2 He 1who scatters has come up before your face.
Man the fort!
Watch the road!
Strengthen your flanks!
Fortify your power mightily.
Like the excellence of Israel,
For the emptiers have emptied them out
And ruined their vine branches.
The valiant men are in scarlet.
The chariots come with flaming torches
In the day of his preparation,
And 2the spears are brandished.
They jostle one another in the broad roads;
They seem like torches,
They run like lightning.
Vg. he who destroys
Lit. the cypresses are shaken; LXX, Syr. the horses rush about; Vg. the drivers are stupefied