The fearful and victorious armies of God against Nineveh.
Nahum 2:1 The scaterer shall come vp agaynst the, & laye sege to the castell. Loke thou well to þe stretes, make thy loynes stronge, arme thy self with all thy myght: Nahum 2:2 for the Lord shal restore againe the glory of Iacob, lyke as the glory of Israel. The destroyers haue broken them downe, & marred þe wyne braunches. Nahum 2:3 The shilde of his gyauntes glystereth, hys men of warre are clothed in purple. His charettes are as fyre, when he maketh him forward, & his spere shaftes are soked in venim Nahum 2:4 The charettes rolle vpon þe stretes, & welter in þe hye wayes. They are to loke vpon lyke cressettes of fyre, & go swyftly, as þe lyghteninge. Nahum 2:5 When he doth but warne his giauntes, they fall in their araye, & hastely they clymme vp the walles: yee, the engins of þe warre are prepared all ready. Nahum 2:6 The water portes shall be opened, and the kynges palace shall fall. Nahum 2:7 The quene her selfe shall be led awaye captiue, and her gentyl wemen shal mourne as the doues, & grone within their hertes. Nahum 2:8 Niniue is like a pole full of water, but then shal they be fayne to fle. Stand, stande, (shal they crie) & there shall not one turne backe. Nahum 2:9 Awaye wt the syluer, awaye with the golde for here is no ende of treasure. There shalbe a multitude of all maner of costly ornamentes Nahum 2:10 Thus must she be spoyled, emptied & clene striped out: that their hertes may be melted awaye, their knees tremble, all their loynes be weake, & their faces blacke as a pot. Nahum 2:11 Where is now the dwellyng of the lyons, & the pasture of þe lyons whelpes? where the lyon & the lyonesse went wt the whelpes, & no man frayed them awaye? Nahum 2:12 But þe lyon spoyled ynough for hys yonge ones, & deuoured for his lyonesse: he filled his dennes wt his praye, & his dwelling place wt that he had rauished. Nahum 2:13 Beholde, I will vpon the, sayeth the Lord of hostes, and will set fyre vpon thy charettes þt they shall smoke with all, & the swerde shal deuoure þe yonge lyons. I will make an ende of thy spoyling from out of þe earth, & þe voyce of thy messaungers shall nomore be herde.