24 Therefore, as the tongue of fire devours the stubble,
and as dry grass sinks down in the flame,
so their root will become rotten,
and their blossom go up like dust;
for they have rejected the instruction of the Lord of hosts,
and have despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
and he stretched out his hand against them and struck them;
the mountains quaked,
and their corpses were like refuse
in the streets.
For all this his anger has not turned away,
and his hand is stretched out still.
and whistle for a people at the ends of the earth;
Here they come, swiftly, speedily!
none slumbers or sleeps,
not a loincloth is loose,
not a sandal-thong broken;
all their bows bent,
their horses’ hoofs seem like flint,
and their wheels like the whirlwind.
like young lions they roar;
they growl and seize their prey,
they carry it off, and no one can rescue.
like the roaring of the sea.
And if one look to the land—
only darkness and distress;
and the light grows dark with clouds.