Nahum 2:1-10 CSB

Attack against Nineveh

1 One who scatters is coming up against you. Man the fortifications! Watch the road! Bracea yourself! Summon all your strength!b

References for Nahum 2:1

    • a 2:1 - Lit Strengthen
    • b 2:1 - Am 2:14
      2 For the Lord will restore the majesty of Jacob, yes,c the majesty of Israel, though ravagers have ravaged them and ruined their vine branches.d

      References for Nahum 2:2

        • c 2:2 - Or like
        • d 2:2 - Jr 12:10
          3 The shields of hise warriors are dyed red; the valiant men are dressed in scarlet. The fittings of the chariot flash like fire on the day of its [battle] preparations, and the spears are brandished.

          References for Nahum 2:3

            • e 2:3 - the army commander attacking Nineveh
              4 The chariots dash madly through the streets; they rush around in the plazas. They look like torches; they dart back and forth like lightning.
              5 He gives orders to his officers; they stumble as they advance. They race to its wall; the protective shield is set in place.
              6 The river gates are opened, and the palace erodes away.
              7 Beautyf is stripped,g she is carried away; her ladies-in-waiting moan like the sound of doves,h and beat their breasts.

              References for Nahum 2:7

                • f 2:7 - Text emended; MT reads Huzzab
                • g 2:7 - Hb obscure
                • h 2:7 - Isa 38:14; 59:11
                  8 Nineveh has been like a pool of water from her [first] days,i but they are fleeing. "Stop! Stop!" [they cry,] but no one turns back.

                  References for Nahum 2:8

                    • i 2:8 - Hb obscure
                      9 "Plunder the silver! Plunder the gold!" There is no end to the treasure, an abundance of every precious thing.j

                      References for Nahum 2:9

                        • j 2:9 - 2 Ch 32:27; 36:10; Dn 11:8
                          10 Desolation, decimation, devastation! Hearts melt, knees tremble, loins shake, every face grows pale!k

                          References for Nahum 2:10

                            • k 2:10 - Isa 21:3; Jl 2:6