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Nahum 2.10-3.7


10 Devastation, desolation, and destruction!
   Hearts faint and knees tremble,
all loins quake,
   all faces grow pale!
11 What became of the lions’ den,
   the cave* of the young lions,
where the lion goes,
   and the lion’s cubs, with no one to disturb them?
12 The lion has torn enough for his whelps
   and strangled prey for his lionesses;
he has filled his caves with prey
   and his dens with torn flesh.

13 See, I am against you, says the Lord of hosts, and I will burn your* chariots in smoke, and the sword shall devour your young lions; I will cut off your prey from the earth, and the voice of your messengers shall be heard no more.

Ruin Imminent and Inevitable

3Ah! City of bloodshed,
   utterly deceitful, full of booty—
   no end to the plunder!
2 The crack of whip and rumble of wheel,
   galloping horse and bounding chariot!
3 Horsemen charging,
   flashing sword and glittering spear,
piles of dead,
   heaps of corpses,
dead bodies without end—
   they stumble over the bodies!
4 Because of the countless debaucheries of the prostitute,
   gracefully alluring, mistress of sorcery,
who enslaves* nations through her debaucheries,
   and peoples through her sorcery,
5 I am against you,
   says the Lord of hosts,
   and will lift up your skirts over your face;
and I will let nations look on your nakedness
   and kingdoms on your shame.
6 I will throw filth at you
   and treat you with contempt,
   and make you a spectacle.
7 Then all who see you will shrink from you and say,
‘Nineveh is devastated; who will bemoan her?’
   Where shall I seek comforters for you?

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