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"Their armies advance in violent conquest, and everyone is terrified as they approach. Their captives are as numerous as grains of sand.
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They shall all come to the prey, their face is like a burning wind: and they shall gather together captives as the sand.
Habakkuk 1:6 For behold, I will raise up the Chaldeans, a bitter and swift nation, marching upon the breadth of the earth, to possess the dwelling places that are not their own.
Habakkuk 2:5-13 And as wine deceiveth him that drinketh it: so shall the proud man be, and he shall not be honoured: who hath enlarged his desire like hell: and is himself like death, and he is never satisfied: but will gather together unto him all nations, and heap together unto him all people. . . .
Deuteronomy 28:51,52 And will devour the fruit of thy cattle, and the fruits of thy land: until thou be destroyed, and will leave thee no wheat, nor wine, nor oil, nor herds of oxen, nor flocks of sheep: until he destroy thee. . . .
Jeremiah 4:7 The lion is come up out of his den, and the robber of nations hath roused himself: he is come forth out of his place, to make thy land desolate: thy cities shall be laid waste, remaining without an inhabitant.
Jeremiah 5:15-17 Behold I will bring upon you a nation from afar, O house of Israel, saith the Lord: a strong nation, an ancient nation, a nation whose language thou shalt not know, nor understand what they say. . . .
Jeremiah 25:9 Behold I will send, and take all the kindreds of the north, saith the Lord, and Nabuchodonosor the king of Babylon my servant: and I will bring them against this land, and against the inhabitants thereof, and against all the nations that are round about it: and I will destroy them, and make them an astonishment and a hissing, and perpetual desolations.
their faces shall sup up as the east.
Isaiah 27:8 In measure against measure, when it shall be cast off, thou shalt judge it. He hath meditated with his severe spirit in the day of heat.
Jeremiah 4:11 At that time it shall be said to this people, and to Jerusalem: A burning wind is in the ways that are in the desert of the way of the daughter of my people, not to fan, nor to cleanse.
Ezekiel 17:10 Behold, it is planted: shall it prosper then? shall it not be dried up when the burning wind shall touch it, and shall it not wither in the furrows where it grew?
Ezekiel 19:12 But she was plucked up in wrath, and cast on the ground, and the burning wind dried up her fruit: her strong rods are withered, and dried up: the fire hath devoured her.
Hosea 13:15 Because he shall make a separation between brothers: the Lord will bring a burning wind that shall rise from the desert, and it shall dry up his springs, and shall make his fountain desolate, and he shall carry off the treasure of every desirable vessel.
they shall gather.
Habakkuk 2:5 And as wine deceiveth him that drinketh it: so shall the proud man be, and he shall not be honoured: who hath enlarged his desire like hell: and is himself like death, and he is never satisfied: but will gather together unto him all nations, and heap together unto him all people.
Genesis 41:49 And there was so great abundance of wheat, that it was equal to the sand of the sea, and the plenty exceeded measure.
Judges 7:12 But Madian and Amalec, and all the eastern people, lay scattered in the valley, as a multitude of locusts: their camels also were innumerable, as the sand that lieth on the sea shore.
Job 29:18 And I said: I shall die in my nest, and as a palm tree shall multiply my days.
Psalm 139:18 I will number them, and they shall be multiplied above the sand, I rose up and am still with thee.
Jeremiah 15:8 Their widows are multiplied unto me above the sand of the sea: I have brought upon them against the mother of the young man a spoiler at noonday: I have cast a terror on a sudden upon the cities.
Jeremiah 34:22 Behold I will command, saith the Lord, and I will bring them again to this city, and they shall fight against it, and take it, and burn it with fire: and I will make the cities of Juda a desolation, without an inhabitant.
Hosea 1:10 And the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, that is without measure, and shall not be numbered. And it shall be in the place where it shall be said to them: You are not my people: it shall be said to them: Ye are the sons of the living God.
Romans 9:27 And Isaias cried out concerning Israel: If the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved.
ContextThe LORD's Answer
…8Their horses are lighter than leopards, and swifter than evening wolves; and their horsemen shall be spread abroad: for their horsemen shall come from afar, they shall fly as an eagle that maketh haste to eat. 9They shall all come to the prey, their face is like a burning wind: and they shall gather together captives as the sand.10And their prince shall triumph over kings, and princes shall be his laughingstock: and he shall laugh at every strong hold, and shall cast up a mount, and shall take it.…
2 Kings 12:17
Then Hazael, king of Syria, went up, and fought against Geth, and took it, and set his face to go up to Jerusalem.
And he shall set his face to come to possess all his kingdom, and he shall make upright conditions with him: and he shall give him a daughter of women, to overthrow it: and she shall not stand, neither shall she be for him.
Additional TranslationsAll of them come bent on violence; their hordes advance like the east wind; they gather prisoners like sand.They shall come all for violence: their faces shall sup up as the east wind, and they shall gather the captivity as the sand.
They come all of them for violence; the set of their faces is forwards; and they gather captives as the sand.
Destruction shall come upon ungodly men, resisting with their adverse front, and he shall gather the captivity as the sand.
They come all of them for violence: the crowd of their faces is forwards, and they gather captives as the sand.
They come all of them for violence; their faces are set eagerly as the east wind; and they gather captives as the sand.
They shall come all for violence: their faces shall sup up as the east wind, and they shall gather the captivity as the sand.
All of them come for violence. Their hordes face the desert. He gathers prisoners like sand.
Wholly for violence it doth come in, Their faces swallowing up the east wind, And it doth gather as the sand a captivity.
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