Common English Bible
41 Look! An army is on the move
from the northern regions.
A powerful nation and many kings are coming
from the ends of the earth.
42 Equipped with bow and spear,
they are cruel and show no mercy.
Their horsemen sound like the roaring sea,
arrayed in battle formation against you,
43 The king of Babylon has heard reports of them
and is panic-stricken;
distress overwhelms him,
pain like that of a woman in labor.
New International Version
41 “Look! An army is coming from the north;(A)
a great nation and many kings
are being stirred(B) up from the ends of the earth.(C)
42 They are armed with bows(D) and spears;
they are cruel(E) and without mercy.(F)
They sound like the roaring sea(G)
as they ride on their horses;
they come like men in battle formation
to attack you, Daughter Babylon.(H)
43 The king of Babylon has heard reports about them,
and his hands hang limp.(I)
Anguish has gripped him,
pain like that of a woman in labor.(J)