So too, the people of Nineveh would be drunk and go into hiding, as they would seek to get away from their enemies. All their strong fortresses would be like ripe fig trees. If they would be touched or shaken, these strongholds would fall like ripe fruit right into the mouths of their enemies. Women had become their troops. The gates of the city were wide open to their enemies because fire had consumed the bars on their gates. They had to get water during the siege. They would have to strengthen their fortresses with clay, mortar, and bricks.
Bashan was on the northern plains. The first Israelite settlers under Moses had attacked the king of Bashan, King Og, in Numbers, chapter 21. This must have been a great place for bulls to graze. Apparently, they were famous at the time of this biblical writing. Somehow bulls that were like these Bashan bulls surrounded David or the psalmist. With their mouths wide open, they were like roaring lions. Perhaps this is an indication of those who were against him. This may be the source of the term bullying.