Nahum 3:5-17 NAS

5 "Behold, 1I am against you," declares the LORD of hosts; "And I will 2lift up your skirts over your face, And 3show to the nations your nakedness And to the kingdoms your disgrace.

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6 "I will 4throw filth on you And 5make you vile, And set you up as a 6spectacle.

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    • e 3:6 - Lit "detestable things"
      7 "And it will come about that all who see you Will shrink from you and say, 'Nineveh is devastated! 7Who will grieve for her?' Where will I seek comforters for you?"

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      8 Are you better than 8No-amon *, Which was situated by the 9waters of the Nile, With water surrounding her, Whose rampart was the sea, Whose wall consisted of the sea?

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        • g 3:8 - I.e. the city of Amon: Thebes
        • h 3:8 - I.e. the Nile
        • i 3:8 - I.e. the Nile
          9 10Ethiopia was her might, And Egypt too, without limits. 11Put and 12Lubim were among her helpers.

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          10 Yet she 13became an exile, She went into captivity; Also her 14small children were dashed to pieces 15At the head of every street; They 16cast lots for her honorable men, And all her great men were bound with fetters.

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          11 You too will become 17drunk, You will be 18hidden. You too will search for a refuge from the enemy.

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          12 All your fortifications are 19fig trees with 20ripe fruit - When shaken, they fall into the eater's mouth.

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            • k 3:12 - Lit "first fruits"
              13 Behold, your people are 21women in your midst! The gates of your land are 22opened wide to your enemies; Fire consumes your gate bars.

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              14 23Draw for yourself water for the siege! 24Strengthen your fortifications! Go into the clay and tread the mortar! Take hold of the brick mold!

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              15 There 25fire will consume you, The sword will cut you down; It will 26consume you as the locust does. Multiply yourself like the creeping locust, Multiply yourself like the swarming locust.

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              16 You have increased your 27traders more than the stars of heaven - The creeping locust strips and flies away.

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                • l 3:16 - I.e. strips vegetation; or "molts"
                  17 Your 28guardsmen are like the swarming locust. Your 29marshals are like hordes of grasshoppers Settling in the stone walls on a cold day. The sun rises and they flee, And the place where they are is not known.

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                    • m 3:17 - Or "officials"