And he will stretch out his hand against the north
and destroy Assyria.
He will make Nineveh a desolation
as dry as the wilderness. Bible see other translations

“Nineveh.” The capital city of Assyria. Assyria was weaker than it was when it destroyed Israel but was defeated in Judah (2 Kings 17:6; 19:35-37). Nevertheless, it was still powerful enough to destroy Judah, and a prophecy that it would be destroyed would be welcome in Judah.

Commentary for: Zephaniah 2:13