But there will be no gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he has made glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.
8 The Lord has sent a word against Jacob, and it will fall on Israel;9 and all the people will know, Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria, who say in pride and in arrogance of heart: (Isa 7:2; Isa 7:5; Isa 7:8; Isa 7:17)10 “The bricks have fallen, but we will build with dressed stones; the sycamores have been cut down, but we will put cedars in their place.”11 But the Lord raises the adversaries of Rezin against him, and stirs up his enemies.12 The Syrians on the east and the Philistines on the west devour Israel with open mouth. For all this his anger has not turned away, and his hand is stretched out still. (2Ki 16:6; 2Ch 28:18; Isa 5:25; Isa 9:17; Isa 9:21; Isa 10:4)13 The people did not turn to him who struck them, nor inquire of the Lord of hosts. (Isa 1:5; Ho 7:10)14 So the Lord cut off from Israel head and tail, palm branch and reed in one day— (De 28:13; Isa 19:15)15 the elder and honored man is the head, and the prophet who teaches lies is the tail; (Isa 3:2; Isa 28:7; Mic 3:5)16 for those who guide this people have been leading them astray, and those who are guided by them are swallowed up.17 Therefore the Lord does not rejoice over their young men, and has no compassion on their fatherless and widows; for everyone is godless and an evildoer, and every mouth speaks folly.
1. Or speaks disgraceful things
 For all this his anger has not turned away, and his hand is stretched out still. (Ge 34:7; Ps 147:10; Isa 9:12; Isa 10:6)18 For wickedness burns like a fire; it consumes briers and thorns; it kindles the thickets of the forest, and they roll upward in a column of smoke. (Ps 83:14; Jas 3:5)19 Through the wrath of the Lord of hosts the land is scorched, and the people are like fuel for the fire; no one spares another. (Isa 24:6; Mic 7:2)20 They slice meat on the right, but are still hungry, and they devour on the left, but are not satisfied; each devours the flesh of his own arm, (De 28:53; Isa 8:21; Isa 49:26)21 Manasseh devours Ephraim, and Ephraim devours Manasseh; together they are against Judah. For all this his anger has not turned away, and his hand is stretched out still. (2Ch 28:6; Isa 9:12; Isa 11:13)