What sorrow awaits Nineveh, the city of murder and lies! She is crammed with wealth and is never without victims.
Hear the crack of whips, the rumble of wheels! Horses’ hooves pound, and chariots clatter wildly.
See the flashing swords and glittering spears as the charioteers charge past! There are countless casualties, heaps of bodies— so many bodies that people stumble over them.
All this because Nineveh, the beautiful and faithless city, mistress of deadly charms, enticed the nations with her beauty. She taught them all her magic, enchanting people everywhere.