That is what will happen to the city that is so proud of its own power and thinks it is safe. Its people think that their city is the greatest in the world. What a desolate place it will become, a place where wild animals will rest! Everyone who passes by will shrink back in horror.
2.13-15 Is 10.5-34; 14.24-27; Nh 1.1--3.19.
in half a day; [or] by a surprise attack at noontime.
[Hebrew] Cush: [Cush is the ancient name of the extensive territory south of the First Cataract of the Nile River. This region was called Ethiopia in Graeco-Roman times, and included within its borders most of modern Sudan and some of present-day Ethiopia (Abyssinia).]
[Some ancient translations] Crows; [Hebrew] Desolation.