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.
King James Version
12 Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations, that make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters!
13 The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.
14 And behold at eveningtide trouble; and before the morning he is not. This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us.Read full chapter