11 From that land he went to Assyria,(A) where he built Nineveh,(B) Rehoboth Ir,[a] Calah

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 10:11 Or Nineveh with its city squares

18 Therefore this is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says:

“I will punish the king of Babylon and his land
    as I punished the king(A) of Assyria.(B)

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Nineveh is like a pool
    whose water is draining away.
“Stop! Stop!” they cry,
    but no one turns back.

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All who see you will flee(A) from you and say,
    ‘Nineveh(B) is in ruins(C)—who will mourn for her?’(D)
    Where can I find anyone to comfort(E) you?”

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