Nahum 3:13
Good News Translation
Your soldiers are helpless, and your country stands defenseless before your enemies. Fire will destroy the bars across your gates.

Contemporary English Version
Your army is weak. Fire has destroyed the crossbars on your city gates; now they stand wide open to your enemy.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold thy people in the midst of thee are women: the gates of thy land shall be set wide open to thy enemies, the fire shall devour thy bars.

New American Bible
Indeed your troops are women in your midst; To your foes are open wide the gates of your land, fire has consumed their bars.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Behold thy people in the midst of thee are women: the gates of thy land shall be set wide open to thy enemies, the fire shall devour thy bars.

thy people.

Isaiah 19:16 In that day Egypt shall be like unto women, and they shall be amazed, and afraid, because of the moving of the hand of the Lord of hosts, which he shall move over it.

Jeremiah 50:37 A sword upon their horses, and upon their chariots, and upon all the people that are in the midst of her: and they shall become as women: a sword upon her treasures, and they shall be made a spoil.

Jeremiah 51:30 The valiant men of Babylon have forborne to fight, they have dwelt in holds: their strength hath failed, and they are become as women: her dwelling places are burnt, her bars are broken.

the gates.

Nahum 2:6 The gates of the rivers are opened, and the temple is thrown down to the ground.

Psalm 107:16 Because he hath broken gates of brass, and burst iron bars.

Isaiah 45:1,2 Thus saith the Lord to my anointed Cyrus, whose right hand I have taken hold of, to subdue nations before his face, and to turn the backs of kings, and to open the doors before him, and the gates shall not be shut. . . .

thy bars.

Psalm 147:13 Because he hath strengthened the bolts of thy gates, he hath blessed thy children within thee.

Jeremiah 51:30 The valiant men of Babylon have forborne to fight, they have dwelt in holds: their strength hath failed, and they are become as women: her dwelling places are burnt, her bars are broken.

Context
Judgment Against Nineveh
12All thy strong holds shall be like fig trees with their green figs: if they be shaken, they shall fall into the mouth of the eater. 13Behold thy people in the midst of thee are women: the gates of thy land shall be set wide open to thy enemies, the fire shall devour thy bars.14Draw thee water for the siege, build up thy bulwarks: go into the clay, and tread, work it and make brick.…
Cross References
Isaiah 19:16
In that day Egypt shall be like unto women, and they shall be amazed, and afraid, because of the moving of the hand of the Lord of hosts, which he shall move over it.

Isaiah 45:1
Thus saith the Lord to my anointed Cyrus, whose right hand I have taken hold of, to subdue nations before his face, and to turn the backs of kings, and to open the doors before him, and the gates shall not be shut.

Isaiah 45:2
I will go before thee, and will humble the great ones of the earth: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and will burst the bars of iron.

Jeremiah 50:36
A sword upon her diviners, and they shall be foolish: a sword upon her valiant ones, and they shall be dismayed.

Jeremiah 50:37
A sword upon their horses, and upon their chariots, and upon all the people that are in the midst of her: and they shall become as women: a sword upon her treasures, and they shall be made a spoil.

Jeremiah 51:30
The valiant men of Babylon have forborne to fight, they have dwelt in holds: their strength hath failed, and they are become as women: her dwelling places are burnt, her bars are broken.

Nahum 2:6
The gates of the rivers are opened, and the temple is thrown down to the ground.

Nahum 3:15
There shall the fire devour thee: thou shalt perish by the sword, it shall devour thee like the bruchus: assemble together like the bruchus, make thyself many like the locust.

Additional Translations
Behold, your troops are like your women; the gates of your land are wide open to your enemies; fire consumes their bars.Behold, your people in the middle of you are women: the gates of your land shall be set wide open to your enemies: the fire shall devour your bars.

Behold, thy people in the midst of thee are women; the gates of thy land are set wide open unto thine enemies: the fire hath devoured thy bars.

Behold, thy people within thee are as women: the gates of thy land shall surely be opened to thine enemies: the fire shall devour thy bars.

Behold, thy people in the midst of thee are [as] women: the gates of thy land are set wide open unto thine enemies; the fire devoureth thy bars.

Behold, thy people in the midst of thee are women; the gates of thy land are set wide open unto thine enemies: the fire hath devoured thy bars.

Behold, thy people in the midst of thee are women: the gates of thy land shall be set wide open to thy enemies: the fire shall devour thy bars.

Behold, your troops in your midst are women. The gates of your land are set wide open to your enemies. The fire has devoured your bars.

Lo, thy people are women in thy midst, To thine enemies thoroughly opened Have been the gates of thy land, Consumed hath fire thy bars.
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