New Living Translation
And the LORD will strike the lands of the north with his fist, destroying the land of Assyria. He will make its great capital, Nineveh, a desolate wasteland, parched like a desert.
King James Bible
And he will stretch out his hand against the north, and destroy Assyria; and will make Nineveh a desolation, and dry like a wilderness.
Darby Bible Translation
And he will stretch out his hand against the north, and destroy Assyria; and will make Nineveh a desolation, a place of drought like the wilderness.
World English Bible
He will stretch out his hand against the north, destroy Assyria, and will make Nineveh a desolation, as dry as the wilderness.
Young's Literal Translation
And He stretcheth His hand against the north, And doth destroy Asshur, And he setteth Nineveh for a desolation, A dry land like a wilderness.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:13 He - God. The north - Assyria, which lay northward of Judea, and due north from Babylon.
"What sorrow awaits Assyria, the rod of my anger. I use it as a club to express my anger.
Therefore, the Lord, the LORD of Heaven's Armies, will send a plague among Assyria's proud troops, and a flaming fire will consume its glory.
I have a plan for the whole earth, a hand of judgment upon all the nations.
Then King Sennacherib of Assyria broke camp and returned to his own land. He went home to his capital of Nineveh and stayed there.
"Hazor will be inhabited by jackals, and it will be desolate forever. No one will live there; no one will inhabit it."
"Get up and go to the great city of Nineveh. Announce my judgment against it because I have seen how wicked its people are."
"Get up and go to the great city of Nineveh, and deliver the message I have given you."
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