ג (Gimel) In fierce anger 1 he destroyed 2 the whole army 3 of Israel. He withdrew his right hand 4 as the enemy attacked. 5 He was like a raging fire in the land of Jacob; 6 it consumed everything around it. 7
When they moved, I heard the sound of their wings – it was like the sound of rushing waters, or the voice of the Almighty, 1 or the tumult 2 of an army. When they stood still, they lowered their wings.
Pharaoh with his great army and mighty horde will not help 1 him in battle, when siege ramps are erected and siege-walls are built to kill many people.
“For this is what the sovereign Lord says: Take note that 1 I am about to bring King Nebuchadrezzar 2 of Babylon, king of kings, against Tyre from the north, with horses, chariots, and horsemen, an army and hordes of people.
I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and bring you out with all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them fully armed, a great company with shields of different types, 1 all of them armed with swords.
and come from your place, from the remote parts of the north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great company and a vast army.
All the inhabitants of the earth are regarded as nothing. 1 He does as he wishes with the army of heaven and with those who inhabit the earth. No one slaps 2 his hand and says to him, ‘What have you done?’
The voice of the Lord thunders 1 as he leads his army. 2 Indeed, his warriors 3 are innumerable; 4 Surely his command is carried out! 5 Yes, the day of the Lord is awesome 6 and very terrifying – who can survive 7 it?
This is what the Lord says: 1 “Even though 2 they are powerful 3 – and what is more, 4 even though their army is numerous 5 – nevertheless, 6 they will be destroyed 7 and trickle away! 8 Although I afflicted you, I will afflict you no more. 9
I will harden 1 Pharaoh’s heart, and he will chase after them. I will gain honor 2 because of Pharaoh and because of all his army, and the Egyptians will know 3 that I am the Lord.” So this is what they did. 4
And they were as follows: The descendants of Reuben, the firstborn son of Israel: According to the records of their clans and families, all the males twenty years old or older who could serve in the army were listed by name individually.
The Lord, however, said to me, “Don’t be afraid of him because I have already given him, his whole army, 1 and his land to you. You will do to him exactly what you did to King Sihon of the Amorites who lived in Heshbon.”