10 (A)Desolate! Desolation and ruin!
    (B)Hearts melt and (C)knees tremble;
(D)anguish is in all loins;
    (E)all faces grow pale!
11 Where is the lions' den,
    the feeding place of (F)the young lions,
where the lion and lioness went,
    where his cubs were, with (G)none to disturb?
12 (H)The lion tore enough for his cubs
    and (I)strangled prey for his lionesses;
he filled his caves with prey
    and his dens with torn flesh.

13 (J)Behold, I am against you, declares the Lord of hosts, and (K)I will burn your[a] chariots in smoke, and the sword shall devour your young lions. I will cut off your prey from the earth, and (L)the voice of your messengers shall no longer be heard.

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  1. Nahum 2:13 Hebrew her

10 She is empty, desolate, and waste!
The heart melts, and the knees shake;
Much pain is in every side,
And all their faces [a]are drained of color.

11 Where is the dwelling of the (A)lions,
And the feeding place of the young lions,
Where the lion walked, the lioness and lion’s cub,
And no one made them afraid?
12 The lion tore in pieces enough for his cubs,
[b]Killed for his lionesses,
(B)Filled his caves with prey,
And his dens with [c]flesh.

13 “Behold, (C)I am against you,” says the Lord of hosts, “I will burn [d]your chariots in smoke, and the sword shall devour your young lions; I will cut off your prey from the earth, and the voice of your (D)messengers shall be heard no more.”

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Footnotes

  1. Nahum 2:10 LXX, Tg., Vg. gather blackness; Joel 2:6
  2. Nahum 2:12 Lit. Strangled
  3. Nahum 2:12 Torn flesh
  4. Nahum 2:13 Lit. her