With an east wind you shatter
He destroyed their vines and fig trees, and broke the trees throughout their territory.
For he shattered the bronze gates, and hacked through the iron bars.
You will be broken,
I used you to smash horses and their riders.
Your right hand, O Lord, was majestic
I used you to smash men and women. I used you to smash old men and young men. I used you to smash young men and young women.
I used you to smash shepherds and their flocks. I used you to smash farmers and their teams of oxen. I used you to smash governors and leaders.”
He shatters the great without inquiry,
O sovereign Lord,
He executes judgment
before the silver cord is removed, or the golden bowl is broken, or the pitcher is shattered at the well,
Then there will be a fourth kingdom, one strong like iron. Just like iron breaks in pieces and shatters everything, and as iron breaks in pieces
Indeed God strikes the heads of his enemies, the hairy foreheads of those who persist in rebellion.
Indeed, the Lord’s shout will shatter Assyria;
Babylon hammered the whole world to pieces. But see how that ‘hammer’ has been broken and shattered!
Look what’s coming! A charioteer, a team of horses.”
The bows of warriors are shattered, but those who stumble find their strength reinforced.
The Lord’s shout breaks
The hail struck everything in the open fields, both