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The Uproar of the Nations

12 Ah, the thunder of many people joining together![a]
    They roar like the roar of the sea.
    Woe to the uproar of the many nations!
    They thunder like the crashing of ocean waves.
13 The nations are roaring like the roar of a massive waterfall,
    but when God rebukes them they disperse
    like chaff on the mountains,
    like a tumbleweed whirling in the wind.
14 In the evening—behold, sudden terror!
    Before the morning comes, they vanish!
    Such is the fate of those who plunder and try to rob us.[b]

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  1. Isaiah 17:12 That is, the armies of Assyria. See Ps. 2:1-3.
  2. Isaiah 17:14 See John 10:10.