Nahum 2:7
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English Standard Version
its mistress is stripped; she is carried off, her slave girls lamenting, moaning like doves and beating their breasts.

King James Bible
And Huzzab shall be led away captive, she shall be brought up, and her maids shall lead her as with the voice of doves, tabering upon their breasts.

American Standard Version
And it is decreed: she is uncovered, she is carried away; and her handmaids moan as with the voice of doves, beating upon their breasts.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the soldier is led away captive: and her bondwomen were led away mourning as doves, murmuring in their hearts.

English Revised Version
And Huzzab is uncovered, she is carried away, and her handmaids mourn as with the voice of doves, tabering upon their breasts.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Huzzab shall be led away captive, she shall be brought up, and her maids shall lead her as with the voice of doves, tabering upon their breasts.

Nahum 2:7 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

8 They who hold to false vanities

Forsake their own mercy.

9 But I will sacrifice to Thee with the call of thanksgiving.

I will pay what I have vowed.

Salvation is with Jehovah.

In order to express the thought emphatically, that salvation and deliverance are only to be hoped for from Jehovah the living God, Jonah points to the idolaters, who forfeit their mercy. משׁמּרים הבלי־שׁוא is a reminiscence of Psalm 31:7. הבלי־שׁוא, worthless vanities, are all things which man makes into idols or objects of trust. הבלים are, according to Deuteronomy 32:21, false gods or idols. Shâmar, to keep, or, when applied to false gods, to keep to them or reverence them; in Hosea 4:10 it is also applied to Jehovah. חסדּם signifies neither pietatem suam nor gratiam a Deo ipsis exhibitam, nor "all the grace and love which they might receive" (Hitzig); but refers to God Himself, as He whose government is pure grace (vid., Genesis 24:27), and might become the grace even of the idolatrous. Jonah, on the contrary, like all the righteous, would sacrifice to the Lord beqōl tōdâh, "with the voice or cry, of thanksgiving," i.e., would offer his sacrifices with a prayer of sincere thanksgiving (cf. Psalm 42:5), and pay the vow which he had made in his distress (cf. Psalm 50:14, Psalm 50:23). These utterances are founded upon the hope that his deliverance will be effected (Hitzig); and this hope is based upon the fact that "salvation is Jehovah's," i.e., is in His power, so that He only can grant salvation.

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Huzzab. or, that which was established; or, there was a stand made. led away captive. or, discovered. doves.

Isaiah 38:14 Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: my eyes fail with looking upward: O LORD, I am oppressed...

Isaiah 59:11 We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us.

Luke 23:27,48 And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him...

Cross References
Mark 14:66
And as Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant girls of the high priest came,

Isaiah 32:12
Beat your breasts for the pleasant fields, for the fruitful vine,

Isaiah 38:14
Like a swallow or a crane I chirp; I moan like a dove. My eyes are weary with looking upward. O Lord, I am oppressed; be my pledge of safety!

Isaiah 59:11
We all growl like bears; we moan and moan like doves; we hope for justice, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far from us.

Ezekiel 7:16
And if any survivors escape, they will be on the mountains, like doves of the valleys, all of them moaning, each one over his iniquity.

Nahum 2:6
The river gates are opened; the palace melts away;

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