15 But you will be brought down to Sheol, To the uttermost parts of the pit.
16 Those who see you will gaze at you; They will ponder concerning you, asking, Is this the man who made the earth tremble, The one who shook kingdoms;
17 Who made the world like a wilderness And tore down its cities; Who did not release his captives to their homes?
18 All the kings of the nations, All of them, lie in glory, Each in his own house.
19 But you have been thrown out away from your tomb, Like some shoot that is viewed with disgust; Or like the garments of the slain, of those pierced with the sword, Who go down to the stones of the pit; Like a corpse that has been trampled under.
20 You shall not be united with them in burial, For you have destroyed your land, You have slain your people; The seed of evildoers Will never be renowned.
21 Prepare a slaughterhouse for his children Because of the iniquity of their fathers, So that they do not rise up and possess the land, And fill the surface of the world with cities.
22 And I will rise up against them, Declares Jehovah of hosts. And I will cut off from Babylon name and remnant, And posterity and progeny, declares Jehovah of hosts.
23 And I will make it a possession for porcupines And muddied pools of water, And I will sweep it with the broom of destruction, Declares Jehovah of hosts.
24 Jehovah of hosts has sworn, saying, Surely just as I conceived it, so has it happened; And just as I have purposed it, so shall this stand,
25 That I will break Assyria in My land, And upon My mountains I will trample him. Then his yoke will be taken off of them, And his burden will be removed from off their shoulders.
26 This is the purpose that I have purposed over all the earth, And this is the hand that is stretched out over all the nations.
27 For Jehovah of hosts has purposed it, and who will frustrate it? And thus His hand is stretched out, and who will turn it back?
28 In the year that King Ahaz died this burden came:
29 Do not rejoice, all of you, Philistia, That the rod that strikes you is broken, For from the serpent's root a viper will come forth, And his fruit will be a flying fiery serpent.
30 And the poorest of the poor will feed, And the needy will lie down securely. And I will kill your root by famine, And he will slay your remnant.
31 Howl, O gate! Cry out, O city! The whole of you, Philistia, is melted away. For from the north smoke has come, And there are no stragglers in his ranks.
32 And what shall one answer this nation's messengers? That Jehovah has founded Zion, And in her the poor of His people take refuge.