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Nahum 3:2

    Nahum 3:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The noise of the whip, and the noise of thundering wheels; horses rushing and war-carriages jumping,

    Webster's Revision

    The noise of the whip, and the noise of the rattling of wheels, and 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,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Barnes' Notes on Nahum 3:2

    The noise (literally, "voice") of the whip - There is cry against cry; the voice of the enemy, brought upon them through the voice of the oppressed. Blood hath a voice which crieth Genesis 4:10 to heaven; its echo or counterpart, as it were, is the cry of the destroyer. All is urged on with terrific speed. The chariot-wheels quiver in the rapid onset; the chariots bound, like living things; the earth echoes with the whirling swiftness of the speed of the cavalry. The prophet within, with the inward ear and eye which hears "the mysteries of the Kingdom of God" Matthew 13:11, Matthew 13:16 and sees things to come, as they shall come upon the wicked, sees and hears the scourge coming, with The words in Hebrew are purposely chosen with rough "r" sounds: רעשׁ ra‛ash, דהר dâhar, מרקדה meraqēdâh, a great noise, impetuously; and so describes it as present. Wars and rumors of wars are among the signs of the Day of Judgment. The "scourge," though literally relating to the vehement onset of the enemy, suggests to the thoughts, the scourges of Almighty God, wherewith He chastens the penitent, punishes the impenitent; the wheel, the swift changes of man's condition in the rolling-on of time. "O God, make them like a rolling thing" Psalm 83:14.