Isaiah 10:5
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New International Version
"Woe to the Assyrian, the rod of my anger, in whose hand is the club of my wrath!

New Living Translation
"What sorrow awaits Assyria, the rod of my anger. I use it as a club to express my anger.

English Standard Version
Woe to Assyria, the rod of my anger; the staff in their hands is my fury!

New American Standard Bible
Woe to Assyria, the rod of My anger And the staff in whose hands is My indignation,

King James Bible
O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Woe to Assyria, the rod of My anger-- the staff in their hands is My wrath.

International Standard Version
"How terrible it will be for Assyria, the rod of my anger! The club is in their hands!

NET Bible
Assyria, the club I use to vent my anger, is as good as dead, a cudgel with which I angrily punish.

New Heart English Bible
Alas Assyrian, the rod of my anger, the staff in whose hand is my indignation.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"How horrible it will be for Assyria! It is the rod of my anger. My fury is the staff in the Assyrians' hands.

JPS Tanakh 1917
O Asshur, the rod of Mine anger, In whose hand as a staff is Mine indignation!

New American Standard 1977
Woe to Assyria, the rod of My anger
            And the staff in whose hands is My indignation,

Jubilee Bible 2000
O Assyrian, rod and staff of my anger, in thy hand have I placed my indignation.

King James 2000 Bible
O Assyria, the rod of my anger, the staff in their hand is my indignation.

American King James Version
O Assyrian, the rod of my anger, and the staff in their hand is my indignation.

American Standard Version
Ho Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, the staff in whose hand is mine indignation!

Douay-Rheims Bible
Woe to the Assyrian, he is the rod and the staff of my anger, and my indignation is in their hands.

Darby Bible Translation
Ah! the Assyrian! the rod of mine anger! and the staff in their hand is mine indignation.

English Revised Version
Ho Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, the staff in whose hand is mine indignation!

Webster's Bible Translation
O Assyrian, the rod of my anger, and the staff in their hand is my indignation.

World English Bible
Alas Assyrian, the rod of my anger, the staff in whose hand is my indignation!

Young's Literal Translation
Woe to Asshur, a rod of Mine anger, And a staff in their hand is Mine indignation.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
10:5-19 See what a change sin made. The king of Assyria, in his pride, thought to act by his own will. The tyrants of the world are tools of Providence. God designs to correct his people for their hypocrisy, and bring them nearer to him; but is that Sennacherib's design? No; he designs to gratify his own covetousness and ambition. The Assyrian boasts what great things he has done to other nations, by his own policy and power. He knows not that it is God who makes him what he is, and puts the staff into his hand. He had done all this with ease; none moved the wing, or cried as birds do when their nests are rifled. Because he conquered Samaria, he thinks Jerusalem would fall of course. It was lamentable that Jerusalem should have set up graven images, and we cannot wonder that she was excelled in them by the heathen. But is it not equally foolish for Christians to emulate the people of the world in vanities, instead of keeping to things which are their special honour? For a tool to boast, or to strive against him that formed it, would not be more out of the way, than for Sennacherib to vaunt himself against Jehovah. When God brings his people into trouble, it is to bring sin to their remembrance, and humble them, and to awaken them to a sense of their duty; this must be the fruit, even the taking away of sin. When these points are gained by the affliction, it shall be removed in mercy. This attempt upon Zion and Jerusalem should come to nothing. God will be as a fire to consume the workers of iniquity, both soul and body. The desolation should be as when a standard-bearer fainteth, and those who follow are put to confusion. Who is able to stand before this great and holy Lord God?
Study Bible
Judgment on Assyria
4Nothing remains but to crouch among the captives Or fall among the slain. In spite of all this, His anger does not turn away And His hand is still stretched out. 5Woe to Assyria, the rod of My anger And the staff in whose hands is My indignation, 6I send it against a godless nation And commission it against the people of My fury To capture booty and to seize plunder, And to trample them down like mud in the streets.…
Cross References
2 Kings 19:25
'Have you not heard? Long ago I did it; From ancient times I planned it. Now I have brought it to pass, That you should turn fortified cities into ruinous heaps.

Isaiah 7:17
"The LORD will bring on you, on your people, and on your father's house such days as have never come since the day that Ephraim separated from Judah, the king of Assyria."

Isaiah 7:20
In that day the Lord will shave with a razor, hired from regions beyond the Euphrates (that is, with the king of Assyria), the head and the hair of the legs; and it will also remove the beard.

Isaiah 8:7
"Now therefore, behold, the Lord is about to bring on them the strong and abundant waters of the Euphrates, Even the king of Assyria and all his glory; And it will rise up over all its channels and go over all its banks.

Isaiah 10:15
Is the axe to boast itself over the one who chops with it? Is the saw to exalt itself over the one who wields it? That would be like a club wielding those who lift it, Or like a rod lifting him who is not wood.

Isaiah 10:25
"For in a very little while My indignation against you will be spent and My anger will be directed to their destruction."

Isaiah 13:5
They are coming from a far country, From the farthest horizons, The LORD and His instruments of indignation, To destroy the whole land.

Isaiah 14:24
The LORD of hosts has sworn saying, "Surely, just as I have intended so it has happened, and just as I have planned so it will stand,

Isaiah 23:13
Behold, the land of the Chaldeans-- this is the people which was not; Assyria appointed it for desert creatures-- they erected their siege towers, they stripped its palaces, they made it a ruin.

Isaiah 26:20
Come, my people, enter into your rooms And close your doors behind you; Hide for a little while Until indignation runs its course.
Treasury of Scripture

O Assyrian, the rod of my anger, and the staff in their hand is my indignation.

O Assyrian. or, woe to the Assyrian. Heb. O Asshur

Genesis 10:11 Out of that land went forth Asshur, and built Nineveh, and the city …

the rod

Isaiah 10:15 Shall the ax boast itself against him that hews therewith? or shall …

Isaiah 8:4 For before the child shall have knowledge to cry, My father, and my mother…

Isaiah 14:5,6 The LORD has broken the staff of the wicked, and the scepter of the rulers…

Psalm 17:14 From men which are your hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which …

Psalm 125:3 For the rod of the wicked shall not rest on the lot of the righteous; …

Jeremiah 51:20-24 You are my battle ax and weapons of war: for with you will I break …

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