For I will stir(A) up and bring against Babylon
    an alliance of great nations(B) from the land of the north.(C)
They will take up their positions against her,
    and from the north she will be captured.(D)
Their arrows(E) will be like skilled warriors
    who do not return empty-handed.

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27 “Lift up a banner(A) in the land!
    Blow the trumpet among the nations!
Prepare the nations for battle against her;
    summon against her these kingdoms:(B)
    Ararat,(C) Minni and Ashkenaz.(D)
Appoint a commander against her;
    send up horses like a swarm of locusts.(E)
28 Prepare the nations for battle against her—
    the kings of the Medes,(F)
their governors and all their officials,
    and all the countries they rule.(G)

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