They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and
consider thee, saying, Is
this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that
opened not the house of his prisoners?
All the kings of the nations, even
all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.
But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as
the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.
Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, and
slain thy people: the seed of evildoers shall never be renowned.
Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities.
For I will rise up against them, saith the LORD of hosts, and cut off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and nephew, saith the LORD.
I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the LORD of hosts.
The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so
shall it stand:
That I will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon my mountains tread him under foot: then shall his yoke depart from off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders.
the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this is
the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations.
For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it
? and his hand is
stretched out, and who shall turn it back?
In the year that king Ahaz died was this burden.