“¶ O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staffe in their hand is mine indignation.”
King James Version (KJV)
2. To turne aside the needy from iudgement, and to take away the right from the poore of my people, that widdowes may be their pray, and that they may robbe the fatherles. 3. And what wil ye doe in the day of visitation, and in the desolation which shall come from farre? To whom wil ye flee for helpe? And where will yee leaue your glory? 4. Without mee they shall bowe downe vnder the prisoners, and they shall fall vnder the slaine: for all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still. 5. ¶ O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staffe in their hand is mine indignation. 6. I will send him against an hypocriticall nation, and against the people of my wrath will I giue him a charge to take the spoile, and to take the praye, and to tread them downe like the mire of the streets. 7. Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart thinke so, but it is in his heart to destroy, and cut off nations not a few. 8. For he saith, Are not my princes altogether kings?