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World English Bible

Nahum 3 (WEBP)

[1] Woe to the bloody city! It is all full of lies and robbery—no end to the prey.
[2] The noise of the whip, the noise of the rattling of wheels, prancing horses, and bounding chariots,
[3] the horseman charging, and the flashing sword, the glittering spear, and a multitude of slain, and a great heap of corpses, and there is no end of the bodies. They stumble on their bodies
[4] because of the multitude of the prostitution of the alluring prostitute, the mistress of witchcraft, who sells nations through her prostitution, and families through her witchcraft.
[5] “Behold, I am against you,” says Yahweh of Armies, “and I will lift your skirts over your face. I will show the nations your nakedness, and the kingdoms your shame.
[6] I will throw abominable filth on you and make you vile, and will make you a spectacle.
[7] It will happen that all those who look at you will flee from you, and say, ‘Nineveh is laid waste! Who will mourn for her?’ Where will I seek comforters for you?”
[8] Are you better than No-Amon, who was situated among the rivers, who had the waters around her, whose rampart was the sea, and her wall was of the sea?
[9] Cush and Egypt were her boundless strength. Put and Libya were her helpers.
[10] Yet was she carried away. She went into captivity. Her young children also were dashed in pieces at the head of all the streets, and they cast lots for her honorable men, and all her great men were bound in chains.
[11] You also will be drunken. You will be hidden. You also will seek a stronghold because of the enemy.
[12] All your fortresses will be like fig trees with the first-ripe figs. If they are shaken, they fall into the mouth of the eater.
[13] Behold, your troops among you are women. The gates of your land are set wide open to your enemies. The fire has devoured your bars.
[14] Draw water for the siege. Strengthen your fortresses. Go into the clay, and tread the mortar. Make the brick kiln strong.
[15] There the fire will devour you. The sword will cut you off. It will devour you like the grasshopper. Multiply like grasshoppers. Multiply like the locust.
[16] You have increased your merchants more than the stars of the skies. The grasshopper strips and flees away.
[17] Your guards are like the locusts, and your officials like the swarms of locusts, which settle on the walls on a cold day, but when the sun appears, they flee away, and their place is not known where they are.
[18] Your shepherds slumber, king of Assyria. Your nobles lie down. Your people are scattered on the mountains, and there is no one to gather them.
[19] There is no healing your wound, for your injury is fatal. All who hear the report of you clap their hands over you, for who hasn’t felt your endless cruelty?

Nahum 3:8a or, Thebes
Nahum 3:8b or, Nile

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Nahum 3 (KJVS)

[1] Woe to the bloody city ! it [is] all full of lies [and] robbery ; the prey departeth () not;
[2] The noise of a whip , and the noise of the rattling of the wheels , and of the pransing () horses , and of the jumping () chariots .
[3] The horseman lifteth up () both the bright sword and the glittering spear : and [there is] a multitude of slain , and a great number of carcases ; and [there is] none end of [their] corpses ; they stumble () (8675) () upon their corpses :
[4] Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the wellfavoured harlot (), the mistress of witchcrafts , that selleth () nations through her whoredoms , and families through her witchcrafts .
[5] Behold, I [am] against thee, saith () the LORD of hosts ; and I will discover () thy skirts upon thy face , and I will shew () the nations thy nakedness , and the kingdoms thy shame .
[6] And I will cast () abominable filth upon thee, and make thee vile (), and will set () thee as a gazingstock .
[7] And it shall come to pass, [that] all they that look () upon thee shall flee () from thee, and say (), Nineveh is laid waste (): who will bemoan () her? whence shall I seek () comforters () for thee?
[8] Art thou better () than populous () No , that was situate () among the rivers , [that had] the waters round about it, whose rampart [was] the sea , [and] her wall [was] from the sea ?
[9] Ethiopia and Egypt [were] her strength , and [it was] infinite ; Put and Lubim were thy helpers .
[10] Yet [was] she carried away , she went () into captivity : her young children also were dashed in pieces () at the top of all the streets : and they cast () lots for her honourable men (), and all her great men were bound () in chains .
[11] Thou also shalt be drunken (): thou shalt be hid (), thou also shalt seek () strength because of the enemy ().
[12] All thy strong holds [shall be like] fig trees with the firstripe figs : if they be shaken (), they shall even fall () into the mouth of the eater ().
[13] Behold, thy people in the midst of thee [are] women : the gates of thy land shall be set wide () open () unto thine enemies (): the fire shall devour () thy bars .
[14] Draw () thee waters for the siege , fortify () thy strong holds : go () into clay , and tread () the morter , make strong () the brickkiln .
[15] There shall the fire devour () thee; the sword shall cut thee off (), it shall eat thee up () like the cankerworm : make thyself many () as the cankerworm , make thyself many () as the locusts .
[16] Thou hast multiplied () thy merchants () above the stars of heaven : the cankerworm spoileth (), and flieth away ().
[17] Thy crowned [are] as the locusts , and thy captains as the great grasshoppers , which camp () in the hedges in the cold day , [but] when the sun ariseth () they flee away (), and their place is not known () where they [are].
[18] Thy shepherds () slumber (), O king of Assyria : thy nobles shall dwell () [in the dust]: thy people is scattered () upon the mountains , and no man gathereth () [them].
[19] [There is] no healing of thy bruise ; thy wound is grievous (): all that hear () the bruit of thee shall clap () the hands over thee: for upon whom hath not thy wickedness passed () continually ?

Young’s Literal Translation

Nahum 3 (YLT)

[1] Woe to the city of blood, She is all with lies-burglary-full, Prey doth not depart.
[2] The sound of a whip, And the sound of the rattling of a wheel, And of a prancing horse, and of a bounding chariot, Of a horseman mounting.
[3] And the flame of a sword, and the lightning of a spear, And the abundance of the wounded, And the weight of carcases, Yea, there is no end to the bodies, They stumble over their bodies.
[4] Because of the abundance of the fornications of an harlot, The goodness of the grace of the lady of witchcrafts, Who is selling nations by her fornications, And families by her witchcrafts.
[5] Lo, I am against thee, An affirmation of Jehovah of Hosts, And have removed thy skirts before thy face, And have shewed nations thy nakedness, And kingdoms thy shame,
[6] And I have cast upon thee abominations, And dishonoured thee, and made thee as a sight.
[7] And it hath come to pass, Each of thy beholders fleeth from thee, And hath said: ‘Spoiled is Nineveh, Who doth bemoan for her?’ Whence do I seek comforters for thee?
[8] Art thou better than No-Ammon, That is dwelling among brooks? Waters she hath round about her, Whose bulwark is the sea, waters her wall.
[9] Cush her might, and Egypt, and there is no end. Put and Lubim have been for thy help.
[10] Even she doth become an exile, She hath gone into captivity, Even her sucklings are dashed to pieces At the top of all out-places, And for her honoured ones they cast a lot, And all her great ones have been bound in fetters.
[11] Even thou art drunken, thou art hidden, Even thou dost seek a strong place, because of an enemy.
[12] All thy fortresses are fig-trees with first-fruits, If they are shaken, They have fallen into the mouth of the eater.
[13] Lo, thy people are women in thy midst, To thine enemies thoroughly opened Have been the gates of thy land, Consumed hath fire thy bars.
[14] Waters of a siege draw for thyself, Strengthen thy fortresses, Enter into mire, and tread on clay, Make strong a brick-kiln.
[15] There consume thee doth a fire, Cut thee off doth a sword, It doth consume thee as a cankerworm! Make thyself heavy as the cankerworm, Make thyself heavy as the locust.
[16] Multiply thy merchants above the stars of the heavens, The cankerworm hath stripped off, and doth flee away.
[17] Thy crowned ones are as a locust, And thy princes as great grasshoppers, That encamp in hedges in a day of cold, The sun hath risen, and it doth flee away, And not known is its place where they are.
[18] Slumbered have thy friends, king of Asshur, Rest do thine honourable ones, Scattered have been thy people on the mountains, And there is none gathering.
[19] There is no weakening of thy destruction, Grievous is thy smiting, All hearing thy fame have clapped the hand at thee, For over whom did not thy wickedness pass continually?