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Nineveh overthrown


2:1 He that scatters abroad has left your face: keep the strong hold, Look out at the road, gird your loins, gather much courage.
2:2 Because YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
has returned the pride of Jacobיַעֲקֹב
(/ˈdʒeɪkəb/; Modern: Yaʿaqōv (help·info), Tiberian: Yaʿăqōḇ; Arabic: يَعْقُوب, romanized: Yaʿqūb; Greek: Ἰακώβ, romanized: Iakṓb) the name Yaʿaqōv יעקב is derived from ʿaqev עָקֵב “heel”, as Jacob was born grasping the heel of his twin brother Esau. (later called Israel) for more info click here
, like the pride of Israel: for the plunderers have plundered them , and destroyed their vine branches.
2:3 The shield of his warriors have become reddened, his soldiers are colored scarlet: the chariots [glisten] with flaming torches on the day he is prepared, and the cypress trees will be terribly shaken.
2:4 The chariots will rage in the streets, they will bang one against another in the plazas: They will seem like torches, they will dart around like lightning.
2:5 He will remember his mighty men: but they will stumble as they walk; they will hurry to [defend] its wall, and the defense will be prepared.
2:6 The gates of the rivers will be opened, and the palace will be melted.
2:7 the queen will be led away captive, she will be brought up, and her maids mourning like the voice of doves, beating on their hearts.
2:8 But Nineveh had been like a pool of [still] water from her olds days: but they will flee away. Stop!, stop!, they’ll cry; but no one pays attention.
2:9 Y
a’ll take the plunder of silver, take the plunder of gold: because there is no limit of the store. To sweep clean every precious  vessel!.
2:10 She is emptied, and breached: and her heart is melted, and
knocking knees , and pain in all loins, and the faces of them all have gathered blackness.
2:11 Where [is] the lion’s den, the feeding place of the young lions, where the lion, the great lion, , and the lion’s cub
walked, and none made them afraid?
2:12 The lion tears in pieces to provide for his cubs, and choking [prey] for his lionesses, and has filled his lairs [with] prey, and his dens [with] torn carcasses.
2:13 See, I [am] against you, says YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
of hosts, and I will burn her chariots in the smoke, and the sword will devour your young cubs: And I will eliminate your prey from the earth, and the voice of your messengers won’t be heard anymore.

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