Note: this chiasm emphasises that the latter day invasion of Israel will be turned back and that there will be a remnant of Israel saved.
A.(5) And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men.
B.(6) And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof:
C. thus shall he deliver us from the Assyrian,
D. when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders.
E.(7) And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people as a dew from the LORD, as the showers upon the grass, that tarrieth not for man, nor waiteth for the sons of men.
E’.(8) And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles in the midst of many people as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep:
D’. who, if he go through, both treadeth down, and teareth in pieces,
C’. and none can deliver.
B’.(9) Thine hand shall be lifted up upon thine adversaries, and all thine enemies shall be cut off.
A’.(10) And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD, that I will cut off thy horses out of the midst of thee, and I will destroy thy chariots: 11 And I will cut off the cities of thy land, and throw down all thy strong holds: