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2:13 The real secret of Nineveh’s full and final downfall is revealed. Confrontation with Israel’s almighty covenant God is fatal to the Assyrian Empire.
I am against you. The opposite of the good tidings of salvation, “I will be with you” (Ex. 3:12; Josh. 1:5; Is. 43:2, 5).
messengers. The voices of the Assyrian envoys dictating terms and exacting tribute will be permanently silenced from the face of the earth.