Nahum Chapter 2
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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The fearefull and victorious armies of God, against Nineueh.
He that dasheth in pieces is come up before thy face: keep the munition, watch the way: make thy loines strong: fortifie thy power mightily.1
For the Lord hath turned away the excellencie of Iacob, as the excellencie of Israel: for the emptiers haue emptied them out, and marred their vine branches.2
The shield of his mightie men is made red, the valiant men are in scarlet: the charets shall bee with flaming torches in the day of his preparation, and the firre trees shall bee terribly shaken.3
The charets shall rage in the streets, they shall iustle one against another in the broad wayes: they shall seeme like torches, they shall runne like the lightnings.4
The destruction of Nineueh.
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.5
The gates of the riuers shall bee opened, and the palace shall bee dissolued.6
And Huzzab shall be led away captiue, she shall be brought vp, and her maids shall leade her as with the voyce of doues, tabring vpon their breasts.7
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.8
Take ye the spoyle of siluer, take the spoile of golde: for there is none end of the store, and glory out of all the pleasant furniture.9
Shee is emptie, and voide, and waste, and the heart melteth, and the knees smite together, and much paine is in all loynes, and the faces of them all gather blacknesse.10
Where is the dwelling of the Lions, and the feeding place of the yong Lions? where the Lion, euen the olde Lion walked, and the Lions whelpe, and none made them afraid.
The Lion did teare in pieces enough for his whelpes, and strangled for his Lionesses, and filled his holes with pray, and his dens with rauine.
Behold, I am against thee, saith the Lord of hosts, and I will burne her charets in the smoke, and the sword shall deuoure thy yong Lions, and I wil cut off thy pray from the earth, and the voice of thy messengers shall no more be heard.
Nahum Chapter 2 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
1 Or, the disperser or hammer.
2 Isa.10.12. , Or, the pride of Iacob and the pride of Israel.
3 Or, died scarlet. , Heb. fierie torches.
4 Heb. their show.
5 Or, gallants , Hebr. couering or couerer.
6 Or, molten.
7 Or, That which was established, or, there was a stand made. , Or, discouered.
8 Or, from the dayes that she hath bene. , Or, cause them to turn.
9 Or, And their infinite store, &c. , Heb. vessels of desire..
10 Isai.13. 7, 8.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania