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Nahum 3:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— All thy fortresses shall be [like] fig-trees with the first-ripe figs: if they be shaken, they fall into the mouth of the eater.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— All thy strong holds [shall be like] fig trees with the firstripe figs: if they be shaken, they shall even fall into the mouth of the eater.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— All your fortifications are fig trees with ripe fruit— When shaken, they fall into the eater’s mouth.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— All thy strong holds [shall be like] fig-trees with the first ripe figs: if they be shaken, they shall even fall into the mouth of the eater.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— All thy strongholds are [like] fig-trees with the first-ripe figs: if they be shaken, they even fall into the mouth of the eater.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— All thy fortresses, shall be fig-trees with first-ripe figs: if thy be shaken, then shall [the fruit] fall on the mouth of the eater.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— All thy fortresses [are] fig-trees with first-fruits, If they are shaken, They have fallen into the mouth of the eater.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— All thy strong holds shall be like fig trees with their green figs: if they be shaken, they shall fall into the mouth of the eater.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— All thy strong holds [shall be like] fig trees with the first ripe figs: if they bee shaken, they shall euen fall into the mouth of the eater.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— All thy strong-holds are as fig-trees having watchers: if they be shaken, they shall fall into the mouth of the eater.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— All thy strong holds [shall be like] fig trees with the firstripe figs: if they be shaken, they shall even fall into the mouth of the eater.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
All x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
thy strong holds 4013
{4013} Prime
מִבְצָר
mibtsar
{mib-tsawr'}
From H1219; a fortification, castle, or fortified city; figuratively a defender.
[shall be like] fig trees 8384
{8384} Prime
תְּאֵן
t@'en
{teh-ane'}
The second form being singular and feminine; perhaps of foreign derivation; the fig (tree or fruit).
with x5973
(5973) Complement
עִם
`im
{eem}
From H6004; adverb or preposition, with (that is, in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English).
the firstripe figs: 1061
{1061} Prime
בִּכּוּר
bikkuwr
{bik-koor'}
From H1069; the first fruits of the crop.
if x518
(0518) Complement
אִם
'im
{eem}
A primitive particle; used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogitive, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence as a negative, not.
they be shaken, 5128
{5128} Prime
נוּעַ
nuwa`
{noo'-ah}
A primitive root; to waver, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively (as subjoined).
z8735
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
they shall even fall 5307
{5307} Prime
נָפַל
naphal
{naw-fal'}
A primitive root; to fall, in a great variety of applications (intransitively or causatively, literally or figuratively).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
into x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
the mouth 6310
{6310} Prime
פֶּה
peh
{peh}
From H6284; the mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literally or figuratively (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with preposition) according to.
of the eater. 398
{0398} Prime
אָכַל
'akal
{aw-kal'}
A primitive root; to eat (literally or figuratively).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Nahum 3:12

_ _ thy strongholds — on the borders of Assyria, protecting the approaches to Nineveh: “the gates of thy land” (Nahum 3:13).

_ _ fig trees with the first ripe figs — expressing the rapidity and ease of the capture of Nineveh (compare Isaiah 28:4; Revelation 6:13).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Nahum 3:8-19.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Nahum 3:12

Ripe figs — Whose weight and ripeness will bring them quickly to the ground. Shaken — If but lightly touched.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Habakkuk 1:10 And they shall scoff at the kings, and the princes shall be a scorn unto them: they shall deride every strong hold; for they shall heap dust, and take it.
Revelation 6:13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
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