Nahum 2:1-6 NLT

1 Nineveh, you are already surrounded by enemy armies! Sound the alarm! Man the ramparts! Muster your defenses, and keep a sharp watch for the enemy attack to begin!
2 For the land of Israel lies empty and broken after your attacks, but the LORD will restore its honor and power again.
3 Shields flash red in the sunlight! The attack begins! See their scarlet uniforms! Watch as their glittering chariots move into position, with a forest of spears waving above them.
4 The chariots race recklessly along the streets and through the squares, swift as lightning, flickering like torches.
5 The king shouts to his officers; they stumble in their haste, rushing to the walls to set up their defenses.
6 But too late! The river gates are open! The enemy has entered! The palace is about to collapse!