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And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.
They had hair as the hair of women" is simply an expression meaning they appear gentle as women but watch out for those sharp "cheek teeth"!

These next two verses in Nahum (vss. 11 and 12) personify Nineveh and ask in retrospect of her destruction, "Where is the great strength and prowess of your mighty ones (lions), O Nineveh?", and "Where is their dwelling place now?", for Babylon the great is GONE, FINIS!

Nahum 2:11
Where is the dwelling of the lions, and the feeding place of the young lions, where the lion, even the old lion, walked, and the lion's whelp, and none made them afraid?
[12] The lion did tear in pieces enough for his whelps, and strangled for his lionesses, and filled his holes with prey, and his dens* with ravin.
These are the vicious lions which shall be devoured by the sword of God in the next verse (vs. 13). They are the same "lions" spoken of in Joel 1:6 and again in Rev. 9:8.
Joel 1:6
For a nation is come up upon my land, strong, and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek teeth of a great lion.
These are those of the mighty locust army (headed by Apollyon, i.e. Satan) who just like lions "tear in pieces". John writes that they appear so sweet and gentle and lady-like but watch out for those sharp "cheek teeth"!
Rev. 9:8
And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.
"They had hair as the hair of women" is simply an expression meaning they appear gentle as women.

*Note: Rev. 9:4 documents that God's elect, those with the "seal" of God in their foreheads, i.e. who have the knowledge of the Word of God in their minds (which are in their foreheads) shall not be harmed by the "locust army", those "lions" who "tear in pieces"! We are given an example, a type, in the Book of Daniel whereDaniel was thrown to the lions, and he was not harmed! Again, this is symbolic of God's protection of His elect in these last days! If you stay in His word and trust in the Lord thy God as your "bucker", He will send His messenger to shut the mouths of those lions. It is worth reading in this study since the lions are emphasized in these last three verses of Nahum chapter two. By the way, DAN-I-EL means "God is my Judge" or "God is Judge", an appropriate title when talking about the "day of vengeance" when God executes His justice upon the earth.

Daniel 6:16
Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spake and said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee.

[17] And a stone was brought and laid upon the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his own signet, and with the signet of his lords; that the purpose might not be changed concerning Daniel.

Daniel was "sealed" during the "night" in the would-be tomb by a "stone" which the "king" himself then placed his "seal" upon! [This account really needs no explanation other than to understand that it is a type for us today "upon whom the ends of the world are come (1 Cor. 10:11)].
[18] Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting: neither were instruments of musick brought before him: and his sleep went from him.

[19] Then the king arose very early in the morning, and went in haste unto the den of lions.

[20] And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice unto Daniel: and the king spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions?

[21] Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live for ever.

[22] My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt.

[23] Then was the king exceeding glad for him, and commanded that they should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no manner of hurt was found upon him, because he believed in his God.

The point is that God's servants are not afraid of the "lions" who rip and shred and tear because they cannot harm us and we know that the King of kings will take vengeance on them, just as the king whom Daniel served took vengeance on those wicked men who set up and delivered up Daniel and caused him to be cast into the den of "lions"!

"What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?" (Romans 8:31). However, if God, the great "I AM" is AGAINST you, you have got some serious problems, pal! And He is against Nineveh, that type of the New World Order in these last days, and consequently she shall be leveled to the ground, and her "chariots of fire" shall be consumed "into smoke" (not in the smoke) and the sword of the LORD shall slay those vicious lions and the voice of her "messengers", even those fallen angels who come with the king of Assyria (Satan) when he is cast out of heaven (Rev. 12:7-9) shall be heard NO MORE!

Nahum 2:13
Behold, I AM against thee, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will burn her chariots in the smoke, and the sword shall devour thy young lions: and I will cut off thy prey from the earth, and the voice of thy messengers shall no more be heard.
That "Great Day" when the second part of Isaiah 61:2 is fulfilled at His second coming, that great "Day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn" when Jesus Christ returns as Kings of kings and Lord of lords, will end once and for all time the captivity and oppression of the New World Order headed by the false messiah!

Comfort one another with the words of Nahum, whose name means "comfort" or "consolation"! For we know that soon His kingdom will come, and His will shall be done, on earth as it is in heaven!

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