Jeremiah 50:42
They grasp the bow and javelin. They are cruel and without mercy. Their voice roars like the sea, and they ride on horses, lined up like men in battle formation against you, O Daughter of Babylon.
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Jeremiah 6:22, 23
This is what the LORD says: "Behold, an army is coming from the land of the north; a great nation is stirred from the ends of the earth. . . .

they are cruel

Psalm 74:20
Consider Your covenant, for haunts of violence fill the dark places of the land.

Psalm 137:8, 9
O Daughter Babylon, doomed to destruction, blessed is he who repays you as you have done to us. . . .

Isaiah 13:17, 18
Behold, I will stir up against them the Medes, who have no regard for silver and no desire for gold. . . .

Isaiah 14:6
It struck the peoples in anger with unceasing blows; it subdued the nations in rage with relentless persecution.

Isaiah 47:6
I was angry with My people; I profaned My heritage, and I placed them under your control. You showed them no mercy; even upon the elderly you laid a most heavy yoke.

Habakkuk 1:6-8
For behold, I am raising up the Chaldeans--that ruthless and impetuous nation that marches through the breadth of the earth to seize dwelling places not their own. . . .

James 2:13
For judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

Revelation 16:6
For they have spilled the blood of saints and prophets, and You have given them blood to drink as they deserve."

their voice

Psalm 46:2, 3, 6
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth is transformed and the mountains are toppled into the depths of the seas, . . .

Isaiah 5:30
In that day they will roar over it, like the roaring of the sea. If one looks over the land, he will see darkness and distress; even the light will be obscured by clouds.

shall ride

Jeremiah 8:16
The snorting of enemy horses is heard from Dan. At the sound of the neighing of mighty steeds, the whole land quakes. They come to devour the land and everything in it, the city and all who dwell in it."

Jeremiah 47:3
at the sound of the galloping hooves of stallions, the rumbling of chariots, and the clatter of their wheels. The fathers will not turn back for their sons; their hands will hang limp.

Isaiah 5:28
Their arrows are sharpened, and all their bows are strung. The hooves of their horses are like flint; their chariot wheels are like a whirlwind.

Habakkuk 1:8
Their horses are swifter than leopards, fiercer than wolves of the night. Their horsemen charge ahead, and their cavalry comes from afar. They fly like a vulture, swooping down to devour.

Revelation 19:14-18
The armies of heaven, dressed in fine linen, white and pure, follow Him on white horses. . . .

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"They seize their bow and javelin; They are cruel and have no mercy. Their voice roars like the sea; And they ride on horses, Marshalled like a man for the battle Against you, O daughter of Babylon.

King James Bible
They shall hold the bow and the lance: they are cruel, and will not shew mercy: their voice shall roar like the sea, and they shall ride upon horses, every one put in array, like a man to the battle, against thee, O daughter of Babylon.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They grasp bow and javelin. They are cruel and show no mercy. Their voice roars like the sea, and they ride on horses, lined up like men in battle formation against you, Daughter Babylon.

International Standard Version
They grab bow and spear. They're cruel and show no mercy. Their sound roars like the sea, as they ride on horses deployed like men ready for battle against you, daughter of Babylon.

NET Bible
Its soldiers are armed with bows and spears. They are cruel and show no mercy. They sound like the roaring sea as they ride forth on their horses. Lined up in formation like men going into battle, they are coming against you, fair Babylon!
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