Nahum 2:6

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The gates of the riuers shall bee opened, and the palace shall bee dissolued.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The gates of the rivers are opened And the palace is dissolved.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The gates of the rivers are opened, and the palace is dissolved.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The river doorways are forced open, and the king's house is flowing away.
- Basic English Bible

The gates of the rivers are opened, and the palace melteth away.
- Darby Bible

The gates of the rivers shall be opened, and the palace shall be dissolved.
- Webster's Bible

The gates of the rivers are opened, and the palace is dissolved.
- World English Bible

Gates of the rivers have been opened, And the palace is dissolved.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(2:7) The gates of the rivers are opened, and the palace is dissolved.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Nahum 2:6


2:6 The gates - Of the city toward the river. The rivers - Of the Tigris, upon which Nineveh stood. Dissolved - While the Chaldeans besieged Nineveh, a mighty deluge overthrew the walls of Nineveh, by the space of twenty furlongs, through which breach the besiegers made their entrance. Dissolved - As if melted, it shall drop to pieces.


Discussion for Nahum 2

  • Louis Mwayera for verse 4
    He saw into this day that vision is today we take for granted.
  • Clement Baptiste for verse 4
    I do not think that what Nahum saw was for his time,i believe these chariots in broad places are
    cars on our highways but the prophet could only
    speak in his language of his day.
  • Anayo
    Look at verse 3 and 4, it seems that Nahum is talking about our present time, chariots shall be with flaming torches, thatís cars jostling against one another in a broad street in a very high speed. Are we not seeing today in our highways and streets?
  • Robin land for verse 7
    I had a dream i was sitting on a hill with alot of people (i mean alot) it was a beautiful day really green grass and I heard what was like THUNDER it was walking and all of a sudden a path was clear and all i saw was a HUGE foot and a voice that sounded like THUNDER YELL NAHUM....it was so loud it woke me up...
  • Carol
    wow this seemed liked utter annihilation

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