Nahum 3 ESV

Woe to Nineveh

1 Woe to 1the bloody city, all full of lies and plunder-- 2no end to the prey!

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2 The crack of the whip, and 3rumble of the wheel, 4galloping horse and 5bounding chariot!

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      3 Horsemen charging, flashing sword and 6glittering spear, 7hosts of slain, heaps of corpses, dead bodies without end-- they stumble over the bodies!

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      4 And all for the countless whorings of the 8prostitute, 9graceful and of deadly charms, who betrays nations with her whorings, and peoples with her charms.

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      5 10Behold, I am against you, declares the LORD of hosts, and 11will lift up your skirts over your face; and I will make nations look at 12your nakedness and kingdoms at your shame.

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      6 I will throw filth at you and 13treat you with contempt and make you 14a spectacle.

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      7 And all who look at you 15will shrink from you and say, Wasted is 16Nineveh; 17who will grieve for her? 18Where shall I seek comforters for you?

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      8 19Are you better than 20Thebesa that sat 21by the Nile, with water around her, her rampart a sea, and water her wall?

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        • i 3:8 - Hebrew No-amon
          9 22Cush was her strength; Egypt too, and that without limit; 23Put and the 24Libyans were herb helpers.

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            • j 3:9 - Hebrew your
              10 25Yet she became an exile; she went into captivity; 26her infants were dashed in pieces at the head of every street; for her honored men 27lots were cast, 28and all her great men were bound in chains.

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              11 29You also will be drunken; you will go into hiding; 30you will seek a refuge from the enemy.

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              12 All your fortresses are 31like fig trees with first-ripe figs-- if shaken they fall into the mouth of the eater.

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              13 Behold, your troops 32are women in your midst. The gates of your land are wide open to your enemies; fire has devoured your bars.

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              14 33Draw water for the siege; 34strengthen your forts; go into the clay; tread the mortar; take hold of the brick mold!

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                  15 There will the fire devour you; the sword will cut you off. It will 35devour you 36like the locust. Multiply yourselves 37like the locust; multiply 38like the grasshopper!

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                      16 You increased 39your merchants more than the stars of the heavens. 40The locust spreads its wings and flies away.

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                          17 Your 41princes are 42like grasshoppers, 43your scribesc like clouds of locusts settling on the fences in a day of cold-- when the sun rises, they fly away; no one knows where they are.

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                            • k 3:17 - Or marshals
                              18 Your shepherds 44are asleep, O king of Assyria; 45your nobles slumber. Your people 46are scattered on the mountains with none to gather them.

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                              19 There is no easing your hurt; 47your wound is grievous. All who hear the news about you 48clap their hands over you. For 49upon whom has not come your unceasing evil?

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