Nahum 1

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The Book of Nahum

Chapter 2


He that dasheth in pieces56 is come up1 before thy face: keep2 the munition, watch16 the way, make [thy] loins strong,16 fortify16 [thy] power mightily.


For the LORD hath turned away1 the excellency of Jacob, as the excellency of Israel: for the emptiers6 have emptied them1 out, and marred14 their vine branches.


The shield of his mighty men is made red,30 the valiant men [are] in scarlet:30 the chariots [shall be] with flaming torches in the day of his preparation,53 and the fir trees shall be terribly shaken.90


The chariots shall rage108 in the streets, they shall justle one against another118 in the broad ways: they shall seem like torches, they shall run34 like the lightnings.


He shall recount4 his worthies: they shall stumble11 in their walk; they shall make haste17 to the wall thereof, and the defence6 shall be prepared.90


The gates of the rivers shall be opened,8 and the palace shall be dissolved.8


And Huzzab90 shall be led away captive,27 she shall be brought up,90 and her maids shall lead18 [her] as with the voice of doves, tabering26 upon their breasts.


But Nineveh [is] of old like a pool of water: yet they shall flee away.5 Stand,3 stand,3 [shall they cry]; but none shall look back.56


Take ye the spoil3 of silver, take the spoil3 of gold: for [there is] none end of the store [and] glory out of all the pleasant furniture.


She is empty, and void, and waste:30 and the heart melteth,8 and the knees smite together, and much pain [is] in all loins, and the faces of them all gather14 blackness.


Where [is] the dwelling of the lions, and the feedingplace of the young lions, where the lion, [even] the old lion, walked,1 [and] the lion's whelp, and none made [them] afraid?56


The lion did tear in pieces6 enough for his whelps, and strangled18 for his lionesses, and filled17 his holes with prey, and his dens with ravin.


Behold, I [am] against thee, saith7 the LORD of hosts, and I will burn52 her chariots in the smoke, and the sword shall devour4 thy young lions: and I will cut off52 thy prey from the earth, and the voice of thy messengers shall no more be heard.11

Nahum 3





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