An attacker1 advances against you, [Nineveh]. Guard the fortress, watch the road, brace yourselves, marshal all your strength!
The LORD will restore2 the splendor3 of Jacob like the splendor of Israel, though destroyers have laid them waste and have ruined their vines.
The shields of his soldiers are red; the warriors are clad in scarlet.4 The metal on the chariots flashes on the day they are made ready; the spears of pine are brandished.
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