6 The gates of the rivers shall be opened, and the palace shall be dissolved. [1]

Other Translations of Nahum 2:6

New International Version

6 The river gates are thrown open and the palace collapses.

English Standard Version

6 The river gates are opened; the palace melts away;

The Message

6 Soldiers pour through the gates. The palace is demolished.

New King James Version

6 The gates of the rivers are opened, And the palace is dissolved.

New Living Translation

6 The river gates have been torn open! The palace is about to collapse!

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Nahum 2:6

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!