New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised
41 Look, a people is coming from the north;
a mighty nation and many kings
are stirring from the farthest parts of the earth.
42 They wield bow and spear,
they are cruel and have no mercy.
The sound of them is like the roaring sea;
they ride upon horses,
set in array as a warrior for battle,
against you, O daughter Babylon!
43 The king of Babylon heard news of them,
and his hands fell helpless;
anguish seized him,
pain like that of a woman in labour.
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)