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

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.

Darby Bible Translation
The crack of the whip, and the noise of the rattling of the wheels, and of the prancing horses, and of the 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.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Wo to the bloody city! - Nineveh: the threatenings against which are continued in a strain of invective, astonishing for its richness, variety, and energy. One may hear and see the whip crack, the horses prancing, the wheels rumbling, the chariots bounding after the galloping steeds; the reflection from the drawn and highly polished swords; and the hurled spears, like gashes of lightning, dazzling the eyes; the slain lying in heaps, and horses and chariots stumbling over them! O what a picture, and a true representation of a battle, when one side is broken, and all the cavalry of the conqueror fall in upon them, hewing them down with their swords, and trampling them to pieces under the hoofs of their horses! O! infernal war! Yet sometimes thou art the scourge of the Lord.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Nahum 2:3,4 The shield of his mighty men is made red, the valiant men are in scarlet...

Judges 5:22 Then were the horse hoofs broken by the means of the prancings, the prancings of their mighty ones.

Job 39:22-25 He mocks at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turns he back from the sword...

Isaiah 9:5 For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire.

Jeremiah 47:3 At the noise of the stamping of the hoofs of his strong horses, at the rushing of his chariots, and at the rumbling of his wheels...

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"Nineveh, that Great City"
Among the cities of the ancient world in the days of divided Israel one of the greatest was Nineveh, the capital of the Assyrian realm. Founded on the fertile bank of the Tigris, soon after the dispersion from the tower of Babel, it had flourished through the centuries until it had become "an exceeding great city of three days' journey." Jonah 3:3. In the time of its temporal prosperity Nineveh was a center of crime and wickedness. Inspiration has characterized it as "the bloody city, . . . full
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
Job 39:22
It laughs at fear, afraid of nothing; it does not shy away from the sword.

Jeremiah 47:3
at the sound of the hooves of galloping steeds, at the noise of enemy chariots and the rumble of their wheels. Parents will not turn to help their children; their hands will hang limp.

Nahum 2:3
The shields of the soldiers are red; the warriors are clad in scarlet. The metal on the chariots flashes on the day they are made ready; the spears of juniper are brandished.

Nahum 2:4
The chariots storm through the streets, rushing back and forth through the squares. They look like flaming torches; they dart about like lightning.

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