2 ||He that dasheth in pieces is come up before thy face:
cKeep the munition, dwatch the way, make thy loins strong, fortify thy power mightily.
2 ddFor the Lord hath turned away ||ethe excellency of Jacob,
As the excellency of Israel:
For gthe emptiers have emptied them out,
And hmarred their vine branches.
3 The shield of his mighty men is imade red,
The valiant men are ||kin scarlet:
The chariots shall be with ||flaming ltorches in the day of his preparation,
And the fir trees shall be mterribly shaken.
4 nThe chariots shall nnrage in the streets,
They shall ojustle one against another in the broad ways:
†They shall seem like torches,
They shall orun like the lightnings.
5 He shall recount his ||worthies:
pThey shall stumble in their walk;
They shall make haste to the wall thereof,
And the †defence shall be prepared.
6 rThe gates of the rivers shall be opened,
And the palace shall be ||sdissolved.
7 And ||uHuzzab shall be ||vled away captive, she shall be brought up,
And her maids shall lead her as with the voice of wdoves,
xTabering upon their breasts.
8 But yNineveh is ||of old like za pool of water:
Yet athey shall flee away.
Stand, stand, bshall they cry; but none shall ||clook back.
9 Take ye the spoil of silver, take the spoil of gold:
||For there is none end of dthe store and glory out of all the †pleasant furniture.
10 eShe is empty, and void, and fwaste:
And gthe heart melteth, and hthe knees smite together,
And himuch pain is in all loins,
And kthe faces of them all gather blackness.
11 Where is the dwelling of lthe lions,
And the feedingplace of the lmyoung lions,
Where lnthe lion, even lmnthe old lion, walked,
And lnthe lion’s whelp, and onone made them afraid?
12 lpThe lion did tear in pieces enough qfor his whelps,
And strangled for his rlionesses,
And pfilled his holes swith prey,
And his dens with ravin.
13 tBehold, I am against thee, saith the Lord of hosts,
And uI will burn her chariots in the smoke,
And the sword shall devour lthy young lions:
And I will cut off sthy prey from the earth,
And the voice of vthy messengers shall no more be heard.
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