They are terrible and dreadful; their judgment and their dignity shall proceed from themselves.
Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves. And their horsemen shall spread themselves, and their horsemen shall come from afar; they shall fly as the vulture that hasteneth to eat.
They shall come all for violence; their faces shall consume as the east wind, and they shall gather the captives as the sand.
And they shall scoff at the kings, and the princes shall be a scorn unto them. They shall deride every stronghold, for they shall heap up dirt and take it.
Then shall his mind change; and he shall pass over, and offend, imputing this his power unto his god."
Art Thou not from everlasting, O LORD my God, mine Holy One? We shall not die. O LORD, Thou hast ordained them for judgment; and, O mighty God, Thou hast established them for correction.
Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity. Why lookest Thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest Thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he?
And makest men as the fishes of the sea, as the creeping things that have no ruler over them?
They take up all of them with the hook; they catch them in their net, and gather them in their drag; therefore they rejoice and are glad.
Therefore they sacrifice unto their net, and burn incense unto their drag, because by them their portion is fat and their meat plenteous.
Shall they therefore empty their net, and not spare continually to slay the nations?