"1Look among the nations ! Observe ! Be astonished ! 2Wonder ! Because I am doing3something in your days - You would not believeifayou were told.
"For behold, I am 4raising up the Chaldeans, That bfierce and impetuouspeople Who marchcthroughout the earth To d5seizedwellingplaces which are not theirs.
"They are dreaded and 6feared ; Their 7justice and eauthorityforiginate with themselves.
"Their 8horses are swifterthanleopards And gkeenerthan9wolves in the evening. Their hhorsemencomegalloping, Their horsemencome from afar ; They fly like an 10eagleswooping down to devour.
9"All of them come for violence. iTheir horde of 11faces moves forward. They collectcaptives like sand.
"They 12mock at kings And rulers are a laughing matter to them. They 13laugh at everyfortress And 14heap up rubble to capture it.
11"Then they will sweepthrough like the 15wind and pass on. But they will be held16guilty, They whose17strength is their god."