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Passage Lookup: Nahum 2

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Nahum 2:1
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[a]An attacker(a) advances against you, Nineveh. Guard the fortress, watch the road, brace yourselves, marshal all your strength!
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Nahum 2:2
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The Lord will restore(b) the splendor(c) of Jacob like the splendor of Israel, though destroyers have laid them waste and have ruined their vines.
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Nahum 2:3
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The shields of the soldiers are red; the warriors are clad in scarlet.(d) The metal on the chariots flashes on the day they are made ready; the spears of juniper are brandished.[b]
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Nahum 2:4
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The chariots(e) storm through the streets, rushing back and forth through the squares. They look like flaming torches; they dart about like lightning.
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Nahum 2:5
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Nineveh summons her picked troops, yet they stumble(f) on their way. They dash to the city wall; the protective shield is put in place.
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Nahum 2:6
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The river gates(g) are thrown open and the palace collapses.
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Nahum 2:7
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It is decreed[c] that Nineveh be exiled and carried away. Her female slaves moan(h) like doves and beat on their breasts.(i)
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Nahum 2:8
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Nineveh is like a pool whose water is draining away. "Stop! Stop!" they cry, but no one turns back.
Nahum 2:9
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Plunder the silver! Plunder the gold! The supply is endless, the wealth from all its treasures!
Nahum 2:10
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She is pillaged, plundered, stripped! Hearts melt,(j) knees give way, bodies tremble, every face grows pale.(k)
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Nahum 2:11
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Where now is the lions' den,(l) the place where they fed their young, where the lion and lioness went, and the cubs, with nothing to fear?
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Nahum 2:12
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The lion killed(m) enough for his cubs and strangled the prey for his mate, filling his lairs(n) with the kill and his dens with the prey.(o)
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Nahum 2:13
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"I am against(p) you," declares the Lord Almighty. "I will burn up your chariots in smoke,(q) and the sword(r) will devour your young lions. I will leave you no prey on the earth. The voices of your messengers will no longer be heard."(s)
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