Isaiah 41:2; Nahum 1:10; Malachi 4:1

pWho stirred up one from the east

whom victory meets at every qstep?1

rHe gives up nations before him,

so that he tramples kings underfoot;

he makes them like dust with his sword,

slike driven stubble with his bow.


10  For they are zlike entangled thorns,

like drunkards as they drink;

athey are consumed like stubble fully dried.


The Great Day of the Lord

1For behold, rthe day is coming, sburning like an oven, when tall the arrogant and tall evildoers uwill be stubble. The day that is coming ushall set them ablaze, says the Lord of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.