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Nahum 2 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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The Overthrow of Nineveh

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:1 - [fn]The one who scatters has come up against [fn]you.
Keep watch over the fortress, watch the road;
[fn]Bind up your waist, [fn]summon all your strength
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:2 - For the LORD will restore the splendor of Jacob
Like the splendor of Israel,
Even though destroyers have laid waste to them
And ruined their vines
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:3 - The shields of [fn]his warriors are dyed red,
The warriors are dressed in scarlet,
The chariots are fitted with [fn]flashing steel
[fn]When he is prepared to march,
And the juniper spears are brandished
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:4 - The chariots drive wildly in the streets,
They rush around in the [fn]public squares;
Their appearance is like torches,
They drive back and forth like lightning flashes
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:5 - He remembers his officers;
They stumble in their advance,
They hurry to her wall,
And the [fn]mantelet is set up.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:6 - The gates of the rivers are opened
And the palace sways back and forth
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:7 - It is set:
She is stripped, she is led away,
And her slave women are sobbing like the sound of doves,
Beating their [fn]breasts
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:8 - Though Nineveh was like a pool of water throughout her days,
Yet they are fleeing;
“Stop, stop,”
But no one turns back
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:9 - Plunder the silver,
Plunder the gold!
For there is no end to the treasure
Wealth from every kind of desirable object
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:10 - She is emptied! Yes, she is desolate and waste!
Hearts are melting and knees wobbling!
Also trembling is in [fn]the entire body,
And all their faces have become pale
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:11 - Where is the den of the lions
And the feeding place of the young lions,
Where the lion, lioness, and lion’s cub went
With nothing to disturb them?
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:12 - The lion tore enough for his cubs,
[fn]Killed enough prey for his lionesses,
And filled his lairs with prey
And his dens with torn flesh
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:13 - “Behold, I am against you,” declares the LORD of armies. “I will burn up her chariots in smoke, and a sword will devour your young lions; I will eliminate your prey from the land, and no longer will the voice of your messengers be heard.”
NASB20 Footnotes
Ch 2:2 in Heb
Lit your face
Lit Strengthen your loins
Lit strengthen power greatly
I.e., those attacking Nineveh
Lit fire of steel
Lit On the day of his preparation
Lit broad places
I.e., a shield used for stopping projectiles
Lit hearts
Lit all the loins
Lit Strangled

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