Nahum 2:4
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New International Version
The chariots storm through the streets, rushing back and forth through the squares. They look like flaming torches; they dart about like lightning.

New Living Translation
The chariots race recklessly along the streets and rush wildly through the squares. They flash like firelight and move as swiftly as lightning.

English Standard Version
The chariots race madly through the streets; they rush to and fro through the squares; they gleam like torches; they dart like lightning.

New American Standard Bible
The chariots race madly in the streets, They rush wildly in the squares, Their appearance is like torches, They dash to and fro like lightning flashes.

King James Bible
The chariots shall rage in the streets, they shall justle one against another in the broad ways: they shall seem like torches, they shall run like the lightnings.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The chariots dash madly through the streets; they rush around in the plazas. They look like torches; they dart back and forth like lightning.

International Standard Version
Their chariots storm through the streets, jostling each other along broad avenues. They look like torches, as they dart around like lightning.

NET Bible
The chariots race madly through the streets, they rush back and forth in the broad plazas; they look like lightning bolts, they dash here and there like flashes of lightning.

New Heart English Bible
The chariots rage in the streets. They rush back and forth in the broad ways. Their appearance is like torches. They run like the lightnings.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Chariots are racing madly through the streets, rushing this way and that in the city squares. They look like torches, like lightning, as they dart about.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The chariots rush madly in the streets, They jostle one against another in the broad places; The appearance of them is like torches, They run to and fro like the lightnings.

New American Standard 1977
The chariots race madly in the streets,
            They rush wildly in the squares,
            Their appearance is like torches,
            They dash to and fro like lightning flashes.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The chariots shall rage in the streets; they shall flow through the streets, their faces like torches; they shall run like the lightnings.

King James 2000 Bible
The chariots shall rage in the streets, they shall jostle one against another in the broad roads: they shall seem like torches, they shall run like lightning.

American King James Version
The chariots shall rage in the streets, they shall jostle one against another in the broad ways: they shall seem like torches, they shall run like the lightning.

American Standard Version
The chariots rage in the streets; they rush to and fro in the broad ways: the appearance of them is like torches; they run like the lightnings.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They are in confusion in the ways, the chariots jostle one against another in the streets: their looks are like torches, like lightning running to and fro.

Darby Bible Translation
The chariots rush madly in the streets, they justle one against another in the broad ways: the appearance of them is like torches, they run like lightnings.

English Revised Version
The chariots rage in the streets, they justle one against another in the broad ways: the appearance of them is like torches, they run like the lightnings.

Webster's Bible Translation
The chariots shall rage in the streets, they shall jostle one against another in the broad ways: they shall seem like torches, they shall run like the lightnings.

World English Bible
The chariots rage in the streets. They rush back and forth in the broad ways. Their appearance is like torches. They run like the lightnings.

Young's Literal Translation
In out-places shine do the chariots, They go to and fro in broad places, Their appearances are like torches, As lightnings they run.
Study Bible
The Overthrow of Nineveh
3The shields of his mighty men are colored red, The warriors are dressed in scarlet, The chariots are enveloped in flashing steel When he is prepared to march, And the cypress spears are brandished. 4The chariots race madly in the streets, They rush wildly in the squares, Their appearance is like torches, They dash to and fro like lightning flashes. 5He remembers his nobles; They stumble in their march, They hurry to her wall, And the mantelet is set up.…
Cross References
Isaiah 66:15
For behold, the LORD will come in fire And His chariots like the whirlwind, To render His anger with fury, And His rebuke with flames of fire.

Jeremiah 4:13
"Behold, he goes up like clouds, And his chariots like the whirlwind; His horses are swifter than eagles. Woe to us, for we are ruined!"

Jeremiah 46:9
Go up, you horses, and drive madly, you chariots, That the mighty men may march forward: Ethiopia and Put, that handle the shield, And the Lydians, that handle and bend the bow.

Ezekiel 23:24
'They will come against you with weapons, chariots and wagons, and with a company of peoples. They will set themselves against you on every side with buckler and shield and helmet; and I will commit the judgment to them, and they will judge you according to their customs.

Ezekiel 26:7
For thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I will bring upon Tyre from the north Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, king of kings, with horses, chariots, cavalry and a great army.

Ezekiel 26:10
"Because of the multitude of his horses, the dust raised by them will cover you; your walls will shake at the noise of cavalry and wagons and chariots when he enters your gates as men enter a city that is breached.

Nahum 3:2
The noise of the whip, The noise of the rattling of the wheel, Galloping horses And bounding chariots!

Nahum 3:3
Horsemen charging, Swords flashing, spears gleaming, Many slain, a mass of corpses, And countless dead bodies-- They stumble over the dead bodies!
Treasury of Scripture

The chariots shall rage in the streets, they shall jostle one against another in the broad ways: they shall seem like torches, they shall run like the lightning.

chariots.

Nahum 3:2,3 The noise of a whip, and the noise of the rattling of the wheels, …

Isaiah 37:24 By your servants have you reproached the Lord, and have said, By …

Isaiah 66:15 For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots …

Jeremiah 4:13 Behold, he shall come up as clouds, and his chariots shall be as …

Ezekiel 26:10 By reason of the abundance of his horses their dust shall cover you: …

Daniel 11:40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: …

they shall seem. Heb. their show.

Verse 4. - The chariots shall rage in the streets. The chariots rave, dash madly (Jeremiah 46:9) about the open ways in the suburbs, or in the plains of the country. The description still appertains to the besiegers, who are so numerous that to the Ninevites, looking from their walls, their chariots seem to dash against one another. They shall seem - their appearance is - like torches. Thus is described the gleaming of the chariots and the armour (see on ver. 3; 1 Macc. 6:39, "Now when the sun shone upon the shields of gold and brass, the mountains glistered therewith, and shined like lamps of fire"). The chariots shall rage in the streets,.... In the streets of Nineveh when taken; where they shall be drove in a furious manner from place to place, the men in them breathing out slaughter and death wherever they came. Kimchi understands this of the chariots of the Ninevites; who shall drive about in them in the streets of the city like madmen; not daring to go out to fight the enemy, being mightier and more numerous than they.

They shall justle one against another in the broad ways; because of their numbers, and the haste they shall make to spoil and plunder the city; or the Ninevites shall justle one against another, in their hurry and confusion to make their escape.

They shall seem like torches; either the chariots of the Medes and Chaldeans, for the reasons given in the preceding verse Nahum 2:3; or they themselves, because of their fierceness and cruelty; or the faces of the Ninevites, being covered with shame, so Kimchi; see Isaiah 13:8.

They shall run like the lightnings; exceeding swiftly, with irresistible force and power; the above writer interprets this of the Ninevites also, running from one end of their city to the other in the utmost confusion, not knowing what to do; but the whole of these two verses Nahum 2:3 seem to be a description of their enemies. 4. rage—are driven in furious haste (Jer 46:9).

justle one against another—run to and fro [Maurer].

in the broad ways—(2Ch 32:6). Large open spaces in the suburbs of Nineveh.

they shall seem like torches—literally, "their (feminine in Hebrew) appearance (is)": namely, the appearance of the broad places is like that of torches, through the numbers of chariots in them flashing in the sun (Pr 8:26, Margin).

run like the lightnings—with rapid violence (Mt 24:27; Lu 10:18).2:1-10 Nineveh shall not put aside this judgment; there is no counsel or strength against the Lord. God looks upon proud cities, and brings them down. Particular account is given of the terrors wherein the invading enemy shall appear against Nineveh. The empire of Assyria is represented as a queen, about to be led captive to Babylon. Guilt in the conscience fills men with terror in an evil day; and what will treasures or glory do for us in times of distress, or in the day of wrath? Yet for such things how many lose their souls!
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