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Nahum 2:9

    Nahum 2:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Take ye the spoil of silver, take the spoil of gold: for there is none end of the store and glory out of all the pleasant furniture.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Take you the spoil of silver, take the spoil of gold: for there is none end of the store and glory out of all the pleasant furniture.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Take ye the spoil of silver, take the spoil of gold; for there is no end of the store, the glory of all goodly furniture.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Take silver, take gold; for there is no end to the store; take for yourselves a weight of things to be desired.

    Webster's Revision

    Take ye the spoil of silver, take the spoil of gold; for there is no end of the store, the glory of all goodly furniture.

    World English Bible

    Take the spoil of silver. Take the spoil of gold, for there is no end of the store, the glory of all goodly furniture.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Take ye the spoil of silver, take the spoil of gold: for there is none end of the store, the glory of all pleasant furniture.

    Definitions for Nahum 2:9

    Spoil - Booty; prey.

    Clarke's Commentary on Nahum 2:9

    Take ye the spoil - Though the king burnt his treasures, vestments, etc., he could not totally destroy the silver and the gold. Nor did he burn the riches of the city; these fell a prey to the conquerors; and there was no end of the store of glorious garments, and the most costly vessels and furniture.

    Barnes' Notes on Nahum 2:9

    Take ye the spoil of silver, take the spoil of gold - Nineveh had not hearkened of old to the voice of the prophet, but had turned back to sin; it cannot hearken now, for fear. He turns to the spoiler to whom God's judgments assigned her, and who is too ready to hear. The gold and silver, which the last Assyrian King had gathered into the palace which he fired, was mostly removed (the story says, treacherously) to Babylon. Arbaces is said to have borne this and to have removed the residue, to the amount of many talents, to Agbatana, the Median capital . "For there is none end of the store." Nineveh had stored up from her foundation until then, but at last for the spoiler. "When thou shalt cease to spoil, thou shalt be spoiled" Isaiah 33:1. Many "perish and leave their wealth to others" Psalm 49:10. "The wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just" Proverbs 13:22. "And glory out of all the pleasant furniture," (literally as in the margin, "glory out of all vessels of desire") i. e., however large the spoil, it would be but a portion only; yet all their wealth, though more than enough for the enemy and for them, could not save them. Her "glory," was but a "weight" to weigh her down, that she should not rise again Zechariah 5:8; Exodus 15:10. Their wealth brought on the day of calamity, availed not therein, although it could not be drawn dry even by the spoiler. Jerome: "They could not spoil so much as she supplied to be spoiled."

    Wesley's Notes on Nahum 2:9

    2:9 Take - Thus the Chaldeans encourage one another in the plundering of the city.