41"Behold, a people is coming1from the north, And a greatnation and manykings Will be aroused from the remoteparts of the earth.
"They 2seize their bow and javelin ; They are 3cruel and havenomercy. Their 4voiceroars like the sea ; And they ride on 5horses, 6Marshalled like a man for the battleAgainst you, O daughter of Babylon.
"The 7king of Babylon has heard the report about them, And his handshanglimp ; 8Distress has gripped him, Agony like a woman in childbirth.
"9Behold, one will come up like a lion from the athicket of the Jordan to ba perennially watered pasture ; for in an instant I will make them runaway from it, and whoever is 10chosen I will appointover it. For who is 11like Me, and who will summon Me into court? And whothen is the shepherdwho can 12standbefore Me?"
45Thereforehear the 13plan of the LORDwhich He has plannedagainstBabylon, and His purposeswhich He has purposedagainst the land of the Chaldeans : 14surely they will drag them off, even the littleones of the flock ; surely He will make their cpasturedesolatebecause of them.
At the dshout, "Babylon has been seized !" the 15earth is shaken, and an 16outcry is heard among the nations.