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World English Bible

Nahum 2 (WEBP)

[1] He who dashes in pieces has come up against you. Keep the fortress! Watch the way! Strengthen your waist! Fortify your power mightily!
[2] For Yahweh restores the excellency of Jacob as the excellency of Israel, for the destroyers have destroyed them and ruined their vine branches.
[3] The shield of his mighty men is made red. The valiant men are in scarlet. The chariots flash with steel in the day of his preparation, and the pine spears are brandished.
[4] The chariots rage in the streets. They rush back and forth in the wide ways. Their appearance is like torches. They run like the lightnings.
[5] He summons his picked troops. They stumble on their way. They dash to its wall, and the protective shield is put in place.
[6] The gates of the rivers are opened, and the palace is dissolved.
[7] It is decreed: she is uncovered, she is carried away; and her servants moan as with the voice of doves, beating on their breasts.
[8] But Nineveh has been from of old like a pool of water, yet they flee away. “Stop! Stop!” they cry, but no one looks back.
[9] Take the plunder of silver. Take the plunder of gold, for there is no end of treasure, an abundance of every precious thing.
[10] She is empty, void, and waste. The heart melts, the knees knock together, their bodies and faces have grown pale.
[11] Where is the den of the lions, and the feeding place of the young lions, where the lion and the lioness walked with the lion’s cubs, and no one made them afraid?
[12] The lion tore in pieces enough for his cubs, and strangled prey for his lionesses, and filled his caves with the kill and his dens with prey.
[13] “Behold, I am against you,” says Yahweh of Armies, “and I will burn her chariots in the smoke, and the sword will devour your young lions; and I will cut off your prey from the earth, and the voice of your messengers will no longer be heard.”

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Nahum 2 (KJVS)

[1] He that dasheth in pieces () is come up () before thy face : keep () the munition , watch () the way , make [thy] loins strong (), fortify () [thy] power mightily .
[2] For the LORD hath turned away () the excellency of Jacob , as the excellency of Israel : for the emptiers () have emptied them out (), and marred () their vine branches .
[3] The shield of his mighty men is made red (), the valiant men [are] in scarlet (): the chariots [shall be] with flaming torches in the day of his preparation (), and the fir trees shall be terribly shaken ().
[4] The chariots shall rage () in the streets , they shall justle one against another () in the broad ways : they shall seem like torches , they shall run () like the lightnings .
[5] He shall recount () his worthies : they shall stumble () in their walk ; they shall make haste () to the wall thereof, and the defence () shall be prepared ().
[6] The gates of the rivers shall be opened (), and the palace shall be dissolved ().
[7] And Huzzab () shall be led away captive (), she shall be brought up (), and her maids shall lead () [her] as with the voice of doves , tabering () upon their breasts .
[8] 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 ().
[9] Take ye the spoil () of silver , take the spoil () of gold : for [there is] none end of the store [and] glory out of all the pleasant furniture .
[10] She is empty , and void , and waste (): and the heart melteth (), and the knees smite together , and much pain [is] in all loins , and the faces of them all gather () blackness .
[11] Where [is] the dwelling of the lions , and the feedingplace of the young lions , where the lion , [even] the old lion , walked (), [and] the lion’s whelp , and none made [them] afraid ()?
[12] The lion did tear in pieces () enough for his whelps , and strangled () for his lionesses , and filled () his holes with prey , and his dens with ravin .
[13] Behold, I [am] against thee, saith () the LORD of hosts , and I will burn () her chariots in the smoke , and the sword shall devour () thy young lions : and I will cut off () thy prey from the earth , and the voice of thy messengers shall no more be heard ().

Young’s Literal Translation

Nahum 2 (YLT)

[1] Come up hath a scatterer to thy face, Keep the bulwark, watch the way, Strengthen the loins, strengthen power mightily.
[2] For turned back hath Jehovah to the excellency of Jacob, As to the excellency of Israel, For emptied them out have emptiers, And their branches they have marred.
[3] The shield of his mighty ones is become red, Men of might are in scarlet, With fiery torches is the chariot in a day of his preparation, And the firs have been caused to tremble.
[4] In out-places shine do the chariots, They go to and fro in broad places, Their appearances are like torches, As lightnings they run.
[5] He doth remember his honourable ones, They stumble in their goings, They hasten to its wall, and prepared is the covering.
[6] Gates of the rivers have been opened, And the palace is dissolved.
[7] And it is established-she hath removed, She hath been brought up, And her handmaids are leading as the voice of doves, Tabering on their hearts.
[8] And Nineveh is as a pool of waters, From of old it is-and they are fleeing! ‘Stand ye, stand;’ and none is turning!
[9] Seize ye silver, seize ye gold, And there is no end to the prepared things, To the abundance of all desirable vessels.
[10] She is empty, yea, emptiness and waste, And the heart hath melted, And the knees have smitten together, And great pain is in all loins, And the faces of all of them have gathered paleness.
[11] Where is the habitation of lionesses? And a feeding-place it is for young lions Where walked hath a lion, an old lion, A lion’s whelp, and there is none troubling.
[12] The lion is tearing parts for his whelps, And is strangling for his lionesses, And he doth fill with prey his holes, And his habitations with rapine.
[13] Lo, I am against thee, An affirmation of Jehovah of Hosts, And I have burned in smoke its chariot, And thy young lions consume doth a sword, And I have cut off from the land thy prey, And not heard any more is the voice of thy messengers!