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11 I will fiercely attack.
Then every god on this earth
    will shrink to nothing,
and everyone of every nation
will bow down to me,
    right where they are.

Judgment on Ethiopia

12 People of Ethiopia,[a]
the sword of the Lord
    will slaughter you!

Judgment on Assyria

13 The Lord will reach to the north
to crush Assyria
    and overthrow Nineveh.[b]

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  1. 2.12 Ethiopia: The Hebrew text has “Cush,” which was a region south of Egypt that included parts of the present countries of Ethiopia and Sudan.
  2. 2.13 Nineveh: The capital of Assyria; Nineveh was protected by a moat filled with water from the nearby Tigris River.