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seven days in one! So it will be when the LORD begins to heal his people and cure
the wounds he gave them.
Look! The LORD is coming from far away,
burning with anger,
surrounded by thick, rising smoke.
His lips are filled with fury;
his words consume like fire.
His hot breath pours out like a flood
up to the neck of his enemies.
He will sift out the proud nations for destruction.
He will bridle them and lead them away to ruin.
But the people of God will sing a song of joy,
like the songs at the holy festivals.
You will be filled with joy,
as when a flutist leads a group of pilgrims
to Jerusalem, the mountain of the LORD—
to the Rock of Israel.
And the LORD will make his majestic voice heard.
He will display the strength of his mighty arm.
It will descend with devouring flames,
with cloudbursts, thunderstorms, and huge hailstones.
At the LORD’s command, the Assyrians will be shattered.
He will strike them down with his royal scepter.
And as the LORD strikes them with his rod of punishment,*
his people will celebrate with tambourines and harps.
Lifting his mighty arm, he will fight the Assyrians.
Topheth—the place of burning—
has long been ready for the Assyrian king;
the pyre is piled high with wood.
The breath of the LORD, like fire from a volcano,
will set it ablaze.
The Futility of Relying on Egypt / Isaiah 31:1-9
What sorrow awaits those who look to Egypt for help,
trusting their horses, chariots, and charioteers
and depending on the strength of human armies
instead of looking to the LORD,
the Holy One of Israel.
In his wisdom, the LORD will send
he will not change his mind.
He will rise against the wicked
and against their helpers.
For these Egyptians are mere humans, not God!
Their horses are puny flesh, not mighty spirits!
When the LORD raises his fist against them,
those who help will stumble,
30:32 As in some Hebrew manuscripts and Syriac version; Masoretic Text reads with the founded rod.