SEV Biblia, Chapter 2:13 He aquí, Yo hablo a ti, dice el SEÑOR de los ejércitos. Encenderé y reduciré a humo tus carros, y espada devorará tus leoncillos; y raeré de la tierra tu robo, y nunca más se oirá voz de tus embajadores.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Nahum 2:13 Verse 13. Behold, I am against thee] Assyria, and Nineveh its capital. I will deal with you as you have dealt with others.
The voice of thy messenyers] Announcing thy splendid victories, and the vast spoils taken-shall no more be heard- thou and thy riches, and ill-got spoils, shall perish together.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 13. Behold, I [am] against thee, saith the Lord of hosts , etc.] Against Nineveh, and the whole Assyrian empire, for such rapine, violence, and oppression, their kings had been guilty of; and if he, who is the Lord of hosts, of all the armies of heaven and earth, was against them, nothing but ruin must inevitably ensue: or, “I come unto thee” f66 ; or will shortly come unto thee, and reckon with thee for all this; will visit thee in a way of wrath and vengeance. The Targum is, “behold, I will send my fury upon thee:” and I will burn her chariots in the smoke ; either those in which the inhabitants of Nineveh rode in great splendour about the city; or those which were used in war with their enemies; and this he would do “in the smoke”; or, “unto smoke”, as the Vulgate Latin version; or, “into smoke”, as the Syriac f67 ; easily, quickly, at once, suddenly, so that they should evaporate into smoke, and be no more; or, with fire, as the Targum; that is, as Kimchi interprets it, with a great fire, whose smoke is seen afar off; and may be figuratively understood of the smoke of divine wrath, as Aben Ezra explains it: and the sword shall devour thy young lions ; the swords of the Medes and Chaldeans shall destroy the princes, the sons of their king. The Targum interprets this of towns or villages destroyed thereby: and I will cut thy prey from the earth ; cut them off that they should no more prey upon their neighbours; and what they had got should be taken away from them, and be of no use to them: and the voice of thy messengers shall no more be heard ; in foreign courts, demanding homage and subjection; exacting and collecting tribute; blaspheming the God of heaven, and menacing his people, as Rabshakeh, a messenger of one of these kings, did; and which is mentioned by most of the Jewish commentators as being then a recent thing. Some render it, “the voice”, or “noise of thy jaw teeth” f68 ; alluding to the lion’s breaking the bones of its prey, which is done with a great noise; signifying that such cruelty and oppression the Assyrians had been guilty of should be used no more; or rather, as R. Judah ben Balaam observes, as it signifies the noise of the teeth devouring the prey, it is as if it was said, I will cut off thy prey from the earth; and Ben Melech says that, in the Persian language, grinding stones are expressed by this word, and teeth are called grinders; (see Ecclesiastes 12:3).
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 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 a 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 fea 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 enric them. Those are not worthy to be heard again, that have spoke reproachfully of God. Let us then come to God upon his mercy-seat, tha having peace with him through our Lord Jesus Christ, we may know tha he is for us, and that all things shall work together for ou everlasting good __________________________________________________________________
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