Nineveh is like a pool, and its water is draining away. "Stop! Stop!" they cry, but no one turns back.
Plunder the silver! Plunder the gold! The supply is endless, the wealth from all its treasures!
She is pillaged, plundered, stripped! Hearts melt,1 knees give way, bodies tremble, every face grows pale.211
Where now is the lions' den,3 the place where they fed their young, where the lion and lioness went, and the cubs, with nothing to fear?
The lion killed4 enough for his cubs and strangled the prey for his mate, filling his lairs5 with the kill and his dens with the prey.613
"I am against7 you," declares the LORD Almighty. "I will burn up your chariots in smoke,8 and the sword9 will devour your young lions. I will leave you no prey on the earth. The voices of your messengers will no longer be heard."10