And he will stretch out his hand against the north, and destroy Assyria; and will make Nineveh a desolation, and dry like a wilderness.
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George Leo Haydock
The beautiful city. Ninive, which was destroyed soon after this, viz., in the sixteenth year of the reign of Josias. (Challoner) (Year of the world 3378.)
Hebrew, "he shall make Ninive desolate. "(Haydock)
This famous and potent city was at last destroyed. (Worthington) See Jonas iii. 4. (Calmet)