He that dasheth in pieces is come up before thy face: keep the munition,
watch the way, make thy loins strong, fortify thy power mightily.||
For the LORD hath turned away the excellency of Jacob, as the excellency
of Israel: for the emptiers have emptied them out, and marred their vine
The shield of his mighty men is made red, the valiant men are in scarlet:
the chariots shall be with flaming torches in the day of his preparation,
and the fir trees shall be terribly shaken.||
The chariots shall rage in the streets, they shall justle one against
another in the broad ways: they shall seem like torches, they shall run like
He shall recount his worthies: they shall stumble in their walk; they
shall make haste to the wall thereof, and the defence shall be prepared.||
The gates of the rivers shall be opened, and the palace shall be
And Huzzab shall be led away captive, she shall be brought up, and her
maids shall lead her as with the voice of doves, tabering upon their
But Nineveh is of old like a pool of water: yet they shall flee away.
Stand, stand, shall they cry; but none shall look back.||
Take ye the spoil of silver, take the spoil of gold: for there is none end
of the store and glory out of all the pleasant furniture.||
(2:9) "Take ye the spoil of silver, take the spoil of gold."|
God encourages stealing from the people of Nineveh.
Is it okay to steal?
"Knees smite together, and much pain is in all loins."
She is empty, and void, and waste: and the heart melteth, and the knees smite
together, and much pain is in all loins, and the faces of them all gather
Where is the dwelling of the lions, and the feedingplace of the young
lions, where the lion, even the old lion, walked, and the lion's whelp, and
none made them afraid?
The lion did tear in pieces enough for his whelps, and strangled for his
lionesses, and filled his holes with prey, and his dens with ravin.||
(2:13) "Behold, I am against thee, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will burn her
God will burn chariots and devour the young lions with a sword.
Behold, I am against thee, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will burn her
chariots in the smoke, and the sword shall devour thy young lions: and I
will cut off thy prey from the earth, and the voice of thy messengers shall
no more be heard.