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 1 He who scatters has come up against you.

 Guard the fortifications!

 Watch the road!

 Perpare yourselves for battle!

 Summon all your strength!


For Yahweh will restore the majesty of Jacob

 as the majesty of Israel;

 for the plunderers have plundered them

 and ruined their vine branches.


The shield of his mighty men is made red.

 The valiant men are in scarlet.

 The chariots flash with steel

 in the day of his preparation,

 and the pine spears are brandished.


 4 The chariots rage in the streets;

 they rush back and forth in the wide ways;

 their appearance is like torches;

 they run like the lightnings.


 5 He summons his picked troops;

 they stumble on their way;

 they dash to its wall,

 and the protective shield is put in place.


 6 The gates of the rivers are opened,

 and the palace is dissolved.


It is decreed: she is stripped naked,

 she is carried away,

 and her servant girls moan

 as with the voice of doves,

 beating on their breasts.


 8 But Nineveh has been from of old

 like a pool of water,

 yet they flee away.

 “Stop! Stop!” they cry out,

 but no one looks back.


 9 Take the spoil of silver, take the spoil of gold,

 for there is no end of the store,

 the glory of all precious vessels.


 10 She is empty, void, and waste.

 The heart melts,

 the knees knock together,

 their bodies and faces have grown pale.


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?


 12 The lion tore in pieces enough for his cubs,

 and strangled for his lionesses,

 and filled his caves with the kill

 and his dens with prey.


 13 Behold, I am against you,

 says Yahweh of Armies,

 and I will burn her chariots in the smoke,

 and the sword will devour your young lions;

 and I will cut off your prey from the earth,

 and the voice of your messengers

 will no longer be heard.


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