The LORD’s Answer

5 “Look at the nations and watch— and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.
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6 I am raising up the Babylonians,athat ruthless and impetuous people, who sweep across the whole earth to seize dwellings not their own.
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7 They are a feared and dreaded people; they are a law to themselves and promote their own honor.
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8 Their horses are swifter than leopards, fiercer than wolves at dusk. Their cavalry gallops headlong; their horsemen come from afar. They fly like an eagle swooping to devour;
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9 they all come intent on violence. Their hordesb advance like a desert wind and gather prisoners like sand.
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    • b 1:9 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
      10 They mock kings and scoff at rulers. They laugh at all fortified cities; by building earthen ramps they capture them.
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      11 Then they sweep past like the wind and go on— guilty people, whose own strength is their god.”
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