Nahum 3:2
New International Version
The crack of whips, the clatter of wheels, galloping horses and jolting chariots!

New Living Translation
Hear the crack of whips, the rumble of wheels! Horses’ hooves pound, and chariots clatter wildly.

English Standard Version
The crack of the whip, and rumble of the wheel, galloping horse and bounding chariot!

Berean Study Bible
The crack of the whip, the rumble of the wheel, galloping horse and bounding chariot!

King James Bible
The noise of a whip, and the noise of the rattling of the wheels, and of the pransing horses, and of the jumping chariots.

New King James Version
The noise of a whip And the noise of rattling wheels, Of galloping horses, Of clattering chariots!

New American Standard Bible
The sound of the whip, The sound of the roar of the wheel, Galloping horses And bounding chariots!

NASB 1995
The noise of the whip, The noise of the rattling of the wheel, Galloping horses And bounding chariots!

NASB 1977
The noise of the whip, The noise of the rattling of the wheel, Galloping horses, And bounding chariots!

Amplified Bible
The noise of the [cracking of the] whip, The noise of the rattling of the wheel, Galloping horses And rumbling and bounding chariots [in the assault of Nineveh]!

Christian Standard Bible
The crack of the whip and rumble of the wheel, galloping horse and jolting chariot!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The crack of the whip and rumble of the wheel, galloping horse and jolting chariot!

American Standard Version
The noise of the whip, and the noise of the rattling of wheels, and prancing horses, and bounding chariots,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The sound of the whip and the sound of shaking of wheels, the horse snorting and shaking chariots

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The noise of whips, and the noise of the rumbling of wheels, and of the pursuing horse, and of the bounding chariot,

Contemporary English Version
here is your fate--cracking whips, churning wheels; galloping horses, roaring chariots;

Douay-Rheims Bible
The noise of the whip, and the noise of the rattling of the wheels, and of the neighing horse, and of the running chariot, and of the horsemen coming up,

English Revised Version
The noise of the whip, and the noise of the rattling of wheels; and pransing horses, and jumping chariots;

Good News Translation
Listen! The crack of the whip, the rattle of wheels, the gallop of horses, the jolting of chariots!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The sound of the whip! The sound of rattling wheels! Horses gallop! Chariots bounce along!

International Standard Version
The crack of whips and the clamor of wheels! The galloping horses and the bounding chariots!

JPS Tanakh 1917
Hark! the whip, and hark! the rattling of the wheels; And prancing horses, and bounding chariots;

Literal Standard Version
The sound of a whip, And the sound of the rattling of a wheel, And of a prancing horse, and of a bounding chariot, Of a horseman mounting.

NET Bible
The chariot drivers will crack their whips; the chariot wheels will shake the ground; the chariot horses will gallop; the war chariots will bolt forward!

New Heart English Bible
The noise of the whip, the noise of the rattling of wheels, prancing horses, and bounding chariots,

World English Bible
The noise of the whip, the noise of the rattling of wheels, prancing horses, and bounding chariots,

Young's Literal Translation
The sound of a whip, And the sound of the rattling of a wheel, And of a prancing horse, and of a bounding chariot, Of a horseman mounting.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Judgment Against Nineveh
1Woe to the city of blood, full of lies, full of plunder, never without prey. 2The crack of the whip, the rumble of the wheel, galloping horse and bounding chariot! 3Charging horseman, flashing sword, shining spear; heaps of slain, mounds of corpses, dead bodies without end—they stumble over their dead—…

Cross References
Job 39:22
He laughs at fear, frightened of nothing; he does not turn back from the sword.

Jeremiah 47:3
at the sound of the galloping hooves of stallions, the rumbling of chariots, and the clatter of their wheels. The fathers will not turn back for their sons; their hands will hang limp.

Nahum 2:3
The shields of his mighty men are red; the valiant warriors are dressed in scarlet. The fittings of the chariots flash like fire on the day they are prepared, and the spears of cypress have been brandished.

Nahum 2:4
The chariots dash through the streets; they rush around the plazas, appearing like torches, darting about like lightning.


Treasury of Scripture

The noise of a whip, and the noise of the rattling of the wheels, and of the prancing horses, and of the jumping chariots.

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Nahum 2:3,4
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…

Judges 5:22
Then were the horsehoofs broken by the means of the pransings, the pransings of their mighty ones.

Job 39:22-25
He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back from the sword…









(2) The noise of . . .--Better, Hark to the whip, and hark to the rattling of the wheel, and the horse galloping, and the chariot bounding. The entry of the victorious besiegers is here described.

Verse 2. - The noise of a whip. The prophet describes the advance of the investing army. He hears the cracking of the whips of the charioteers, and the rattling of the wheels of the chariots, and the galloping horses, and the chariots bounding over the plain. Probably all the expressions in this verso refer to chariots and to horses yoked to them, which varied in number from one to three. The whip was a simple thong attached to a short handle. Comp. Virg., 'Georg.,' 3:106, etc. -

"... illi instant verbere torto
Et proni dant lora, volat vi fervidus axis;
Jamque humiles, jamque elati sublime videntur
Aera per vacuum ferri, atque adsurgere in auras."


Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The crack
ק֣וֹל (qō·wl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6963: A voice, sound

of the whip,
שׁ֔וֹט (šō·wṭ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7752: A scourge, whip

the rumble
וְק֖וֹל (wə·qō·wl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6963: A voice, sound

of the wheel,
אוֹפָ֑ן (’ō·w·p̄ān)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 212: A wheel

galloping
דֹּהֵ֔ר (dō·hêr)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 1725: To curvet, move irregularly

horse
וְס֣וּס (wə·sūs)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5483: A swallow, swift (type of bird)

and bounding
מְרַקֵּדָֽה׃ (mə·raq·qê·ḏāh)
Verb - Piel - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's 7540: To stamp, to spring about

chariot!
וּמֶרְכָּבָ֖ה (ū·mer·kā·ḇāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4818: A chariot


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