Nahum 3:12
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
Allכָּ֨ל־
(kol-)
3605: the whole, allfrom kalal
your fortificationsמִבְצָרַ֔יִךְ
(miv·tza·ra·yich,)
4013: fortificationfrom batsar
are fig treesתְּאֵנִ֖ים
(te·'e·nim)
8384: fig treeof uncertain derivation
with ripe fruit--בִּכּוּרִ֑ים
(bik·ku·rim;)
1061: first fruitsfrom bakar
Whenאִם־
(im-)
518: ifa prim. conjunction
shaken,יִנֹּ֕ועוּ
(yin·no·v·'u)
5128: to quiver, wave, waver, tremble, tottera prim. root
they fallוְנָפְל֖וּ
(ve·na·fe·lu)
5307: to fall, liea prim. root
into the eater'sאֹוכֵֽל׃
(o·v·chel.)
398: to eata prim. root
mouth.פִּ֥י
(pi)
6310: moutha prim. root









KJV Lexicon
All thy strong holds
mibtsar  (mib-tsawr')
a fortification, castle, or fortified city; figuratively, a defender -- (de-, most) fenced, fortress, (most) strong (hold).
shall be like fig trees
t'en  (teh-ane')
the fig (tree or fruit) -- fig (tree).
with the firstripe figs
bikkuwr  (bik-koor')
the first-fruits of the crop -- first fruit (-ripe (figuratively), hasty fruit.
if they be shaken
nuwa`  (noo'-ah)
to waver, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively (as subjoined)
they shall even fall
naphal  (naw-fal')
to fall, in a great variety of applications (intransitive or causative, literal or figurative)
into the mouth
peh  (peh)
the mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literal or figurative (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with preposition) according to
of the eater
'akal  (aw-kal')
to eat -- at all, burn up, consume, devour(-er, up), dine, eat(-er, up), feed (with), food, freely, in...wise(-deed, plenty), (lay) meat, quite.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
All your fortifications are fig trees with ripe fruit-- When shaken, they fall into the eater's mouth.

King James Bible
All thy strong holds shall be like fig trees with the firstripe figs: if they be shaken, they shall even fall into the mouth of the eater.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
All your fortresses are fig trees with figs that ripened first; when shaken, they fall-- right into the mouth of the eater!

International Standard Version
All your defenses are like fig trees with ripe early fruit— when shaken, it falls right into the devourer's mouth.

NET Bible
All your fortifications will be like fig trees with first-ripe fruit: If they are shaken, their figs will fall into the mouth of the eater!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All your defenses will be like fig trees with the earliest figs. When shaken, the figs fall into the mouth of the eater.

King James 2000 Bible
All your strongholds shall be like fig trees with the first ripe figs: if they are shaken, they shall even fall into the mouth of the eater.
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