who rely on horses,r
who trust in the multitude of their chariotss
and in the great strength of their horsemen,
but do not look to the Holy Onet of Israel,
or seek help from the Lord.u
he does not take back his words.x
He will rise up against that wicked nation,y
against those who help evildoers.
their horsesb are flesh and not spirit.
When the Lord stretches out his hand,c
those who help will stumble,
those who are helpedd will fall;
all will perish together.e
“As a lionf growls,
a great lion over its prey—
and though a whole band of shepherdsg
is called together against it,
it is not frightened by their shouts
or disturbed by their clamorh—
so the Lord Almighty will come downi
to do battle on Mount Zion and on its heights.
5 Like birds hoveringj overhead,
the Lord Almighty will shieldk Jerusalem;
he will shield it and deliverl it,
he will ‘pass over’m it and will rescue it.”
8 “Assyrias will fall by no human sword;
a sword, not of mortals, will devourt them.
They will flee before the sword
and their young men will be put to forced labor.u
9 Their strongholdv will fall because of terror;
declares the Lord,
whose firey is in Zion,
whose furnacez is in Jerusalem.
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