6:22 “This is what the Lord says:
‘Beware! An army 1 is coming from a land in the north.
A mighty nation is stirring into action in faraway parts of the earth.
6:23 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
to attack you, Daughter Zion.’” 2
1 tn Heb “people.”
2 sn Jerualem is personified as a young maiden helpless before enemy attackers.