New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition
43 The king of Babylon heard news of them,
and his hands fell helpless;
anguish seized him,
pain like that of a woman in labor.
44 Like a lion coming up from the thickets of the Jordan against a perennial pasture, I will suddenly chase them away from her; and I will appoint over her whomever I choose.[a] For who is like me? Who can summon me? Who is the shepherd who can stand before me? 45 Therefore hear the plan that the Lord has made against Babylon, and the purposes that he has formed against the land of the Chaldeans: Surely the little ones of the flock shall be dragged away; surely their[b] fold shall be appalled at their fate.Read full chapter
New International Version
43 The king of Babylon has heard reports about them,
and his hands hang limp.(A)
Anguish has gripped him,
pain like that of a woman in labor.(B)
44 Like a lion coming up from Jordan’s thickets(C)
to a rich pastureland,
I will chase Babylon from its land in an instant.
Who is the chosen(D) one I will appoint for this?
Who is like me and who can challenge me?(E)
And what shepherd can stand against me?”
45 Therefore, hear what the Lord has planned against Babylon,
what he has purposed(F) against the land of the Babylonians:(G)
The young of the flock will be dragged away;
their pasture will be appalled at their fate.