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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Nahum 2:8


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    King James Bible - Nahum 2:8

    But Nineveh is of old like a pool of water: yet they shall flee away. Stand, stand, shall they cry; but none shall look back.

    World English Bible

    But Nineveh has been from of old like a
    pool of water, yet they flee away. "Stop! Stop!" they cry, but no one looks back.

    Douay-Rheims - Nahum 2:8

    And as for Ninive, her waters are like a great
    pool, but the men flee away. They cry: Stand, stand, but there is none that will return back.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    But Nineveh is of old like a
    pool of water: yet they shall flee away. Stand, stand, shall they cry; but none shall look back.

    Original Hebrew

    ונינוה
    5210 כברכת 1295 מים 4325 מימי 3117 היא 1931 והמה 1992 נסים 5127 עמדו 5975 עמדו 5975 ואין 369 מפנה׃ 6437

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    VERSE (8) -
    Ge 10:11

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 2:8

    Y fue Nínive de tiempo antiguo como estanque de aguas; mas ellos ahora huyen. Parad, parad gritarán ; y ninguno mira atrás .

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Nahum 2:8

    Verse 8. But
    Nineveh is of old like a pool of water] ymym mimey, from days. Bp. Newcome translates the line thus: "And the waters of Nineveh are a pool of waters." There may be reference here to the fact given in the preceding note, the overflowing of the river by which the city was primarily destroyed.

    Stand, stand] Consternation shall be at its utmost height, the people shall flee in all directions; and though quarter is offered, and they are assured of safety it they remain, yet not one looketh back.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 8. But Nineveh [is] of old like a pool of water , etc.] This was a very ancient city, built by Nimrod, as some say; or rather by Ashur, as appears from ( Genesis 10:10,11) and it was like fish pool, full of people, as it was in the times of Jonah, who for their number may be compared both to water and to fish; and likewise full of wealth and riches, which for their instability may be signified by water also; and moreover, like a pool of standing water, had never been liable to any commotions and disturbances, but had remained from the beginning in a tranquil and prosperous state; besides, some regard may be had in a literal sense to its situation, being watered by the river Tigris, and which was for its profit and defence: so some copies of the Septuagint read the words, “Nineveh is like a pool of water, the waters are her walls:” and the Syriac version is, “Nineveh is as a lake of water, and is among the waters;” (see Na 1:6): yet they shall flee away ; the waters out of the pool, the sluices being opened, or the banks broken down; or the people out of the city, breaches being made in its walls, or its gates opened, and the enemy entering; when everyone would flee for his life, and make his escape in the best manner he could: stand, stand, [shall they cry] ; either the generals and officers of the king of Assyria’s army, to the soldiers running away; or the more courageous inhabitants of the city, to those that were timorous and seized with a panic, fleeing in the utmost consternation; or the enemy, as Kimchi, who shall call to them to stop, promising to spare their lives upon a surrender of them to them: but none shall look back ; and stand to hear what is said unto them, but make the best of their way, and flee with all their might and main.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-10 -
    Nineveh shall not put aside this judgment; there is no counsel of strength against the Lord. God looks upon proud cities, and brings the down. Particular account is given of the terrors wherein the invadin enemy shall appear against Nineveh. The empire of Assyria is represented as a queen, about to be led captive to Babylon. Guilt in the conscience fills men with terror in an evil day; and what wil treasures or glory do for us in times of distress, or in the day of wrath? Yet for such things how many lose their souls!


    Original Hebrew

    ונינוה 5210 כברכת 1295 מים 4325 מימי 3117 היא 1931 והמה 1992 נסים 5127 עמדו 5975 עמדו 5975 ואין 369 מפנה׃ 6437


    CHAPTERS: 1, 2, 3
    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

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