The one who scatters has come up against you. Keep watch over the fortress, watch the road; Bind up your waist, summon all your strength.
For the LORD will restore the splendor of Jacob Like the splendor of Israel, Even though destroyers have laid waste to them And ruined their vines.
The shields of his warriors are dyed red, The warriors are dressed in scarlet, The chariots are fitted
with flashing steel When he is prepared to march,
And the juniper spears are brandished.
The chariots drive wildly in the streets, They rush around in the public squares; Their appearance is like torches, They drive back and forth like lightning flashes.
He remembers his officers; They stumble in their advance, They hurry to her wall, And the mantelet is set up.