Nahum 2:1-6 NIV

Nineveh to Fall

1 An attacker1 advances against you, [Nineveh]. Guard the fortress, watch the road, brace yourselves, marshal all your strength!

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2 The LORD will restore2 the splendor3 of Jacob like the splendor of Israel, though destroyers have laid them waste and have ruined their vines.

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3 The shields of his soldiers are red; the warriors are clad in scarlet.4 The metal on the chariots flashes on the day they are made ready; the spears of pine are brandished.a

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    • a 2:3 - Hebrew; Septuagint and Syriac / "the horsemen rush to and fro"
      4 The chariots5 storm through the streets, rushing back and forth through the squares. They look like flaming torches; they dart about like lightning.

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      5 He summons his picked troops, yet they stumble6 on their way. They dash to the city wall; the protective shield is put in place.

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      6 The river gates7 are thrown open and the palace collapses.

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