Nahum 3:5-19 ESV

5 1Behold, I am against you, declares the LORD of hosts, and 2will lift up your skirts over your face; and I will make nations look at 3your nakedness and kingdoms at your shame.

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6 I will throw filth at you and 4treat you with contempt and make you 5a spectacle.

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7 And all who look at you 6will shrink from you and say, Wasted is 7Nineveh; 8who will grieve for her? 9Where shall I seek comforters for you?

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8 10Are you better than 11Thebesa that sat 12by 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 13Cush was her strength; Egypt too, and that without limit; 14Put and the 15Libyans were herb helpers.

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        • j 3:9 - Hebrew your
          10 16Yet she became an exile; she went into captivity; 17her infants were dashed in pieces at the head of every street; for her honored men 18lots were cast, 19and all her great men were bound in chains.

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          11 20You also will be drunken; you will go into hiding; 21you will seek a refuge from the enemy.

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          12 All your fortresses are 22like fig trees with first-ripe figs-- if shaken they fall into the mouth of the eater.

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          13 Behold, your troops 23are 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 24Draw water for the siege; 25strengthen 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 26devour you 27like the locust. Multiply yourselves 28like the locust; multiply 29like the grasshopper!

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                  16 You increased 30your merchants more than the stars of the heavens. 31The locust spreads its wings and flies away.

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                      17 Your 32princes are 33like grasshoppers, 34your 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 35are asleep, O king of Assyria; 36your nobles slumber. Your people 37are scattered on the mountains with none to gather them.

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                          19 There is no easing your hurt; 38your wound is grievous. All who hear the news about you 39clap their hands over you. For 40upon whom has not come your unceasing evil?

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