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NAHUM 2:1 Come up hath a scatterer to thy face, Keep the bulwark, watch the way, Strengthen the loins, strengthen power mightily. NAHUM 2:2 For turned back hath Jehovah to the excellency of Jacob, As `tothe excellency of Israel, For emptied them out have emptiers, And their branches they have marred. NAHUM 2:3 The shield of his mighty ones is become red, Men of might `are inscarlet, With fiery torches `isthe chariot in a day of his preparation, And the firs have been caused to tremble. NAHUM 2:4 In out-places shine do the chariots, They go to and fro in broad places, Their appearances `arelike torches, As lightnings they run. NAHUM 2:5 He doth remember his honourable ones, They stumble in their goings, They hasten `toits wall, and prepared is the covering. NAHUM 2:6 Gates of the rivers have been opened, And the palace is dissolved. NAHUM 2:7 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. NAHUM 2:8 And Nineveh `isas a pool of waters, From of old it `is-- and they are fleeing! `Stand ye, stand;and none is turning! NAHUM 2:9 Seize ye silver, seize ye gold, And there is no end to the prepared things, `Tothe abundance of all desirable vessels. NAHUM 2:10 She is empty, yea, emptiness and waste, And the heart hath melted, And the knees have smitten together, And great pain `isin all loins, And the faces of all of them have gathered paleness. NAHUM 2:11 Where `isthe habitation of lionesses? And a feeding-place it `isfor young lions Where walked hath a lion, an old lion, A lion's whelp, and there is none troubling. NAHUM 2:12 The lion is tearing parts `forhis whelps, And is strangling for his lionesses, And he doth fill `withprey his holes, And his habitations `withrapine. NAHUM 2:13 Lo, I `amagainst 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!