Nahum 2 DBY

1 He that dasheth in pieces a is come up against thy face: keep the fortress, watch the way, make [thy] loins strong, fortify [thy] power mightily.

References for Nahum 2:1

    • g 2:1 - Or 'The maul.'
      2 For Jehovah hath brought again b the glory of Jacob, as the glory of Israel; c for the wasters have wasted them, d and marred their vine-branches.

      References for Nahum 2:2

        • i 2:2 - Or 'hath returned to.'
        • j 2:2 - Or 'hath turned away the pride of Jacob as the pride of Israel.'
        • k 2:2 - Or 'the emptiers have emptied them out.'
          3 The shield of his e mighty men is made red, the valiant men are in scarlet: the chariots [glitter] with the sheen f of steel, in the day of his preparation, and the spears g are brandished.

          References for Nahum 2:3

            • l 2:3 - i.e. of Jehovah, who sends them to besiege Nineveh.
            • m 2:3 - Lit. 'fire.'
            • n 2:3 - Lit. 'cypresses.'
              4 The chariots rush madly in the streets, they justle one against another in the broad ways: the appearance of them is like torches, they run like lightnings.
              5 He bethinketh him of his nobles: they stumble in their march; they make haste to the wall thereof, and the shelter h is prepared.

              References for Nahum 2:5

                • o 2:5 - Shelter for the besieged.
                  6 The gates of the rivers are opened, and the palace melteth away.
                  7 And it is decreed: she i shall be uncovered, she shall be led away, and her maids shall moan as with the voice of doves, drumming upon their breasts. j

                  References for Nahum 2:7

                    • p 2:7 - i.e. Nineveh.
                    • q 2:7 - Lit. 'hearts.'
                      8 Nineveh hath been like a pool of water, since the day she existed, yet they flee away. ... Stand! Stand! But none looketh back.
                      9 Plunder the silver, plunder the gold; for there is no end of the splendid store of all precious vessels.
                      10 She is empty, and void, and waste; and the heart melteth, and the knees smite together, and writhing pain is in all loins, and all their faces grow pale.
                      11 Where is [now] the den of the lions, and the feeding-place of the young lions, where the lion, the lioness, [and] the lion's whelp walked, and none made them afraid?
                      12 The lion tore in pieces k enough for his whelps, and strangled for his lionesses, and filled his holes with prey, and his dens with ravin.

                      References for Nahum 2:12

                        • h 2:12 - Or 'The maul.'
                          13 Behold, I am against thee, saith Jehovah of hosts: and I will burn her chariots into smoke; and the sword shall devour thy young lions, and I will cut off thy prey from the earth; and the voice of thy messengers shall no more be heard.