Nahum 2 (The Darby Translation)

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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. 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. 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. 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. 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 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. 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.
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