2 oThe scatterer has come up against you.
pMan the ramparts;
dress for battle;1
2 For qthe Lord is restoring the majesty of Jacob
and rruined their branches.
shis soldiers are clothed in scarlet.
4 tThe chariots race madly through the streets;
5 He remembers uhis officers;
vthey stumble as they go,
the siege tower2 is set up.
6 wThe river gates are opened;
the palace xmelts away;
her slave girls zlamenting,
8 bNineveh is like a pool
whose waters run away.5
but cnone turns back.
10 dDesolate! Desolation and ruin!
ganguish is in all loins;
hall faces grow pale!
the feeding place of ithe young lions,
where his cubs were, with jnone to disturb?
12 kThe lion tore enough for his cubs
and lstrangled prey for his lionesses;
13 mBehold, I am against you, declares the Lord of hosts, and nI will burn your6 chariots in smoke, and the sword shall devour your young lions. I will cut off your prey from the earth, and othe voice of your messengers shall no longer be heard.