Nahum 2:5

“He shall recount his worthies: they shall stumble in their walk; they shall make haste to the wall thereof, and the defence shall be prepared.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hee shall recount his worthies: they shall stumble in their walke: they shall make haste to the wal thereof, and the defence shall bee prepared.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He remembers his nobles; They stumble in their march, They hurry to her wall, And the mantelet is set up.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He remembereth his nobles: they stumble in their march; they make haste to the wall thereof, and the mantelet is prepared.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He takes the record of his great men: they go falling on their way; they go quickly to the wall, the cover is made ready.
- Basic English Bible

He bethinketh him of his nobles: they stumble in their march; they make haste to the wall thereof, and the shelter is prepared.
- Darby Bible

He shall recount his worthies: they shall stumble in their walk; they shall make haste to the wall thereof, and the defense shall be prepared.
- Webster's Bible

He summons his picked troops. They stumble on their way. They dash to its wall, and the protective shield is put in place.
- World English Bible

He doth remember his honourable ones, They stumble in their goings, They hasten [to] its wall, and prepared is the covering.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(2:6) He bethinketh himself of his worthies; they stumble in their march; they make haste to the wall thereof, and the mantelet is prepared.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Nahum 2:5


2:5 He - The king of Babylon. His worthies - Approved officers and commanders. Stumble - Shew such forwardness, that they shall not stand to pick their way. They - The Assyrians to defend, the Chaldeans to assault the walls of Nineveh.


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