Woe to thee that spoilest, and thou wast not spoiled; and dealest treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with thee! when thou shalt cease to spoil, thou shalt be spoiled; and when thou shalt make an end to deal treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with thee. O LORD, be gracious unto us; we have waited for thee: be thou their arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble. At the noise of the tumult the people fled; at the lifting up of thyself the nations were scattered. And your spoil shall be gathered like the gathering of the caterpiller: as the running to and fro of locusts shall he run upon them. The LORD is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion with judgment and righteousness. And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure.
The destructiveness and treachery of the Assyrians will come back on them. Then, God’s people will pray to Him for deliverance in their time of trouble. When God moves into action, a thunderous noise sends the nations scrambling. It is the Jews’ turn to pounce on the booty of the fleeing enemy and pick it over thoroughly. Christ is enthroned, filling Zion with justice and righteousness, thus making the times stable, and enriching His people with spiritual treasure.