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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1The fearful and victorious armies of God against Nineveh.
 
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Chapter 2

Verse 1
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.


He that dasheth in pieces
or, The disperser, or, hammer.
Isaiah 14:6; Jeremiah 25:9; 50:23; 51:20-23
keep
3:14,15; 2 Chronicles 25:8; Jeremiah 46:3-10; 51:11,12; Joel 3:9-11

Verse 2
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 branches.
hath
Isaiah 10:5-12; Jeremiah 25:29
excellency of Jacob as the excellency
or, the pride of Jacob as the pride.
Zephaniah 3:11
for
Genesis 49:22,23; Psalms 80:12,13; Jeremiah 49:9; Hosea 10:1

Verse 3
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.
made
Isaiah 63:1-3; Zechariah 1:8; 6:2; Revelation 6:4; 12:3
in scarlet
or, dyed scarlet. flaming. or, fiery. the fir tree.
Isaiah 14:8; Zechariah 11:2

Verse 4
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 the lightnings.
chariots
3:2,3; Isaiah 37:24; 66:15; Jeremiah 4:13; Ezekiel 26:10; Daniel 11:40
they shall seem
Heb. their show.

Verse 5
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.
recount
Isaiah 21:5; Jeremiah 50:29; 51:27,28
worthies
or, gallants. they shall stumble.
3:3; Isaiah 5:27; Jeremiah 46:12
defence
or, covering, or, coverer.

Verse 6
The gates of the rivers shall be opened, and the palace shall be dissolved.
gates
Isaiah 45:1,2
dissolved
or, molten.
2 Peter 3:10,11

Verse 7
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 breasts.
Huzzab
or, that which was established; or, there was a stand made. led away captive. or, discovered. doves.
Isaiah 38:14; 59:11; Luke 23:27,48

Verse 8
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.
of old
or, from the days that she hath been.
Genesis 10:11
like
Jeremiah 51:13; Revelation 17:1,15
Stand
3:17; Isaiah 13:14; 47:13; 48:20; Jeremiah 50:16; 51:30
look back
or, cause them to turn.

Verse 9
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.
ye
Isaiah 33:1,4; Jeremiah 51:56
for there is none end of the store
or, and their infinite store, etc.
12,13
pleasant furniture
Heb. vessels of desire.
2 Chronicles 36:10; Jeremiah 25:34; Ezekiel 26:12; Daniel 11:8; *margins

Verse 10
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 blackness.
She is
Nineveh was taken and utterly ruined by Assuerus, or Cyaxares, king of Media, and Nabuchodonosor, or Nabopolassar, king of Babylon, B.C. 606, or 612. Diodorus, who with others ascribes the taking of it to Arbaces the Mede and Belesis the Babylonian, says that he "dispersed the citizens in the villages, levelled the city with the ground, transferred the gold and silver, of which there were many talents, to Ecbatana the metropolis of the Medes, and this subverted the empire of the Assyrians."
empty
3:7; Genesis 1:2; Isaiah 13:19-22; 14:23; 24:1; 34:10-15; Jeremiah 4:23-26; Jeremiah 51:62; Zephaniah 2:13-15; 3:6; Revelation 18:21-23
the heart
Joshua 2:11; Psalms 22:14; Isaiah 13:7,8
the knees
Daniel 5:6
and much
Isaiah 21:3; Jeremiah 30:6
and the faces
Joel 2:6

Verse 11
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 dwelling
3:1; Job 4:10,11; Isaiah 5:29; Jeremiah 2:15; 4:7; 50:17,44; Ezekiel 19:2-8; Zephaniah 3:3
none
Genesis 49:9; Isaiah 31:4

Verse 12
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.
and filled
Psalms 17:12; Isaiah 10:6-14; Jeremiah 51:34

Verse 13
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.
I am
3:5; Jeremiah 21:13; 50:31; 51:25; Ezekiel 5:8; 26:3; 28:22; 29:3,10; Ezekiel 35:3; 38:3; 39:1
I will burn
Joshua 11:9; 2 Kings 19:23; Psalms 46:9
and the sword
Isaiah 31:8,9; 37:36-38
I will cut
3:1,12; Isaiah 33:1-4; 49:24,25
the voice
2 Kings 18:17,19,27-35; 19:9,23; 2 Chronicles 32:9-16,19


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Nahum 2". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=na&chapter=002>.  

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