29 Every city flees(A)
at the sound of the horseman and the archer.
They enter the thickets
and climb among the rocks.(B)
Every city is abandoned;
no inhabitant is left.

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29 At the sound of horsemen and archers(A)
    every town takes to flight.(B)
Some go into the thickets;
    some climb up among the rocks.(C)
All the towns are deserted;(D)
    no one lives in them.

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A Cruel Nation from the North

22 This is what the Lord says:

Look,(A) an army is coming from a northern land;(B)
a great nation will be stirred up
from the remote regions of the earth.(C)
23 They grasp bow and javelin.
They are cruel and show no mercy.(D)
Their voice roars like the sea,(E)
and they ride on horses,
lined up like men in battle formation
against you, Daughter Zion.

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22 This is what the Lord says:

“Look, an army is coming
    from the land of the north;(A)
a great nation is being stirred up
    from the ends of the earth.(B)
23 They are armed with bow and spear;
    they are cruel and show no mercy.(C)
They sound like the roaring sea(D)
    as they ride on their horses;(E)
they come like men in battle formation
    to attack you, Daughter Zion.(F)

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