“The Lord hath broken the staffe of the wicked, and the scepter of the rulers.”
King James Version (KJV)
2. And the people shall take them, and bring them to their place: and the house of Israel shall possesse them in the land of the Lord, for seruants and handmaides: and they shall take them captiues, whose captiues they were, and they shall rule ouer their oppressours. 3. And it shall come to passe in the day that the Lord shal giue thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy feare, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serue, 4. ¶ That thou shalt take vp this prouerbe against the king of Babylon, and say; How hath the oppressour ceased? the golden citie ceased? 5. The Lord hath broken the staffe of the wicked, and the scepter of the rulers. 6. He who smote the people in wrath with a continuall stroke; hee that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted and none hindereth. 7. The whole earth is at rest and is quiet: they breake foorth into singing. 8. Yea the firre trees reioyce at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since thou art layd downe, no feller is come vp against vs.