Nahum 2

LITV(i) 1 The one scattering is coming up against your face. Guard the rampart; watch the way; make the loins strong, exceedingly firm up your power. 2 For Jehovah has turned the glory of Jacob as the glory of Israel. For the plunderers have plundered them and have destroyed their vine branches. 3 The shield of his mighty ones has become red, the mighty men are clothed in scarlet, the chariots will flame like iron torches in the day of preparation, and the cypresses are made to quiver. 4 The chariots run madly in the streets; they shall rush to and fro in the plazas. Their appearance is like torches; they dart about like the lightnings. 5 He shall remember its nobles; they shall stumble in their walking; they shall hurry to its wall, and the covering shall be set up. 6 The gates of the rivers shall be opened, and the palace shall be melted. 7 And she who stood firm is uncovered and caused to go away; and her slave girls are moaning like the sound of doves, beating on their breast. 8 And Nineveh is like a pool of water from her days; yet they are fleeing. They cry, Stand! Stand! But no one turns himself. 9 Plunder the silver! plunder the gold! For there is no end to the treasures, riches from all precious objects. 10 She is empty, even waste, even devastated. And the heart is melted, and the knees knocking; and trembling is in all the loins; and all of their faces collect heat. 11 Where is the den of the lions and the feeding place of the young lions, where the lion, and the lioness, and the lion's cub walked, and none shall terrify them . 12 The lion tears in pieces, enough for his cubs, and strangles for his lionesses, and has filled his holes with prey, even his lairs with torn prey. 13 Behold, I am against you, declares Jehovah of hosts; and I will burn her chariots in the smoke, and the sword shall devour your young lions. And I will cut off your prey from the earth, and the voice of your messengers shall not be heard any more.