Therefore the LORD's anger1 burns against his people; his hand is raised and he strikes them down. The mountains shake,2 and the dead bodies3 are like refuse4 in the streets.5 Yet for all this, his anger is not turned away,6 his hand is still upraised.726
He lifts up a banner8 for the distant nations, he whistles9 for those at the ends of the earth.10 Here they come, swiftly and speedily!
Not one of them grows tired11 or stumbles, not one slumbers or sleeps; not a belt12 is loosened at the waist,13 not a sandal thong is broken.1428
Their arrows are sharp,15 all their bows16 are strung; their horses' hoofs17 seem like flint, their chariot wheels like a whirlwind.1829
Their roar is like that of the lion,19 they roar like young lions; they growl as they seize20 their prey and carry it off with no one to rescue.2130
In that day22 they will roar over it like the roaring of the sea.23 And if one looks at the land, he will see darkness24 and distress;25 even the light will be darkened26 by the clouds.