22 This is what the Lord says:

“Look, an army is coming
    from the land of the north;(A)
a great nation is being stirred up
    from the ends of the earth.(B)
23 They are armed with bow and spear;
    they are cruel and show no mercy.(C)
They sound like the roaring sea(D)
    as they ride on their horses;(E)
they come like men in battle formation
    to attack you, Daughter Zion.(F)

24 We have heard reports about them,
    and our hands hang limp.(G)
Anguish(H) has gripped us,
    pain like that of a woman in labor.(I)

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