Nahum 2:1
New International Version
An attacker advances against you, Nineveh. Guard the fortress, watch the road, brace yourselves, marshal all your strength!

New Living Translation
Your enemy is coming to crush you, Nineveh. Man the ramparts! Watch the roads! Prepare your defenses! Call out your forces!

English Standard Version
The scatterer has come up against you. Man the ramparts; watch the road; dress for battle; collect all your strength.

Berean Study Bible
One who scatters advances against you, O Nineveh. Guard the fortress! Watch the road! Brace yourself! Summon all your strength!

New American Standard Bible
The one who scatters has come up against you. Man the fortress, watch the road; Strengthen your back, summon all your strength.

King James Bible
He that dasheth in pieces is come up before thy face: keep the munition, watch the way, make thy loins strong, fortify thy power mightily.

Christian Standard Bible
One who scatters is coming up against you. Man the fortifications! Watch the road! Brace yourself! Summon all your strength!

Contemporary English Version
Nineveh, someone is coming to attack and scatter you. Guard your fortresses! Watch the road! Be brave! Prepare for battle!

Good News Translation
Nineveh, you are under attack! The power that will shatter you has come. Prepare the defenses! Guard the road! Prepare for battle! (

Holman Christian Standard Bible
One who scatters is coming up against you. Man the fortifications! Watch the road! Brace yourself! Summon all your strength!

International Standard Version
You are being attacked by advancing forces! Guard your rampart! Watch your roads! Prepare yourselves! Marshall your defenses!

NET Bible
The watchmen of Nineveh shout: "An enemy who will scatter you is marching out to attack you!" "Guard the rampart! Watch the road! Prepare yourselves for battle! Muster your mighty strength!"

New Heart English Bible
He who dashes in pieces has come up against you. Keep the fortress. Watch the way. Strengthen your waist. Fortify your power mightily.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The one who will scatter you is coming to attack you. Guard your fortress! Keep a lookout on the road! Prepare for battle! Be very courageous!

JPS Tanakh 1917
A maul is come up before thy face; Guard the defences, Watch the way, make thy loins strong, Fortify thy power mightily!--

New American Standard 1977
The one who scatters has come up against you. Man the fortress, watch the road; Strengthen your back, summon all your strength.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The destroyer is risen up against thee: keep the fortress, watch the way, make thy loins strong, fortify thy power mightily.

King James 2000 Bible
He that dashes in pieces has come up before your face: keep the fortress, watch the road, make your flanks strong, fortify your power mightily.

American King James Version
He that dashes in pieces is come up before your face: keep the fortification, watch the way, make your loins strong, fortify your power mightily.

American Standard Version
He that dasheth in pieces is come up against thee: keep the fortress, watch the way, make thy loins strong, fortify thy power mightily.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
It is all over with him, he has been removed, one who has been delivered from affliction has come up panting into thy presence, watch the way, strengthen thy loins, be very valiant in thy strength.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He is come up that shall destroy before thy face, that shall keep the siege: watch the way, fortify thy loins, strengthen thy power exceedingly.

Darby Bible Translation
He that dasheth in pieces is come up against thy face: keep the fortress, watch the way, make [thy] loins strong, fortify [thy] power mightily.

English Revised Version
He that dasheth in pieces is come up before thy face: keep the munition, watch the way, make thy loins strong, fortify thy power mightily.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that dasheth in pieces is come up before thy face: keep the munition, watch the way, make thy loins strong, fortify thy power mightily.

World English Bible
He who dashes in pieces has come up against you. Keep the fortress! Watch the way! Strengthen your waist! Fortify your power mightily!

Young's Literal Translation
Come up hath a scatterer to thy face, Keep the bulwark, watch the way, Strengthen the loins, strengthen power mightily.
Study Bible
The Overthrow of Nineveh
1One who scatters advances against you, O Nineveh. Guard the fortress! Watch the road! Brace yourself ! Summon all your strength! 2For the LORD will restore the splendor of Jacob like the splendor of Israel, though destroyers have laid them waste and ruined the branches of their vine.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 46:3
"Deploy your shields, small and large, and advance for battle!

Jeremiah 51:20
"You are My war club, My weapon for battle. With you I shatter nations; with you I bring kingdoms to ruin.

Nahum 3:14
Draw your water for the siege; strengthen your fortresses. Work the clay and tread the mortar; repair the brick kiln!

Treasury of Scripture

He that dashes in pieces is come up before your face: keep the fortification, watch the way, make your loins strong, fortify your power mightily.

He that dasheth in pieces.

Isaiah 14:6
He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none hindereth.

Jeremiah 25:9
Behold, I will send and take all the families of the north, saith the LORD, and Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon, my servant, and will bring them against this land, and against the inhabitants thereof, and against all these nations round about, and will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, and an hissing, and perpetual desolations.

Jeremiah 50:23
How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!

keep.

Nahum 3:14,15
Draw thee waters for the siege, fortify thy strong holds: go into clay, and tread the morter, make strong the brickkiln…

2 Chronicles 25:8
But if thou wilt go, do it, be strong for the battle: God shall make thee fall before the enemy: for God hath power to help, and to cast down.

Jeremiah 46:3-10
Order ye the buckler and shield, and draw near to battle…







Lexicon
One who scatters
מֵפִ֛יץ (mê·p̄îṣ)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6327: To be dispersed or scattered

advances
עָלָ֥ה (‘ā·lāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5927: To ascend, in, actively

against
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

you, [O Nineveh].
פָּנַ֖יִךְ (pā·na·yiḵ)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

Guard
נָצ֣וֹר (nā·ṣō·wr)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's Hebrew 5341: To watch, guard, keep

the fortress!
מְצֻרָ֑ה (mə·ṣu·rāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4694: A hemming in, a mound, a rampart, fortification

Watch
צַפֵּה־ (ṣap·pêh-)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6822: To lean forward, to peer into the distance, to observe, await

the road!
דֶ֙רֶךְ֙ (ḏe·reḵ)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

Brace yourself
חַזֵּ֣ק (ḥaz·zêq)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2388: To fasten upon, to seize, be strong, obstinate, to bind, restrain, conquer

!
מָתְנַ֔יִם (mā·ṯə·na·yim)
Noun - md
Strong's Hebrew 4975: The waist, small of the back, the loins

Summon
אַמֵּ֥ץ (’am·mêṣ)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 553: To be stout, strong, bold, alert

all
מְאֹֽד׃ (mə·’ōḏ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3966: Vehemence, vehemently, wholly, speedily

your strength!
כֹּ֖חַ (kō·aḥ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3581: A small reptile (of unknown species)
(1) Keep the munition.--Better, guard the for. tress. These four sententious directions to Nineveh are, of course, ironical, like Elijah's instructions to the priests of Baal in 1Kings 18:27. "He that dasheth in pieces" may perhaps be identified with Cyaxares.

Verses 1-13. - Part II. THE EXECUTION OF THE DECREE; THE DESTRUCTION OF NINEVEH DESCRIBED. Verses 1-8. - § 1. Nineveh shall be besieged, because God is about to exalt his people by taking vengeance on the enemy, whose defence, howsoever formidable, is of no avail. Verse 1. - Nahum addresses Nineveh, and forewarns her of the siege she was about to undergo (see Introduction, § I.). He that dasheth in pieces; the disperser; qui dispergat (Vulgate); ἐμφυσῶν, "panting" (Septuagint). The mixed army that invested Nineveh is so called from its effect on the inhabitants of the neighbouring lands. Others translate it, "the maul," or "hammer" - an appellation of Cyaxares, which reminds one of Charles Martel and Judas Maccabaeus. Is come up before thy face. Placing his forces in thy sight, that thou mayest see his power and thine own danger. Keep the munition. The prophet urges the Ninevites to guard their fortress well. Some connect this clause with the preceding: "the disperser is come to maintain the siege;" as the Vulgate, qui custodiat obsidionem. But the other interpretation is more forcible, and suits the rest of the verse. The LXX., reading differently, gives, ἐξαιρούμενος [+ σε, Alex.] ἐκ θλίψεως, "one delivered from affliction." Watch the way, by which the enemy approaches. Make thy loins strong. Gather up thy strength, the loins being regarded as the seat of strength (2 Chronicles 10:10; Job 40:7; Ezekiel 29:7; 1 Peter 1:13). So weak, effeminate people were called in Latin elumbes, "loinless." Fortify thy power mightily; Ανδρισαι τῇ ἰσχύι σφόδρα (Septuagint). Make yourselves as strong as possible (comp. Amos 2:14). 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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