Look at the nations, and see! Be astonished! Be astounded! For a work is being done in your days that you would not believe if you were told.
For I am rousing the Chaldeans, that fierce and impetuous nation, who march through the breadth of the earth to seize dwellings not their own.
Dread and fearsome are they; their justice and dignity proceed from themselves.
Their horses are swifter than leopards, more menacing than wolves at dusk; their horses charge. Their horsemen come from far away; they fly like an eagle swift to devour.
They all come for violence, with faces pressing forward; they gather captives like sand.
References for Habakkuk 1:9
At kings they scoff, and of rulers they make sport. They laugh at every fortress, and heap up earth to take it.
Then they sweep by like the wind; they transgress and become guilty; their own might is their god!