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Nahum 2 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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The Overthrow of Nineveh

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:1 - [fn]The one who scatters has come up against [fn]you.
Man the fortress, watch the road;
[fn]Strengthen your back, [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 devastators have devastated them
And destroyed their vine branches.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:3 - The shields of [fn]his mighty men are colored red,
The warriors are dressed in scarlet,
The chariots are enveloped in [fn]flashing steel
[fn]When he is prepared to march,
And the cypress spears are brandished.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:4 - The chariots race madly in the streets,
They rush wildly in the [fn]squares,
Their appearance is like torches,
They dash to and fro like lightning flashes.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:5 - He remembers his nobles;
They stumble in their march,
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 is dissolved.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:7 - It is fixed:
She is stripped, she is carried away,
And her handmaids are moaning like the sound of doves,
Beating on their [fn]breasts.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:8 - Though Nineveh was like a pool of water throughout her days,
Now 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 limit 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 knocking!
Also anguish is in [fn]the whole body
And all their faces are grown 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 prowled,
With nothing to disturb them?
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:12 - The lion tore enough for his cubs,
[fn]Killed enough 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 hosts. “I will burn up her chariots in smoke, a sword will devour your young lions; I will cut off your prey from the land, and no longer will the voice of your messengers be heard.”
NASB95 Footnotes
Ch 2:2 in Heb
Literally: your face
Literally: Make strong your loins
Literally: strengthen power greatly
I.e. those attacking Nineveh
Literally: fire of steel
Literally: On the day of his preparation
Literally: broad places
Literally: covering used in a siege
Literally: hearts
Literally: all the loin
Literally: Strangled

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