one answer the amessengers of the nation?
That bthe Lord has founded Zion,
And cthe afflicted of His people will seek refuge in it.”
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