Zephaniah 2:13
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New International Version
He will stretch out his hand against the north and destroy Assyria, leaving Nineveh utterly desolate and dry as the desert.

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

Darby Bible Translation
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.

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

Young's Literal Translation
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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He will - destroy Assyria - He will overthrow the empire, and Nineveh, their metropolitan city. See on Jonah and Nahum.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

he will.

Psalm 83:8,9 Assur also is joined with them: they have helped the children of Lot. Selah...

Isaiah 10:12,16 Why it shall come to pass, that when the Lord has performed his whole work on mount Zion and on Jerusalem...

Isaiah 11:11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people...

Ezekiel 31:3-18 Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature...

will make.

Nahum 1:1 The burden of Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.

Nahum 2:10,11 She is empty, and void, and waste: and the heart melts, and the knees smite together, and much pain is in all loins...

Nahum 3:7,15,18,19 And it shall come to pass, that all they that look on you shall flee from you, and say, Nineveh is laid waste: who will bemoan her...

Zechariah 10:10,11 I will bring them again also out of the land of Egypt, and gather them out of Assyria...

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Caesarea. Strato's Tower.
The Arabian interpreter thinks the first name of this city was Hazor, Joshua 11:1. The Jews, Ekron, Zephaniah 2:4. "R. Abhu saith," (he was of Caesarea,) "Ekron shall be rooted out"; this is Caesarea, the daughter of Edom, which is situated among things profane. She was a goad, sticking in Israel, in the days of the Grecians. But when the kingdom of the Asmonean family prevailed, it overcame her, &c. R. Josi Bar Chaninah saith, What is that that is written, 'And Ekron shall be as a Jebusite?' (Zech
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Cross References
Isaiah 10:5
"Woe to the Assyrian, the rod of my anger, in whose hand is the club of my wrath!

Isaiah 10:16
Therefore, the Lord, the LORD Almighty, will send a wasting disease upon his sturdy warriors; under his pomp a fire will be kindled like a blazing flame.

Isaiah 14:26
This is the plan determined for the whole world; this is the hand stretched out over all nations.

Isaiah 37:37
So Sennacherib king of Assyria broke camp and withdrew. He returned to Nineveh and stayed there.

Jeremiah 49:33
"Hazor will become a haunt of jackals, a desolate place forever. No one will live there; no people will dwell in it."

Jonah 1:2
"Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me."

Jonah 3:2
"Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you."

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