Nahum 2:8
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New International Version
Nineveh is like a pool whose water is draining away. "Stop! Stop!" they cry, but no one turns back.

New Living Translation
Nineveh is like a leaking water reservoir! The people are slipping away. "Stop, stop!" someone shouts, but no one even looks back.

English Standard Version
Nineveh is like a pool whose waters run away. “Halt! Halt!” they cry, but none turns back.

New American Standard Bible
Though Nineveh was like a pool of water throughout her days, Now they are fleeing; "Stop, stop," But no one turns back.

King James 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Nineveh has been like a pool of water from her first days, but they are fleeing." Stop! Stop!" they cry, but no one turns back."

International Standard Version
Nineveh is a reservoir whose water is draining away. "Wait! Wait!" they cry, yet not even one person looks back.

NET Bible
Nineveh was like a pool of water throughout her days, but now her people are running away; she cries out: "Stop! Stop!"--but no one turns back.

New Heart English 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.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Nineveh was like a pool of water from its first day on. But now its people are fleeing. "Stop! Stop!" But no one turns around.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But Nineveh hath been from of old like a pool of water; Yet they flee away; 'Stand, stand'; But none looketh back.

New American Standard 1977
Though Nineveh was like a pool of water throughout her days,
            Now they are fleeing;
            “Stop, stop,”
            But no one turns back.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Nineveh was of old like a pool of water; but now they flee away. Stand, stand, shall they cry; but no one looks back.

King James 2000 Bible
Though Nineveh was of old like a pool of water: yet they shall flee away. Stand, stand, shall they cry; but none shall look back.

American King James Version
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.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
And as for Ninive, her waters are like a great pool, but the men flee away. They cry: Stand, stand, but there is none that will return back.

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

English Revised Version
But Nineveh hath been from of old like a pool of water: yet they flee away; Stand, stand, they cry; but none looketh back.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English 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.

Young's Literal Translation
And Nineveh is as a pool of waters, From of old it is -- and they are fleeing! 'Stand ye, stand;' and none is turning!
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
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!
Study Bible
The Overthrow of Nineveh
7It is fixed: She is stripped, she is carried away, And her handmaids are moaning like the sound of doves, Beating on their breasts. 8Though Nineveh was like a pool of water throughout her days, Now they are fleeing; "Stop, stop," But no one turns back. 9Plunder the silver! Plunder the gold! For there is no limit to the treasure-- Wealth from every kind of desirable object.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 46:5
"Why have I seen it? They are terrified, They are drawing back, And their mighty men are defeated And have taken refuge in flight, Without facing back; Terror is on every side!" Declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 47:3
"Because of the noise of the galloping hoofs of his stallions, The tumult of his chariots, and the rumbling of his wheels, The fathers have not turned back for their children, Because of the limpness of their hands,

Nahum 1:1
The oracle of Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.
Treasury of Scripture

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.

of old. or, from the days that she hath been.

Genesis 10:11 Out of that land went forth Asshur, and built Nineveh, and the city …

like.

Jeremiah 51:13 O you that dwell on many waters, abundant in treasures, your end …

Revelation 17:1,15 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, …

Stand.

Nahum 3:17 Your crowned are as the locusts, and your captains as the great grasshoppers, …

Isaiah 13:14 And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man takes …

Isaiah 47:13 You are wearied in the multitude of your counsels. Let now the astrologers, …

Isaiah 48:20 Go you forth of Babylon, flee you from the Chaldeans, with a voice …

Jeremiah 50:16 Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him that handles the sickle in …

Jeremiah 51:30 The mighty men of Babylon have declined to fight, they have remained …

look back. or, cause them to turn.

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