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Nahum 2
New Living Translation

The Fall of Nineveh

2Your enemy is coming to crush you, Nineveh. Man the ramparts! Watch the roads! Prepare your defenses! Call out your forces!H6327H5927H6440H5341H4694H6822H1870H4975H2388H553H3581H3966 2Even though the destroyer has destroyed Judah, the Lord will restore its honor. Israel’s vine has been stripped of branches, but he will restore its splendor.H3068H7725H1347H3290H1347H3478H1238H1238H7843H2156 3Shields flash red in the sunlight! See the scarlet uniforms of the valiant troops! Watch as their glittering chariots move into position, with a forest of spears waving above them.H4043H1368H119H2428H582H8529H7393H784H6393H3117H3559H1265H7477 4The chariots race recklessly along the streets and rush wildly through the squares. They flash like firelight and move as swiftly as lightning.H7393H1984H2351H8264H7339H4758H3940H7323H1300 5The king shouts to his officers; they stumble in their haste, rushing to the walls to set up their defenses.H2142H117H3782H1979H4116H2346H5526H3559 6The river gates have been torn open! The palace is about to collapse!H8179H5104H6605H1964H4127 7Nineveh’s exile has been decreed, and all the servant girls mourn its capture. They moan like doves and beat their breasts in sorrow.H5324H1540H5927H519H5090H6963H3123H8608H3824 8Nineveh is like a leaking water reservoir! The people are slipping away. “Stop, stop!” someone shouts, but no one even looks back.H5210H3117H1295H4325H5127H5975H5975H6437 9Loot the silver! Plunder the gold! There’s no end to Nineveh’s treasures—its vast, uncounted wealth.H962H3701H962H2091H7097H8498H3519H2532H3627 10Soon the city is plundered, empty, and ruined. Hearts melt and knees shake. The people stand aghast, their faces pale and trembling.H950H4003H1110H3820H4549H1290H6375H2479H4975H6440H6908H6289 11Where now is that great Nineveh, that den filled with young lions? It was a place where people—like lions and their cubs—walked freely and without fear.H4583H738H4829H3715H738H3833H1980H738H1482H2729 12The lion tore up meat for his cubs and strangled prey for his mate. He filled his den with prey, his caverns with his plunder.H738H2963H1767H1484H2614H3833H4390H2356H2964H4585H2966 13“I am your enemy!” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. “Your chariots will soon go up in smoke. Your young men will be killed in battle. Never again will you plunder conquered nations. The voices of your proud messengers will be heard no more.”H5002H3068H6635H1197H7393H6227H2719H398H3715H3772H2964H776H6963H4397H8085


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