6 I am raising a new force on the world scene, the Chaldeans,[a] a cruel and violent nation who will march across the world and conquer it. 7 They are notorious for their cruelty. They do as they like, and no one can interfere. 8 Their horses are swifter than leopards. They are a fierce people, more fierce than wolves at dusk. Their cavalry move proudly forward from a distant land; like eagles they come swooping down to pounce upon their prey.Read full chapter
- Habakkuk 1:6 the Chaldeans, a tribe of Semites living between Babylon and the Persian Gulf, who began to assert themselves against the Assyrians around 630 b.c. and twenty-five years later had mastered most of the Near East.