12 If he does not relent,(A)
    he[a] will sharpen his sword;(B)
    he will bend and string his bow.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 7:12 Or If anyone does not repent, / God

“Who has stirred(A) up one from the east,(B)
    calling him in righteousness(C) to his service[a]?(D)
He hands nations over to him
    and subdues kings before him.
He turns them to dust(E) with his sword,
    to windblown chaff(F) with his bow.(G)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 41:2 Or east, / whom victory meets at every step

For I will stir(A) up and bring against Babylon
    an alliance of great nations(B) from the land of the north.(C)
They will take up their positions against her,
    and from the north she will be captured.(D)
Their arrows(E) will be like skilled warriors
    who do not return empty-handed.

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14 “Take up your positions around Babylon,
    all you who draw the bow.(A)
Shoot at her! Spare no arrows,(B)
    for she has sinned against the Lord.

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29 “Summon archers against Babylon,
    all those who draw the bow.(A)
Encamp all around her;
    let no one escape.(B)
Repay(C) her for her deeds;(D)
    do to her as she has done.
For she has defied(E) the Lord,
    the Holy One(F) of Israel.

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