Nahum 2:8
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English Standard Version
Nineveh is like a pool whose waters run away. “Halt! Halt!” they cry, but none turns back.

King James Bible
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.

American Standard Version
But Nineveh hath been from of old like a pool of water: yet they flee away. Stand, stand, they cry ; but none looketh back.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And as for Ninive, her waters are like a great pool, but the men flee away. They cry: Stand, stand, but there is none that will return back.

English Revised Version
But Nineveh hath been from of old like a pool of water: yet they flee away; Stand, stand, they cry; but none looketh back.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Nahum 2:8 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"Then Jehovah spake to the fish, and it vomited Jonah upon the dry land."

The nature of God's speaking, or commanding, may be inferred from the words ויּקא וגו. Cyril explains the thought correctly thus: The whale is again impelled by a certain divine and secret power of God, being moved to that which seems good to Him." The land upon which Jonah was vomited was, of course, the coast of Palestine, probably the country near Joppa. According to Jonah 2:1, this took place on the third day after he had been swallowed by the fish.

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of old. or, from the days that she hath been.

Genesis 10:11 Out of that land went forth Asshur, and built Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah,

like.

Jeremiah 51:13 O you that dwell on many waters, abundant in treasures, your end is come, and the measure of your covetousness.

Revelation 17:1,15 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying to me, Come here...

Stand.

Nahum 3:17 Your crowned are as the locusts, and your captains as the great grasshoppers, which camp in the hedges in the cold day...

Isaiah 13:14 And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man takes up: they shall every man turn to his own people...

Isaiah 47:13 You are wearied in the multitude of your counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up...

Isaiah 48:20 Go you forth of Babylon, flee you from the Chaldeans, with a voice of singing declare you, tell this...

Jeremiah 50:16 Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him that handles the sickle in the time of harvest...

Jeremiah 51:30 The mighty men of Babylon have declined to fight, they have remained in their holds: their might has failed; they became as women...

look back. or, cause them to turn.

Cross References
Jeremiah 46:5
Why have I seen it? They are dismayed and have turned backward. Their warriors are beaten down and have fled in haste; they look not back-- terror on every side! declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 47:3
At the noise of the stamping of the hoofs of his stallions, at the rushing of his chariots, at the rumbling of their wheels, the fathers look not back to their children, so feeble are their hands,

Nahum 1:1
An oracle concerning Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum of Elkosh.

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