5 He shall recount his worthies:  they shall stumble in their walk; they shall make haste to the wall thereof, and the defence shall be prepared.
5 Nineveh summons her picked troops, yet they stumble on their way. They dash to the city wall; the protective shield is put in place.
5 He remembers his officers; they stumble as they go, they hasten to the wall; the siege tower
5 The Assyrian king rallies his men, but they stagger and stumble. They run to the ramparts to stem the tide, but it's too late.
5 He remembers his nobles; They stumble in their walk; They make haste to her walls, And the defense is prepared.
5 The king shouts to his officers; they stumble in their haste, rushing to the walls to set up their defenses.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Nahum 2:5
Commentary on Nahum 2:1-10
(Read Nahum 2:1-10)
Nineveh shall not put aside this judgment; there is no counsel or strength against the Lord. God looks upon proud cities, and brings them down. Particular account is given of the terrors wherein the invading enemy shall appear against Nineveh. The empire of Assyria is represented as a queen, about to be led captive to Babylon. Guilt in the conscience fills men with terror in an evil day; and what will treasures or glory do for us in times of distress, or in the day of wrath? Yet for such things how many lose their souls!