11Woe to the bloodycity, completelyfull of lies and pillage ; Her preyneverdeparts.
The 2noise of the whip, The noise of the rattling of the wheel, Gallopinghorses And aboundingchariots !
3Horsemencharging, Swordsflashing, 3spearsgleaming, 4Manyslain, a mass of corpses, And b5countlessdeadbodies - They stumble over cthe deadbodies !
All because of the 6manyharlotries of the harlot, The charmingone, the 7mistress of sorceries, Who 8sellsnations by her harlotries And families by her sorceries.
5"Behold, 9I am against you," declares the LORD of hosts ; "And I will d10lift up your skirtsover your face, And 11show to the nations your nakedness And to the kingdoms your disgrace.
"I will 12throwefilth on you And 13make you vile, And set you up as a 14spectacle.
"And it will come about that all who see you Will fshrink from you and say, 'Nineveh is devastated ! 15Who will grieve for her?' Where will I seekcomforters for you?"
Are you betterthang16No-amon , Which was situated by the 17waters of the Nile, With watersurrounding her, Whoserampart was hthe sea, Whose wall consisted of ithe sea ?
918Ethiopia was her might, And Egypt too, withoutlimits. 19Put and 20Lubim were among jher helpers.
10Yet she 21became an exile, She went into captivity ; Also her 22small children were dashed to pieces23At the head of everystreet ; They 24castlots for her honorable men, And all her greatmen were bound with fetters.
You too will become25drunk, You will be 26hidden. You too will search for a refuge from the enemy.
12All your fortifications are 27figtrees with k28ripefruit - Whenshaken, they fall into the eater'smouth.
13Behold, your people are 29women in your midst ! The gates of your land are 30openedwide to your enemies ; Fireconsumes your gate bars.
1431Draw for yourself water for the siege ! 32Strengthen your fortifications ! Go into the clay and tread the mortar ! Takehold of the brickmold !
15There33fire will consume you, The sword will cut you down ; It will 34consume you as the locust does. Multiply yourself like the creepinglocust, Multiply yourself like the swarminglocust.
You have increased your 35tradersmorethan the stars of heaven - The creepinglocustlstrips and fliesaway.
Your m36guardsmen are like the swarminglocust. Your 37marshals are like hordes of grasshoppersSettling in the stone walls on a coldday. The sunrises and they flee, And the placewhere they are is not known.
Your shepherds are 38sleeping, O 39king of Assyria ; Your 40nobles are lyingdown. Your people are 41scattered on the mountains And there is noone to regather them.
19There is 42norelief for your breakdown, Your 43wound is incurable. All who hearnabout you Will 44clap their handsover you, For on whom has not your evilpassedcontinually ?