It is all full of lies and robbery.
The prey does not depart.
the noise of the rattling of wheels,
and bounding chariots,
and the flashing sword,
the glittering spear,
and a multitude of slain,
and a great heap of corpses,
and there is no end of the bodies.
They stumble on their bodies,
the mistress of witchcraft
who sells nations through her prostitution
and families through her witchcraft.
and make you vile,
and will set you as a spectacle.
“Nineveh is laid waste!
Who will mourn for her?”
Where will I seek comforters for you?
who was situated among the rivers,
who had the waters around her,
whose rampart was the sea
and her wall was of the sea?
Put and Libya were her helpers.
she went into captivity.
Her young children also were dashed in pieces
at the head of all the streets,
and they cast lots for her honorable men,
and all her great men were bound in chains.
You will be hidden.
You also will seek a stronghold because of the enemy.
with the first–ripe figs:
if they are shaken, they fall
into the mouth of the eater.
The gates of your land
are set wide open to your enemies;
the fire has devoured your bars.
strengthen your fortresses.
Go into the clay and tread the mortar;
make the brick kiln strong.
the sword will cut you off.
It will devour you like the grasshopper.
Multiply like grasshoppers;
multiply like the locust.
more than the stars of the skies.
The grasshopper strips,
and flees away.
and your officials like the swarms of locusts
that settle on the walls on a cold day,
but when the sun appears, they flee away,
and the place where they were is not known.
for your injury is fatal.
All who hear the report of you
clap their hands over you;
for who has not felt
your endless cruelty?