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Nahum 2

GNT 1 Nineveh, you are under attack! The power that will shatter you has come. Prepare the defenses! Guard the road! Prepare for battle NIV 1 An attacker advances against you, Nineveh. Guard the fortress, watch the road, brace yourselves, marshal all your strength! GNT 2 (The Lord is about to restore the glory of Israel, as it was before her enemies plundered her.) 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. GNT 3 The enemy soldiers carry red shields and wear uniforms of red. They are preparing to attack! Their chariots flash like fire! Their horses prance! NIV 3 The shields of the 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 juniper are brandished. GNT 4 Chariots dash wildly through the streets, rushing back and forth in the city squares. They flash like torches and dart about like 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. GNT 5 The officers are summoned; they stumble as they press forward. The attackers rush to the wall and set up the shield for the battering ram. NIV 5 Nineveh summons her picked troops, yet they stumble on their way. They dash to the city wall; the protective shield is put in place. GNT 6 The gates by the river burst open; the palace is filled with terror. NIV 6 The river gates are thrown open and the palace collapses. GNT 7 The queen is taken captive; her servants moan like doves and beat their breasts in sorrow. NIV 7 It is decreed that Nineveh be exiled and carried away. Her female slaves moan like doves and beat on their breasts. GNT 8 Like water from a broken dam the people rush from Nineveh! "Stop! Stop!" the cry rings out - but no one turns back. NIV 8 Nineveh is like a pool whose water is draining away. “Stop! Stop!” they cry, but no one turns back. GNT 9 Plunder the silver! Plunder the gold! The city is full of treasure! NIV 9 Plunder the silver! Plunder the gold! The supply is endless, the wealth from all its treasures! GNT 10 Nineveh is destroyed, deserted, desolate! Hearts melt with fear; knees tremble, strength is gone; faces grow pale. NIV 10 She is pillaged, plundered, stripped! Hearts melt, knees give way, bodies tremble, every face grows pale. GNT 11 Where now is the city that was like a den of lions, the place where young lions were fed, where the lion and the lioness would go and their cubs would be safe? 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? GNT 12 The lion killed his prey and tore it to pieces for his mate and her cubs; he filled his den with torn flesh. 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. GNT 13 "I am your enemy!" says the Lord Almighty. "I will burn up your chariots. Your soldiers will be killed in war, and I will take away everything that you took from others. The demands of your envoys will no longer be heard." 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.”

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