How terrible it will be for Nineveh, the city of murder and lies! She is crammed with wealth to be plundered.
Listen! Hear the crack of the whips as the chariots rush forward against her. Wheels rumble, horses' hooves pound, and chariots clatter as they bump wildly through the streets.
See the flashing swords and glittering spears in the upraised arms of the cavalry! The dead are lying in the streets -- dead bodies, heaps of bodies, everywhere. People stumble over them, scramble to their feet, and fall again.
All this because Nineveh, the beautiful and faithless city, mistress of deadly charms, enticed the nations with her beauty. She taught them all to worship her false gods, enchanting people everywhere.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)