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They are coming from a faraway land.
    They are coming from beyond the horizon.
The Lord will use this army as a weapon to show his anger.
    They will destroy the whole country.”

The Lord’s special day is near. So cry and be sad for yourselves. A time is coming when the enemy will steal your wealth. God All-Powerful will make that happen.[a] People will lose their courage. Fear will make them weak.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 13:6 A time … happen This is a wordplay in Hebrew. The word meaning “stealing things in war” sounds like the word meaning “God All-Powerful.”

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