8 Nineveh is like a pool whose water is draining away. “Stop! Stop!” they cry, but no one turns back.

Read Nahum 2:8 Using Other Translations

But Nineveh is of old like a pool of water: yet they shall flee away. Stand, stand, shall they cry; but none shall look back.
Nineveh is like a pool whose waters run away. "Halt! Halt!" they cry, but none turns back.
Nineveh is like a leaking water reservoir! The people are slipping away. “Stop, stop!” someone shouts, but no one even looks back.