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Nahum 3

NLT 1 What sorrow awaits Nineveh, the city of murder and lies! She is crammed with wealth and is never without victims. NIV 1 Woe to the city of blood, full of lies, full of plunder, never without victims! NLT 2 Hear the crack of whips, the rumble of wheels! Horses’ hooves pound, and chariots clatter wildly. NIV 2 The crack of whips, the clatter of wheels, galloping horses and jolting chariots! NLT 3 See the flashing swords and glittering spears as the charioteers charge past! There are countless casualties, heaps of bodies— so many bodies that people stumble over them. NIV 3 Charging cavalry, flashing swords and glittering spears! Many casualties, piles of dead, bodies without number, people stumbling over the corpses— NLT 4 All this because Nineveh, the beautiful and faithless city, mistress of deadly charms, enticed the nations with her beauty. She taught them all her magic, enchanting people everywhere. NIV 4 all because of the wanton lust of a prostitute, alluring, the mistress of sorceries, who enslaved nations by her prostitution and peoples by her witchcraft. NLT 5 “I am your enemy!” says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies. “And now I will lift your skirts and show all the earth your nakedness and shame. NIV 5 “I am against you,” declares the LORD Almighty. “I will lift your skirts over your face. I will show the nations your nakedness and the kingdoms your shame. NLT 6 I will cover you with filth and show the world how vile you really are. NIV 6 I will pelt you with filth, I will treat you with contempt and make you a spectacle. NLT 7 All who see you will shrink back and say, ‘Nineveh lies in ruins. Where are the mourners?’ Does anyone regret your destruction?” NIV 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?” NLT 8 Are you any better than the city of Thebes, situated on the Nile River, surrounded by water? She was protected by the river on all sides, walled in by water. NIV 8 Are you better than Thebes, situated on the Nile, with water around her? The river was her defense, the waters her wall. NLT 9 Ethiopia and the land of Egypt gave unlimited assistance. The nations of Put and Libya were among her allies. NIV 9 Cush and Egypt were her boundless strength; Put and Libya were among her allies. NLT 10 Yet Thebes fell, and her people were led away as captives. Her babies were dashed to death against the stones of the streets. Soldiers threw dice to get Egyptian officers as servants. All their leaders were bound in chains. NIV 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. NLT 11 And you, Nineveh, will also stagger like a drunkard. You will hide for fear of the attacking enemy. NIV 11 You too will become drunk; you will go into hiding and seek refuge from the enemy. NLT 12 All your fortresses will fall. They will be devoured like the ripe figs that fall into the mouths of those who shake the trees. NIV 12 All your fortresses are like fig trees with their first ripe fruit; when they are shaken, the figs fall into the mouth of the eater. NLT 13 Your troops will be as weak and helpless as women. The gates of your land will be opened wide to the enemy and set on fire and burned. NIV 13 Look at your troops— they are all weaklings. The gates of your land are wide open to your enemies; fire has consumed the bars of your gates. NLT 14 Get ready for the siege! Store up water! Strengthen the defenses! Go into the pits to trample clay, and pack it into molds, making bricks to repair the walls. NIV 14 Draw water for the siege, strengthen your defenses! Work the clay, tread the mortar, repair the brickwork! NLT 15 But the fire will devour you; the sword will cut you down. The enemy will consume you like locusts, devouring everything they see. There will be no escape, even if you multiply like swarming locusts. NIV 15 There the fire will consume you; the sword will cut you down— they will devour you like a swarm of locusts. Multiply like grasshoppers, multiply like locusts! NLT 16 Your merchants have multiplied until they outnumber the stars. But like a swarm of locusts, they strip the land and fly away. NIV 16 You have increased the number of your merchants till they are more numerous than the stars in the sky, but like locusts they strip the land and then fly away. NLT 17 Your guards and officials are also like swarming locusts that crowd together in the hedges on a cold day. But like locusts that fly away when the sun comes up, all of them will fly away and disappear. NIV 17 Your guards are like locusts, your officials like swarms of locusts that settle in the walls on a cold day— but when the sun appears they fly away, and no one knows where. NLT 18 Your shepherds are asleep, O Assyrian king; your princes lie dead in the dust. Your people are scattered across the mountains with no one to gather them together. NIV 18 King of Assyria, your shepherds slumber; your nobles lie down to rest. Your people are scattered on the mountains with no one to gather them. NLT 19 There is no healing for your wound; your injury is fatal. All who hear of your destruction will clap their hands for joy. Where can anyone be found who has not suffered from your continual cruelty? NIV 19 Nothing can heal you; your wound is fatal. All who hear the news about you clap their hands at your fall, for who has not felt your endless cruelty?

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