Nahum 3:9

9 Cush[a] and Egypt were her boundless strength; Put and Libya were among her allies.

Nahum 3:9 in Other Translations

KJV
9 Ethiopia and Egypt were her strength, and it was infinite; Put and Lubim were thy helpers.
ESV
9 Cush was her strength; Egypt too, and that without limit; Put and the Libyans were her helpers.
NLT
9 Ethiopia and the land of Egypt gave unlimited assistance. The nations of Put and Libya were among her allies.
MSG
9 Ethiopia stood guard to the south, Egypt to the north. Put and Libya, strong friends, were ready to step in and help.
CSB
9 Cush and Egypt were her endless source of strength; Put and Libya were among her allies.

Nahum 3:9 In-Context

7 All who see you will flee from you and say, ‘Nineveh is in ruins—who will mourn for her?’ Where can I find anyone to comfort you?”
8 Are you better than Thebes, situated on the Nile, with water around her? The river was her defense, the waters her wall.
9 Cush and Egypt were her boundless strength; Put and Libya were among her allies.
10 Yet she was taken captive and went into exile. Her infants were dashed to pieces at every street corner. Lots were cast for her nobles, and all her great men were put in chains.
11 You too will become drunk; you will go into hiding and seek refuge from the enemy.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Genesis 10:6; S 2 Chronicles 12:3
  • 2. S Ezekiel 27:10
  • 3. Ezekiel 30:5

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. That is, the upper Nile region
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