Nahum

Nahum 2 ©

The fearful and victorious armies of God against Nineveh.

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1HE that dasheth in pieces is come up before thy face: akeep the *munition, watch the way, make thy loins strong, fortify thy power mightily.

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bFor the LORD hath turned away 2the excellency of Jacob, as the excellency of Israel: for cthe emptiers have emptied them out, and marred their dvine branches.

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The shield of his mighty men is made ered, the valiant men are 3in scarlet: the chariots shall be with 4flaming torches in the day of his preparation, and the fir trees shall be terribly shaken.

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fThe chariots shall rage in the streets, they shall justle one against another in the broad ways: 5they shall seem like torches, they shall run like the lightnings.

f ch. 3.2,3. v.3.
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gHe shall recount his 6worthies: they shall stumble in their walk; they shall make haste to the wall thereof, and the 7defence shall be prepared.

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

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And 9Huzzab shall be 10led away captive, she shall be brought up, and her maids shall lead her as with the voice of doves, h*tabering upon their breasts.

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But Nineveh is 11of old ilike a pool of water: yet they shall flee away. jStand, stand, shall they cry; but none shall 12look back.

j v.10. ch. 3.17,18.
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kTake ye the spoil of silver, take the spoil of gold: 13for there is none end of the store and glory out of all the 14pleasant *furniture.

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lShe is empty, and void, and waste: and the mheart melteth, and the knees smite together, and much pain is in all loins, and the faces of them all gather blackness.

m Is. 13.7,8. Da. 5.6. Je. 30.6. Joel 2.6. ch. 3.13.
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nWhere is the dwelling of othe 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?

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The plion did tear in pieces enough for his *whelps, and strangled for his lionesses, and filled his holes with prey, and his dens with *ravin.

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Behold, qI am against thee, saith the LORD of hosts, and rI will burn her chariots in the smoke, and the sword shall devour thy young lions: and I will cut off sthy prey from the earth, and tthe voice of uthy messengers shall no more be heard.

s v.9. ch. 3.1,12.