New Amharic Standard Version

ናሆም 2:1-13

የነነዌ አወዳደቅ

1ነነዌ ሆይ፤ አጥቂ መጥቶብሻል፤

ምሽግሽን ጠብቂ፤

መንገድሽን ሰልዪ፤

ወገብሽን ታጠቂ፤

ኀይልሽን ሁሉ አሰባስቢ።

2አጥፊዎች ባድማ ቢያደርጓቸውም፣

የወይን ተክል ቦታቸውን ቢያጠፉባቸውም፣

እንደ እስራኤል ክብር ሁሉ፣

እግዚአብሔር የያዕቆብንም ክብር ይመልሳል።

3የወታደሮቹ ጋሻ ቀይ ነው፤

ተዋጊዎቹ ቀይ ልብስ ለብሰዋል፤

ዝግጁ በሆኑበት ቀን፣

የሠረገሎቹ ብረት ያብረቀርቃል፤

የጦሩ ዘንግ ይወዛወዛል2፥3 የዕብራይስጡ ትርጒም ከዚህ ጋር ይስማማል፤ የሰብዓ ሊቃናቱና የሱርስቱ ቅጆች ግን ፈረሰኞች ይፈጥናሉ ይላሉ።

4ሠረገሎች በአደባባይ ወዲያ ወዲህ ይከንፋሉ፤

በመንገዶችም ላይ ይርመሰመሳሉ፤

የሚንበለበል ፋና ይመስላሉ፤

እንደ መብረቅም ይወረወራሉ።

5ምርጥ ተዋጊዎቹን ይጠራል፤

ዳሩ ግን መንገድ ላይ ይሰናከላሉ፤

ወደ ከተማዪቱ ቅጥር ይሮጣሉ፤

መከላከያ ጋሻውም በቦታው አለ።

6የወንዙ በር ወለል ብሎ ተከፈተ፤

ቤተ መንግሥቱም ወደቀ።

7ከተማዪቱ መማረኳና መወሰዷ እንደማይቀር፣

አስቀድሞ ተነግሮአል2፥7 የዕብራይስጡ ቃል ትርጒም በትክክል አይታወቅም።

ሴቶች ባሪያዎቿ እንደ ርግብ ያለቅሳሉ፤

ደረታቸውንም ይደቃሉ።

8ነነዌ እንደ ኵሬ ናት፤

ውሃዋም ይደርቃል፤

“ቁም! ቁም!” ብለው ይጮኻሉ፤

ነገር ግን ወደ ኋላ የሚመለስ የለም።

9ብሩን ዝረፉ፤

ወርቁን ንጠቍ፤

በየግምጃ ቤቱ ያለው፤

የተከማቸውም ሀብት ስፍር ቍጥር የለውም።

10ተበዝብዛለች፤ ተዘርፋለች፤ ተራቍታለች።

ልብ ቀልጦአል፤ ጒልበት ተብረክርኮአል፤

ሰውነት ተንቀጥቅጦአል፤ ፊት ሁሉ ገርጥቶአል።

11አሁን ታዲያ የአንበሶቹ ዋሻ፣

ደቦሎቻቸውን ያበሉበት

ወንዱና ሴቷ አንበሳ የሄዱበት፣

ግልገሎችም ሳይፈሩ የተሰማሩበት ቦታ ወዴት ነው?

12አንበሳው ለግልገሎቹ የሚበቃውን ያህል ገደለ፤

ለእንስቶቹም ዐንቆ ገደለላቸው፤

የገደለውን በማረፊያ ቦታው፣

የነጠቀውንም በዋሻው ሞልቶታል።

13የሰራዊት ጌታ እግዚአብሔር እንዲህ ይላል፤

“በእናንተ ላይ ተነሥቼባችኋለሁ፤

ሠረገሎቻችሁን አቃጥዬ አጨሳለሁ፤

ደቦል አንበሶቻችሁን ሰይፍ ይበላል፤

የምትበሉትን በምድር ላይ አልተውላችሁም፤

የመልእክተኞቻችሁም ድምፅ፣

ከእንግዲህ ወዲያ አይሰማም።”

New International Reader’s Version

Nahum 2:1-13

The Lord Will Destroy Nineveh

1Nineveh, armies are coming to attack you.

Guard the forts!

Watch the roads!

Get ready!

Gather all your strength!

2Assyria once took everything of value from God’s people.

Its army destroyed all their vines.

But the Lord will bring back

the glory of Jacob’s people.

He’ll make Israel glorious again.

3The shields of the soldiers are red.

The warriors are dressed in bright red uniforms.

The metal on their chariots flashes

when they are prepared for war.

Their spears made out of juniper are ready to use.

4The chariots race through the main streets.

They rush back and forth through them.

They look like flaming torches.

They dart around like lightning.

5Nineveh sends for their special troops.

But they trip and fall on their way.

They run toward the city wall.

They keep their shield in front of them.

6The attackers open the gates that hold back

the waters of the river.

And the palace falls down.

7The attackers order that Nineveh’s people

be taken away as prisoners.

The female slaves sound like doves as they mourn.

They beat their chests.

8Nineveh is like a pool

whose water is draining away.

“Stop running away!” someone cries out.

But no one turns back.

9“Steal the silver!” the attackers shout.

“Grab the gold!”

The supply is endless.

There is plenty of wealth

among all the city’s treasures.

10Nineveh is destroyed, robbed and stripped!

Hearts melt away in fear.

Knees give way.

Bodies tremble with fear.

Everyone’s face turns pale.

11Assyria is like a lion.

Where is the lions’ den now?

Where did they feed their cubs?

Where did all the lions go?

In their den they had nothing to fear.

12The lion killed enough for his cubs to eat.

He choked what he caught for his mate.

He filled his home with what he had killed.

He brought to his dens what he had caught.

13“Nineveh, I am against you,”

announces the Lord who rules over all.

“I will burn up your chariots with fire.

Your young lions will be killed by swords.

I will leave you nothing on earth to catch.

The voices of your messengers

will no longer be heard.”