Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
They shall hold the bow and the lance: they are cruel, and will not shew mercy: their voice shall roar like the sea, and they shall ride upon horses, every one put in array, like a man to the battle, against thee, O daughter of Babylon.
They are cruel
Thus says LORD, Behold, a people comes from the north country, and a great nation shall be stirred up from the outermost parts of the earth.
They are cruel
Have respect to the covenant, for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of violence.
O daughter of Babylon, who is to be destroyed, happy shall he be who rewards thee as thou have served us.
Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, who shall not regard silver, and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.
who smote the peoples in wrath with a continual stroke, who ruled the nations in anger, with a persecution that none restrained.
I was angry with my people. I profaned my inheritance, and gave them into thy hand. Thou showed them no mercy. Upon the aged thou have laid thy yoke very heavily.
For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, who march through the breadth of the earth to possess dwelling-places that are not theirs.
For the judgment is merciless to him who did no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.
Because they poured out the blood of the sanctified and prophets, and thou have given them blood to drink--they are deserving.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth changes, and though the mountains are shaken into the heart of the seas,
And they shall roar against them in that day like the roaring of the sea. And if [a man] looks to the land, behold, darkness [and] distress, and the light is darkened in the clouds of it.
The snorting of his horses is heard from Dan. At the sound of the neighing of his strong ones the whole land trembles. For they have come, and have devoured the land and all that is in it, the city and those who dwell therein.
at the noise of the stamping of the hoofs of his strong ones, at the rushing of his chariots, at the rumbling of his wheels. The fathers do not look back to their sons for feebleness of hands,
whose arrows are sharp, and all their bows bent. Their horses' hoofs shall be accounted as flint, and their wheels as a whirlwind.
Their horses also are swifter than leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves. And their horsemen press proudly on. Yea, their horsemen come from far. They fly as an eagle that hastens to devour.
And the armies in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, pure white.