1. Woe to those who appropriate the doctrines* of church
and write abomination,
2. Who lower the share* of the poor
and raise the spoils of the evildoers of my people,
who confiscate the widow's rights
and allot the orphans as spoils.
3. What will you do on the Day of Reparations
and the calamity that comes from afar?
Who will you run to, to receive aid,
and to whom will you entrust your honor?
4. So as you may not kneel in the dungeon*
and fall in the hands of killers,*
but despite all that his anger returns not,
so as he should raise his hand again.
5. Woe to the Ashurai, the staff of my hand,
and the rod that is in their hands is my punishment,
that I send to a retrograde nation.
6. And against a hapless nation I command them,
so as the well-laid plans are executed*
and the spoils [of war] are gathered.*
and they will trample them like mud on the street.
7. But this was not in his blood,*
this was not what he felt in his heart,
except in his heart he wants to vanquish
and put to the sword many nations.
8. Because he says, behold,
the great rulers they are at once kings.
9. Because like Carchmish Chilyu
and like Arpad Khammath
and like Damascus Shamreen.*
10. And as my hand found
the kingdoms of idols and idolaters,
from Jerusalem and from Samaria.
11. And as I did to Samaria and their idols,
so will I do to Jerusalem and their idols.
12. And there will follow,*
when Maryah has ended all his works,
on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem,
he shall change* the great heart
of the king of Ashur
and the glory of his high gaze.
13. Because he said,
"It is by the strength of my hands that I did it,
and it was to serve me, because I am wise;
I have overrun the territories of the nations,
and I have seized the cities in which they have settled.
14. "And my hand found like a nest
the strength of the nations,
and like sweeping the eggs left [in the field;]
yet no one raised a wing or opened their mouth to complain."*
15. Why, does the axe glorify the one who hacks with it,
or does the saw praise the one who saws with it,
or does the staff uplift the one who raises it?
16. That is why the Almighty Maryah Allaha
shall send destruction upon his pampered* ones,
and on behalf of his honor
there will burn a holocaust
like the burning of a fire.*
17. And the light of Israel shall be a fire
and his saints shall be the flames,
and they shall burn and consume
the thorns and the thistles in one Day.
18. And the glory of his ebb* and flow*,
from the inception of its breadth
to its expression in the flesh,*
shrinks and becomes like nothing.*
19. And the other measures of his fullness*
are numbered [and so few]
that even children can count them.*
20. And on that Day, the remnant* of Israel
shall not increase in number
and those who are spared,
of the House of Jacob,
[not only] await the One who shall sustain them,
except they shall hold on with zeal
onto Maryah, the Holy One of Israel.*
21. Therefore, some of them will turn back,
the ones of Jacob,
to the Almighty Eil.*
22. And if your nation of Israel
becomes like the sand of the sea,
only some of them will turn back;
plotted, pruned and hoed in righteousness.*
23. Because the Almighty Maryah shall reduce*
and cut up the entire earth [into plots.]
24. Thus says the Almighty Maryah,
"Do not fear, O, my people that live in Zion,
from the Ashurai that strike you with the rod
and the staff that is raised against you
on the way to Egypt.
25. "Because in a little while,
my anger and wrath shall subside
over their foolishness."
26. And the Almighty Maryah
will bring the rod to bear,
like the plagues that were brought to bear*
on the Mountain of Oreb,*
and his staff that he raised over the sea
on his way to Egypt.
27. And on that Day, his subjugation
shall pass from your shoulder
and his yoke from your neck,
and the yoke shall be broken*
before the Anointed One.
28. He has come to Annath
and passed through Meggido,
and at Mechmiss he has laid out his table.*
29. He enters the Crossing of Geba'a,
to the House of Biathan,
Ramtha came into submission,
and Saul's Geba'a fled.
30. Let your voice cry out, O, Daughter of Ghalim,
speak out Laisha and do reply Untooth.*
31. The exalted ones distanced themselves,
and the settlers of the caves dug in.*
32. Whence, on that Day,
he shall raise his hand prophetically
over the mountain of Zion's Daughter*
and the hills of Jerusalem.
33. Behold, the Almighty Maryah Allaha
shall demolish the exalted with force,
and the high in stature shall be humbled,*
thus the exalted shall be crippled.*
34. And he shall fell the gathering multitude with steel*
and Lebanon shall fall in worship.*
*10 The Ashurai king is used as the symbol of the coming Messiah.
*10:1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "Indoctrinate doctrine."
*10:2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Judgment."
*10:4.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "Beneath the prisoners."
*10.4.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "Below the killers fall."
*10:6.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "The laid is laid."
*10:6.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "The booty is booted."
*10:7 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "And he was not like this his blood."
*10:9 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction retained: Play on names of nations, capitals, and on rulers' names. "Like Carchemish they stood, like Arpad they seethed and like Damascus they [faded] into the sunset."
*10:12.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Be."
*10:12.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "Command over."
*10:14 Lit. Ar. id.: "Curse," or protest.*6:16.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Fat."
*10:16.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction retained: "Like a consuming fire."
*10:18.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Gathering waters," or "ebbing."
*10:18.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Completing," or "inclusion."
*10:18.3 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "From the soul to the flesh."
*10:18.4 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "And it becomes as though as it wasn't."
*10:19.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Ebbing," or "gathering."
*10:19.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "And children write them."
*10:20.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "The others of."
*10:20.2 Thus prophesying regarding the coming of Jesus and the adherence of his Disciples and Apostles.
*10: 21 The supreme title of Allaha in the Ancient Aramaic Scriptures.
*10:22 Using the metaphor of planting an orchard.
*10:23 Lit. Ar. id.: "Shrink," or "develop."
*10:26.1 Lit. Aramaic: "... in judgment."
*10:26.2 Lit. Aramaic: "Khooriv."
*10:27 Lit. Ar. id.: "Destroyed."
*10:28 Lit. Ar. id.: "Vessels."
*10:30 Best transliterations are provided, because these names all have possible other meanings, even though they may be used poetically here.
*10:31 Lit. Ar. id.: "[Went in] heavier."
*10:32 Prophesy regarding the Virgin Mary.
*10:33.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Softened."
*10:33.2 Lit. Ar. id.: Prophesying regarding Herod and the Pharisees being removed from power and authority.
*10:34.1 Steel was invented several centuries before by the Ashurai.
*10:34.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "At his glory."
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