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Nahum 2 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The Destruction of Nineveh
The Destruction of Nineveh

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:1 - He who scatters[fn] has come up before your face.
Man the fort!
Watch the road!
Strengthen your flanks!
Fortify your power mightily.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:2 - For the LORD will restore the excellence of Jacob
Like the excellence of Israel,
For the emptiers have emptied them out
And ruined their vine branches.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:3 - The shields of his mighty men are made red,
The valiant men are in scarlet.
The chariots come with flaming torches
In the day of his preparation,
And the spears are brandished.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:4 - The chariots rage in the streets,
They jostle one another in the broad roads;
They seem like torches,
They run like lightning.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:5 - He remembers his nobles;
They stumble in their walk;
They make haste to her walls,
And the defense is prepared.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:6 - The gates of the rivers are opened,
And the palace is dissolved.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:7 - It is decreed:[fn]
She shall be led away captive,
She shall be brought up;
And her maidservants shall lead her as with the voice of doves,
Beating their breasts.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:8 - Though Nineveh of old was like a pool of water,
Now they flee away.
“Halt! Halt!” they cry;
But no one turns back.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:9 - Take spoil of silver!
Take spoil of gold!
There is no end of treasure,
Or wealth of every desirable prize.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:10 - She is empty, desolate, and waste!
The heart melts, and the knees shake;
Much pain is in every side,
And all their faces are drained of color.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:11 - Where is the dwelling of the lions,
And the feeding place of the young lions,
Where the lion walked, the lioness and lion’s cub,
And no one made them afraid?

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:12 - The lion tore in pieces enough for his cubs,
Killed for his lionesses,
Filled his caves with prey,
And his dens with flesh.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:13 - “Behold, I am against you,” says the LORD of hosts, “I will burn your[fn] chariots in smoke, and the sword shall devour your young lions; I will cut off your prey from the earth, and the voice of your messengers shall be heard no more.”
NKJV Footnotes
Vulgate reads He who destroys.
Literally the cypresses are shaken; Septuagint and Syriac read the horses rush about; Vulgate reads the drivers are stupefied.
Hebrew Huzzab
Compare Joel 2:6
Literally her
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