Nahum 2:1-6 NLT

1 a Your enemy is coming to crush you, Nineveh. Man the ramparts! Watch the roads! Prepare your defenses! Call out your forces!

References for Nahum 2:1

    • 2:1 - Verses 2:1-13 are numbered 2:2-14 in Hebrew text.
      2 Even though the destroyer has destroyed Judah, the will restore its honor. Israel’s vine has been stripped of branches, but he will restore its splendor.
      3 Shields flash red in the sunlight! See the scarlet uniforms of the valiant troops! Watch as their glittering chariots move into position, with a forest of spears waving above them.b

      References for Nahum 2:3

        • 2:3 - Greek and Syriac versions read into position, / the horses whipped into a frenzy.
          4 The chariots race recklessly along the streets and rush wildly through the squares. They flash like firelight and move as swiftly as lightning.
          5 The king shouts to his officers; they stumble in their haste, rushing to the walls to set up their defenses.
          6 The river gates have been torn open! The palace is about to collapse!