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Nahum 2:8-13 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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8 Nin'eveh is like a pool whose waters run away. "Halt! Halt!" they cry; but none turns back. 8 Nineveh is like a pool, and its water is draining away. "Stop! Stop!" they cry, but no one turns back.
9 Plunder the silver, plunder the gold! There is no end of treasure, or wealth of every precious thing. 9 Plunder the silver! Plunder the gold! The supply is endless, the wealth from all its treasures!
10 Desolate! Desolation and ruin! Hearts faint and knees tremble, anguish is on all loins, all faces grow pale! 10 She is pillaged, plundered, stripped! Hearts melt, knees give way, bodies tremble, every face grows pale.
11 Where is the lions' den, the cave of the young lions, where the lion brought his prey, where his cubs were, with none to disturb? 11 Where now is the lions' den, the place where they fed their young, where the lion and lioness went, and the cubs, with nothing to fear?
12 The lion tore enough for his whelps and strangled prey for his lionesses; he filled his caves with prey and his dens with torn flesh. 12 The lion killed enough for his cubs and strangled the prey for his mate, filling his lairs with the kill and his dens with the prey.
13 Behold, I am against you, says the LORD of hosts, and I will burn your chariots in smoke, and the sword shall devour your young lions; I will cut off your prey from the earth, and the voice of your messengers shall no more be heard. 13 "I am against you," declares the LORD Almighty. "I will burn up your chariots in smoke, and the sword will devour your young lions. I will leave you no prey on the earth. The voices of your messengers will no longer be heard."