vs3. “When the Lord has given you rest from your sorrow and pain and from your trouble and unrest and from the hard service with which you were made to serve, The whole earth is at rest and is quiet ; they break forth into singing. The Lord of hosts has sworn, saying, Surely, as I have thought and planned, so shall it come to pass, and as I have purposed, so shall it stand—This is the [ Lord’s] purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth [ regarded as conquered and put under tribute by Assyria ]; and this is [His omnipotent ] hand that is stretched out over all the nations. For the Lord of hosts has purposed, and who can annul it ? And His hand is stretched out, and who can turn it back ? What then shall one answer the messengers of the [ Philistine ] nation ? That the Lord has founded Zion, and in her shall the poor and afflicted of His people trust and find refuge.