Nahum 2:11
New International Version
Where now is the lions' den, the place where they fed their young, where the lion and lioness went, and the cubs, with nothing to fear?

New Living Translation
Where now is that great Nineveh, that den filled with young lions? It was a place where people--like lions and their cubs--walked freely and without fear.

English Standard Version
Where is the lions’ den, the feeding place of the young lions, where the lion and lioness went, where his cubs were, with none to disturb?

Berean Study Bible
Where is the lions’ lair or the feeding ground of the young lions, where the lion and lioness prowled with their cubs, with nothing to frighten them away?

New American Standard Bible
Where is the den of the lions And the feeding place of the young lions, Where the lion, lioness and lion's cub prowled, With nothing to disturb them?

King James Bible
Where is the dwelling of the lions, and the feedingplace of the young lions, where the lion, even the old lion, walked, and the lion's whelp, and none made them afraid?

Christian Standard Bible
Where is the lions' lair, or the feeding ground of the young lions, where the lion and lioness prowled, and the lion's cub, with nothing to frighten them away?

Contemporary English Version
What happened to this city? They were safer there than powerful lions in a den, with no one to disturb them.

Good News Translation
Where now is the city that was like a den of lions, the place where young lions were fed, where the lion and the lioness would go and their cubs would be safe?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Where is the lions' lair, or the feeding ground of the young lions, where the lion and lioness prowled, and the lion's cub, with nothing to frighten them away?

International Standard Version
Where is this lion's den? Where is the place where the young lions fed, where the lion and its mate walked with their young, the place where they feared nothing?

NET Bible
Where now is the den of the lions, the feeding place of the young lions, where the lion, lioness, and lion cub once prowled and no one disturbed them?

New Heart English Bible
Where is the den of the lions, and the feeding place of the young lions, where the lion and the lioness walked, the lion's cubs, and no one made them afraid?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Where is the lions' den, that feeding place for young lions? Where are the lion, the lioness, and the lion cub who moved about with no one to terrify them?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Where is the den of the lions, Which was the feeding-place of the young lions, Where the lion and the lioness walked, and the lion's whelp, And none made them afraid?

New American Standard 1977
Where is the den of the lions And the feeding place of the young lions, Where the lion, lioness, and lion’s cub prowled, With nothing to disturb them?

Jubilee Bible 2000
What of the dwelling of the lions and of the feeding place of the young lions where the lion and the lioness walked and the lion's whelps, and no one made them afraid?

King James 2000 Bible
Where is the dwelling of the lions, and the feeding place of the young lions, where the lion, even the old lion, walked, and the lion's cub, and none made them afraid?

American King James Version
Where is the dwelling of the lions, and the feeding place of the young lions, where the lion, even the old lion, walked, and the lion's whelp, and none made them afraid?

American Standard Version
Where is the den of the lions, and the feeding-place of the young lions, where the lion and the lioness walked, the lion's whelp, and none made them afraid?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Where is the dwelling-place of the lions, and the pasture that belonged to the whelps? where did the lion go, that the lion's whelp should enter in there, and there was none to scare him away?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Where is now the dwelling of the lions, and the feeding place of the young lions, to which the lion went, to enter in thither, the young lion, and there was none to make them afraid?

Darby Bible Translation
Where is [now] the den of the lions, and the feeding-place of the young lions, where the lion, the lioness, [and] the lion's whelp walked, and none made them afraid?

English Revised Version
Where is the den of the lions, and the feeding place of the young lions, where the lion and the lioness walked, the lion's whelp, and none made them afraid?

Webster's Bible Translation
Where is the dwelling of the lions, and the feeding-place of the young lions, where the lion, even the old lion, walked, and the lion's whelp, and none made them afraid?

World English Bible
Where is the den of the lions, and the feeding place of the young lions, where the lion and the lioness walked, the lion's cubs, and no one made them afraid?

Young's Literal Translation
Where is the habitation of lionesses? And a feeding-place it is for young lions Where walked hath a lion, an old lion, A lion's whelp, and there is none troubling.
Study Bible
The Overthrow of Nineveh
10She is emptied! Yes, she is desolate and laid waste! Hearts melt, knees knock, bodies tremble, and every face grows pale! 11Where is the lions’ lair or the feeding ground of the young lions, where the lion and lioness prowled with their cubs, with nothing to frighten them away? 12The lion mauled enough for its cubs and strangled prey for the lioness. It filled its dens with the kill, and its lairs with mauled prey.…
Cross References
Numbers 23:24
Behold, the people rise like a lioness; they rouse themselves like a lion, not resting until they devour their prey and drink the blood of the slain."

Isaiah 5:29
Their roaring is like that of a lion; they roar like young lions. They growl and seize their prey; they carry it away from deliverance.

Ezekiel 32:2
"Son of man, take up a lament for Pharaoh king of Egypt and say to him: 'You are like a lion among the nations; you are like a monster in the seas. You thrash about in your rivers, churning up the waters with your feet and muddying the streams.'

Micah 5:6
And they will rule the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod with the blade drawn. So He will deliver us when Assyria invades our land, and tramples our citadels.

Nahum 2:12
The lion mauled enough for its cubs and strangled prey for the lioness. It filled its dens with the kill, and its lairs with mauled prey.

Treasury of Scripture

Where is the dwelling of the lions, and the feeding place of the young lions, where the lion, even the old lion, walked, and the lion's whelp, and none made them afraid?

the dwelling.

Nahum 3:1
Woe to the bloody city! it is all full of lies and robbery; the prey departeth not;

Job 4:10,11
The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, and the teeth of the young lions, are broken…

Isaiah 5:29
Their roaring shall be like a lion, they shall roar like young lions: yea, they shall roar, and lay hold of the prey, and shall carry it away safe, and none shall deliver it.

none.

Genesis 49:9
Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?

Isaiah 31:4
For thus hath the LORD spoken unto me, Like as the lion and the young lion roaring on his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them: so shall the LORD of hosts come down to fight for mount Zion, and for the hill thereof.







Lexicon
Where
אַיֵּה֙ (’ay·yêh)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 346: Where?

is the lions’
אֲרָי֔וֹת (’ă·rā·yō·wṯ)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 738: A lion

lair
מְע֣וֹן (mə·‘ō·wn)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4583: An abode, of God, men, animals, a retreat

or the feeding ground
וּמִרְעֶ֥ה (ū·mir·‘eh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4829: Pasture, the haunt of wild animals

of the young lions,
לַכְּפִרִ֑ים (lak·kə·p̄i·rîm)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3715: A village, a young lion

where
אֲשֶׁ֣ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

the lion
אַרְיֵ֨ה (’ar·yêh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 738: A lion

and lioness
לָבִ֥יא (lā·ḇî)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3833: To roar, a lion,

prowled
הָלַךְ֩ (hā·laḵ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

with [their]
אַרְיֵ֖ה (’ar·yêh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 738: A lion

cubs,
גּ֥וּר (gūr)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1482: A cub, of the lion

with nothing
וְאֵ֥ין (wə·’ên)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

to frighten them away?
מַחֲרִֽיד׃ (ma·ḥă·rîḏ)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2729: To shudder with terror, to fear, to hasten
(11-13) The figure of the lion appears so frequently on the Assyrian monuments that we may perhaps suppose it to have been a national scutcheon. The metaphor of the ravening beast is well illustrated by the Assyrian records, wherein the most frequent theme is the levying of gold, silver, brass, oxen, &c., from tributary cities. The "messengers" of Nahum 2:13 are royal heralds and delegates, subordinate agents in this business of extortion.

Verse 11. - The prophet asks, as if in consternation at the complete collapse of the great city - Where is the site of Nineveh? Where is the dwelling (den) of the lions? The lion is a natural symbol of Assyria, both from that animal's cruel, predatory; ravenous habits, and from its use as the chief national emblem. Nergal, the war god, has a winged lion with a man's face as his emblem. See the figure in Rawlinson, 'Anc. Mon.,' 1:173, who adds (p. 308) that the lion is accepted as a true type of the people, blood, ravin, and robbery being their characteristics in the mind of the prophet. The feeding place of the young lions may mean the subject lands whence they took their prey. And the old lion; rather, the lioness. The lion is designated by different names, which may, perhaps, refer to the various satraps and chieftains of the Assyrian kingdom. There are the full-grown male lion, the lioness, the young lion able to seek its own food, and the whelp too young to find its own living. Instead of" the lioness." the LXX., Vulgate, and Syriac, reading differently, give, ταῦεἰσελθεῖν, ut ingrederetur, "that the lion's whelp should enter there." And none made them afraid. They lived in perfect security, without fear or care, irresistible in might (Leviticus 26:6; Micah 4:4; Zephaniah 3:13). 2:11-13 The kings of Assyria had long been terrible and cruel to their neighbours, but the Lord would destroy their power. Many plead as an excuse for rapine and fraud, that they have families to provide for; but what is thus obtained will never do them any good. Those that fear the Lord, and get honestly what they have, shall not want for themselves and theirs. It is just with God to deprive those of children, or of comfort in them, who take sinful courses to enrich them. Those are not worthy to be heard again, that have spoken reproachfully of God. Let us then come to God upon his mercy-seat, that having peace with him through our Lord Jesus Christ, we may know that he is for us, and that all things shall work together for our everlasting good.
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