For behold, I am raising up the Chaldeans, That grim and impetuous people Who march throughout the earth, To take possession of dwelling places that are not theirs.
They are terrifying and feared; Their justice and authority originate with themselves.
Their horses are faster than leopards, And quicker than wolves in the evening. Their horsemen charge along, Their horsemen come from afar; They fly like an eagle swooping down to devour.
All of them come for violence. Their horde of faces moves forward. They gather captives like sand.
They make fun of kings, And dignitaries are an object of
laughter to them. They laugh at every fortress, Then heap up dirt and capture it.
Then they fly along like
the wind and pass on. But they will be held guilty, They whose strength is their god.'
Are You not from time everlasting, LORD, my God, my Holy One? We will not die. You, LORD, have appointed them to deliver
judgment; And You, O Rock, have destined them to punish.