Nahum 3:12
New International Version
All your fortresses are like fig trees with their first ripe fruit; when they are shaken, the figs fall into the mouth of the eater.

New Living Translation
All your fortresses will fall. They will be devoured like the ripe figs that fall into the mouths of those who shake the trees.

English Standard Version
All your fortresses are like fig trees with first-ripe figs— if shaken they fall into the mouth of the eater.

Berean Study Bible
All your fortresses are fig trees with the first ripe figs; when shaken, they fall into the mouth of the eater!

King James Bible
All thy strong holds shall be like fig trees with the firstripe figs: if they be shaken, they shall even fall into the mouth of the eater.

New King James Version
All your strongholds are fig trees with ripened figs: If they are shaken, They fall into the mouth of the eater.

New American Standard Bible
All your fortifications are fig trees with ripe fruit— When shaken, they fall into the eater’s mouth.

NASB 1995
All your fortifications are fig trees with ripe fruit— When shaken, they fall into the eater’s mouth.

NASB 1977
All your fortifications are fig trees with ripe fruit— When shaken, they fall into the eater’s mouth.

Amplified Bible
All your fortresses are [nothing but] fig trees with ripe figs— When shaken they fall into the mouth of the eater.

Christian Standard Bible
All your fortresses are fig trees with figs that ripened first; when shaken, they fall — right into the mouth of the eater!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
All your fortresses are fig trees with figs that ripened first; when shaken, they fall— right into the mouth of the eater!

American Standard Version
All thy fortresses shall be like fig-trees with the first-ripe figs: if they be shaken, they fall into the mouth of the eater.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
All of your fortified cities are the first fruits like figs, which whenever they are ripe they shall fall into the mouth of the eater

Brenton Septuagint Translation
All thy strong-holds are as fig-trees having watchers: if they be shaken, they shall fall into the mouth of the eater.

Contemporary English Version
Your fortresses are fig trees with ripe figs. Merely shake the trees, and fruit will fall into every open mouth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
All 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.

English Revised Version
All thy fortresses shall be like fig trees with the firstripe figs: if they be shaken, they fall into the mouth of the eater.

Good News Translation
All your fortresses will be like fig trees with ripe figs: shake the trees, and the fruit falls right into your mouth!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All your defenses will be like fig trees with the earliest figs. When shaken, the figs fall into the mouth of the eater.

International Standard Version
All your defenses are like fig trees with ripe early fruit— when shaken, it falls right into the devourer's mouth.

JPS Tanakh 1917
All thy fortresses shall be like fig-trees with the first-ripe figs: If they be shaken, they fall into the mouth of the eater.

Literal Standard Version
All your fortresses [are] fig trees with first-fruits, If they are shaken, They have fallen into the mouth of the eater.

NET Bible
All your fortifications will be like fig trees with first-ripe fruit: If they are shaken, their figs will fall into the mouth of the eater!

New Heart English Bible
All your fortresses will be like fig trees with the first-ripe figs: if they are shaken, they fall into the mouth of the eater.

World English Bible
All your fortresses will be like fig trees with the first-ripe figs: if they are shaken, they fall into the mouth of the eater.

Young's Literal Translation
All thy fortresses are fig-trees with first-fruits, If they are shaken, They have fallen into the mouth of the eater.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Judgment Against Nineveh
11You too will become drunk; you will go into hiding and seek refuge from the enemy. 12All your fortresses are fig trees with the first ripe figs; when shaken, they fall into the mouth of the eater! 13Look at your troops—they are like your women! The gates of your land are wide open to your enemies; fire consumes their bars.…

Cross References
Revelation 6:13
and the stars of the sky fell to the earth like unripe figs dropping from a tree shaken by a great wind.

Isaiah 28:4
The fading flower of his beautiful splendor, set on the summit above the fertile valley, will be like a ripe fig before the summer harvest: Whoever sees it will take it in his hand and swallow it.

Jeremiah 24:2
One basket had very good figs, like those that ripen early, but the other basket contained very poor figs, so bad they could not be eaten.


Treasury of Scripture

All your strong holds shall be like fig trees with the first ripe figs: if they be shaken, they shall even fall into the mouth of the eater.

Habakkuk 1:10
And they shall scoff at the kings, and the princes shall be a scorn unto them: they shall deride every strong hold; for they shall heap dust, and take it.

Revelation 6:13
And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.









Verse 12. - Shall be like (are) fig trees with the first ripe figs. The Assyrians' fortresses are as ready for destruction and as easy to destroy as ripe figs are ready to fall from the tree at the least shake of the eater (Isaiah 28. S).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
All
כָּ֨ל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

your fortresses
מִבְצָרַ֔יִךְ (miḇ·ṣā·ra·yiḵ)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 4013: A fortification, castle, fortified city, a defender

are fig trees
תְּאֵנִ֖ים (tə·’ê·nîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 8384: Of foreign derivation, the fig

with
עִם־ (‘im-)
Preposition
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

the first ripe figs;
בִּכּוּרִ֑ים (bik·kū·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1061: The first-fruits of the crop

when
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

shaken,
יִנּ֕וֹעוּ (yin·nō·w·‘ū)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5128: To quiver, wave, waver, tremble, totter

they fall
וְנָפְל֖וּ (wə·nā·p̄ə·lū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 5307: To fall, lie

into
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the mouth
פִּ֥י (pî)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

of the eater!
אוֹכֵֽל׃ (’ō·w·ḵêl)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 398: To eat


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