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Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:1 - (2:2) The watchmen of Nineveh shout: "An enemy who will scatter you is marching out to attack you!" "Guard the rampart! Watch the road! Prepare yourselves for battle! Muster your mighty strength!"

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:2 - For the LORD will restore the majesty of Jacob, as well as the majesty of Israel, though their enemies have plundered them and have destroyed their fields.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:3 - The shields of his warriors are dyed red; the mighty soldiers are dressed in scarlet garments. The metal fittings of the chariots shine like fire on the day of battle; the soldiers brandish their spears.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:4 - The chariots race madly through the streets, they rush back and forth in the broad plazas; they look like lightning bolts, they dash here and there like flashes of lightning.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:5 - The commander orders his officers; they stumble as they advance; they rush to the city wall and they set up the covered siege tower.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:6 - The sluice gates are opened; the royal palace is deluged and dissolves.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:7 - Nineveh is taken into exile and is led away; her slave girls moan like doves while they beat their breasts.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:8 - Nineveh was like a pool of water throughout her days, but now her people are running away; she cries out: "Stop! Stop!" - but no one turns back.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:9 - Her conquerors cry out: "Plunder the silver! Plunder the gold!" There is no end to the treasure; riches of every kind of precious thing.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:10 - Destruction, devastation, and desolation! Their hearts faint, their knees tremble, each stomach churns, each face turns pale!

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:11 - Where now is the den of the lions, the feeding place of the young lions, where the lion, lioness, and lion cub once prowled and no one disturbed them?

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:12 - The lion tore apart as much prey as his cubs needed and strangled prey to provide food for his lionesses; he filled his lairs with prey and his dens with torn flesh.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:13 - "I am against you!" declares the LORD who commands armies: "I will burn your chariots with fire; the sword will devour your young lions; you will no longer prey upon the land; the voices of your messengers will no longer be heard."

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