Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvellously: for I
will work a work in your days, which
ye will not believe, though it be told you
For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that
bitter and hasty nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwellingplaces that are
terrible and dreadful: their judgment and their dignity shall proceed of 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 far; they shall fly as the eagle that
hasteth to eat.
They shall come all for violence: their faces shall sup up as
the east wind, and they shall gather the captivity as the sand.
And they shall scoff at the kings, and the princes shall be a scorn unto them: they shall deride every strong hold; for they shall heap dust, and take it.
Then shall his
mind change, and he shall pass over, and offend, imputing
this his power unto his god.
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.