Evangelical Heritage Version
12 Oh, the roar of many peoples!
They roar like the raging seas.
Oh, the uproar of nations!
It sounds like huge, crashing waves!
13 The nations will roar like the crashing of great waves,
but he will rebuke them, and they will flee far away.
They will be driven off the mountains like wind-blown chaff,
like a tumbleweed blown about in a storm.
14 In the evening, terror rushes in!
Before morning they are gone.
This will be the reward for those who plunder us,
the lot of those who rob us.
New International Version
12 Woe to the many nations that rage(A)—
they rage like the raging sea!(B)
Woe to the peoples who roar(C)—
they roar like the roaring of great waters!(D)
13 Although the peoples roar(E) like the roar of surging waters,
when he rebukes(F) them they flee(G) far away,
driven before the wind like chaff(H) on the hills,
like tumbleweed before a gale.(I)
14 In the evening, sudden(J) terror!(K)
Before the morning, they are gone!(L)
This is the portion of those who loot us,
the lot of those who plunder us.