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Nahum 2

NLT 1 Your enemy is coming to crush you, Nineveh. Man the ramparts! Watch the roads! Prepare your defenses! Call out your forces! NIV 1 An attacker advances against you, [Nineveh]. Guard the fortress, watch the road, brace yourselves, marshal all your strength! NLT 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. NIV 2 The LORD will restore the splendor of Jacob like the splendor of Israel, though destroyers have laid them waste and have ruined their vines. NLT 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. NIV 3 The shields of his soldiers are red; the warriors are clad in scarlet. The metal on the chariots flashes on the day they are made ready; the spears of pine are brandished. NLT 4 The chariots race recklessly along the streets and rush wildly through the squares. They flash like firelight and move as swiftly as lightning. NIV 4 The chariots storm through the streets, rushing back and forth through the squares. They look like flaming torches; they dart about like lightning. NLT 5 The king shouts to his officers; they stumble in their haste, rushing to the walls to set up their defenses. NIV 5 He summons his picked troops, yet they stumble on their way. They dash to the city wall; the protective shield is put in place. NLT 6 The river gates have been torn open! The palace is about to collapse! NIV 6 The river gates are thrown open and the palace collapses. NLT 7 Nineveh’s exile has been decreed, and all the servant girls mourn its capture. They moan like doves and beat their breasts in sorrow. NIV 7 It is decreed that [the city] be exiled and carried away. Its slave girls moan like doves and beat upon their breasts. NLT 8 Nineveh is like a leaking water reservoir! The people are slipping away. “Stop, stop!” someone shouts, but no one even looks back. NIV 8 Nineveh is like a pool, and its water is draining away. "Stop! Stop!" they cry, but no one turns back. NLT 9 Loot the silver! Plunder the gold! There’s no end to Nineveh’s treasures— its vast, uncounted wealth. NIV 9 Plunder the silver! Plunder the gold! The supply is endless, the wealth from all its treasures! NLT 10 Soon the city is plundered, empty, and ruined. Hearts melt and knees shake. The people stand aghast, their faces pale and trembling. NIV 10 She is pillaged, plundered, stripped! Hearts melt, knees give way, bodies tremble, every face grows pale. NLT 11 Where now is that great Nineveh, that den filled with young lions? It was a place where people—like lions and their cubs— walked freely and without fear. NIV 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? NLT 12 The lion tore up meat for his cubs and strangled prey for his mate. He filled his den with prey, his caverns with his plunder. NIV 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. NLT 13 “I am your enemy!” says the of Heaven’s Armies. “Your chariots will soon go up in smoke. Your young men will be killed in battle. Never again will you plunder conquered nations. The voices of your proud messengers will be heard no more.” NIV 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."