Zephaniah 2:13
Good News Translation
The LORD will use his power to destroy Assyria. He will make the city of Nineveh a deserted ruin, a waterless desert.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD will reach to the north to crush Assyria and overthrow Nineveh.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he will stretch out his hand upon the north, and will destroy Assyria: and he will make the beautiful city a wilderness, and as a place not passable, and as a desert.

New American Bible
He will stretch out his hand against the north, to destroy Assyria; He will make Nineveh a waste, dry as the desert.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And he will stretch out his hand upon the north, and will destroy Assyria: and he will make the beautiful city a wilderness, and as a place not passable, and as a desert.

he will.

Psalm 83:8,9 Yea, and the Assyrian also is joined with them: they are come to the aid of the sons of Lot. . . .

Isaiah 10:12,16 And it shall come to pass, that when the Lord shall have performed all his works in mount Sion, and in Jerusalem, I will visit the fruit of the proud heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of the haughtiness of his eyes. . . .

Isaiah 11:11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand the second time to possess the remnant of his people, which shall be left from the Assyrians, and from Egypt, and from Phetros, and from Ethiopia, and from Elam, and from Sennaar, and from Emath, and from the islands of the sea.

Ezekiel 31:3-18 Behold, the Assyrian like a cedar in Libanus, with fair branches, and full of leaves, of a high stature, and his top was elevated among the thick boughs. . . .

will make.

Nahum 1:1 The burden of Ninive. The book of the vision of Nahum, the Elcesite.

Nahum 2:10,11 She is destroyed, and rent, and torn: the heart melteth, and the knees fail, and all the loins lose their strength: and the faces of them all are as the blackness of a kettle. . . .

Nahum 3:7,15,18,19 And it shall come to pass that every one that shall see thee, shall flee from thee, and shall say: Ninive is laid waste: who shall bemoan thee? whence shall I seek a comforter for thee? . . .

Zechariah 10:10,11 And I will bring them back out of the land of Egypt, and I will gather them from among the Assyrians: and will bring them to the land of Galaad, and Libanus, and place shall not be found for them. . . .

Context
The Judgment on Cush and Assyria
12You Ethiopians, also shall be slain with my sword. 13And he will stretch out his hand upon the north, and will destroy Assyria: and he will make the beautiful city a wilderness, and as a place not passable, and as a desert.14And flocks shall lie down in the midst thereof, all the beasts of the nations: and the bittern and the urchin shall lodge in the threshold thereof: the voice of the singing bird in the window, the raven on the upper post, for I will consume her strength.…
Cross References
Isaiah 10:5
Woe to the Assyrian, he is the rod and the staff of my anger, and my indignation is in their hands.

Isaiah 10:16
Therefore the sovereign Lord, the Lord of hosts, shall send leanness among his fat ones: and under his glory shall be kindled a burning, as it were the burning of a fire.

Isaiah 14:26
This is the counsel, that I have purposed upon all the earth, and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all nations.

Isaiah 37:37
And Sennacherib the king of the Assyrians went out and departed, and returned, and dwelt in Ninive.

Jeremiah 49:33
And Asor shall be a habitation for dragons, desolate for ever: no man shall abide there, nor son of man inhabit it.

Jonah 1:2
Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah, the son of Amathi, saying:

Jonah 3:2
And the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time saying:

Micah 5:6
And this man shall be our peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land, and when he shall set his foot in our houses: and we shall raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men.

Nahum 1:1
The burden of Ninive. The book of the vision of Nahum, the Elcesite.

Nahum 3:7
And it shall come to pass that every one that shall see thee, shall flee from thee, and shall say: Ninive is laid waste: who shall bemoan thee? whence shall I seek a comforter for thee?

Zephaniah 1:4
And I will stretch out my hand upon Juda, and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem: and I will destroy out of this place the remnant of Baal, and the names of the wardens of the temples with the priests:

Zechariah 10:11
And he shall pass over the strait of the sea, and shall strike the waves in the sea, and all the depths of the river shall be confounded, and the pride of Assyria shall be humbled, and the sceptre of Egypt shall depart.

Additional Translations
And He will stretch out His hand against the north and destroy Assyria; He will make Nineveh a desolation, as dry as a desert.And he will stretch out his hand against the north, and destroy Assyria; and will make Nineveh a desolation, and dry like a wilderness.

And he will stretch out his hand against the north, and destroy Assyria, and will make Nineveh a desolation, and dry like the wilderness.

And he shall stretch forth his hand against the north and destroy the Assyrian, and make Nineve a dry wilderness, even as a desert.

And he will stretch out his hand against the north, and destroy Assyria; and will make Nineveh a desolation, a place of drought like the wilderness.

And he will stretch out his hand against the north, and destroy Assyria; and will make Nineveh a desolation, and dry like the wilderness.

And he will stretch out his hand against the north, and destroy Assyria; and will make Nineveh a desolation, and dry like a wilderness.

He will stretch out his hand against the north, destroy Assyria, and will make Nineveh a desolation, as dry as the wilderness.

And He stretcheth His hand against the north, And doth destroy Asshur, And he setteth Nineveh for a desolation, A dry land like a wilderness.
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