Nahum 2:8

“But Nineveh is of old like a pool of water: yet they shall flee away. Stand, stand, shall they cry; but none shall look back.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But Nineueh is of olde like a poole of water: yet they shall flee away. Stand, stand shall they cry: but none shal looke backe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Though Nineveh {was} like a pool of water throughout her days, Now they are fleeing; "Stop, stop, But no one turns back."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But Nineveh hath been from of old like a pool of water: yet they flee away. Stand, stand, `they cry'; but none looketh back.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But Nineveh is like a pool of water whose waters are flowing away; Keep your place, they say; but no one is turning back.
- Basic English Bible

Nineveh hath been like a pool of water, since the day she existed, yet they flee away. ... Stand! Stand! But none looketh back.
- Darby Bible

But Nineveh is of old like a pool of water: yet they shall flee away. Stand, stand, shall they cry; but none shall look back.
- Webster's Bible

But Nineveh has been from of old like a pool of water, yet they flee away. "Stop! Stop!" they cry, but no one looks back.
- World English Bible

And Nineveh [is] as a pool of waters, From of old it [is] -- and they are fleeing! `Stand ye, stand;' and none is turning!
- Youngs Literal Bible

(2:9) But Nineveh hath been from of old like a pool of water; yet they flee away; 'Stand, stand'; but none looketh back.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Nahum 2:8


2:8 Like a pool - Very populous, like a pool which hath been long breeding fish, and is full of them. Yet - Yet these multitudes shall flee discomfited and terrified. They - The chieftains, and most valiant among the Ninevites.


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