24 The people rise like a lioness;(A)
    they rouse themselves like a lion(B)
that does not rest till it devours its prey
    and drinks the blood(C) of its victims.”

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24 Behold, the people shall rise up as a great lion, and lift up himself as a young lion: he shall not lie down until he eat of the prey, and drink the blood of the slain.

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27 “Then tell them, ‘This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Drink, get drunk(A) and vomit, and fall to rise no more because of the sword(B) I will send among you.’

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27 Therefore thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Drink ye, and be drunken, and spue, and fall, and rise no more, because of the sword which I will send among you.

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10 They will be entangled among thorns(A)
    and drunk(B) from their wine;
    they will be consumed like dry stubble.[a](C)

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Footnotes

  1. Nahum 1:10 The meaning of the Hebrew for this verse is uncertain.

10 For while they be folden together as thorns, and while they are drunken as drunkards, they shall be devoured as stubble fully dry.

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11 You too will become drunk;(A)
    you will go into hiding(B)
    and seek refuge from the enemy.

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11 Thou also shalt be drunken: thou shalt be hid, thou also shalt seek strength because of the enemy.

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for they have shed the blood of your holy people and your prophets,(A)
    and you have given them blood to drink(B) as they deserve.”

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For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.

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