Nahum 31 Woe to the bloody city! it is all full of lies and rapine; the prey departeth not. 2 The noise of the whip, and the noise of the rattling of wheels, and prancing horses, and bounding chariots, 3 the horseman ▼ mounting, and the flashing sword, and the glittering spear, and a multitude of slain, and a great heap of corpses, and there is no end of the bodies; they stumble upon their bodies;— ▼
▼ 1) Or charging4 because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the well-favored harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredoms, and families through her witchcrafts. 5 Behold, I am against thee, saith Jehovah of hosts, and I will uncover thy skirts ▼ upon thy face; and I will show the nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thy shame. ▼
▼ 1) Or before6 And I will cast abominable filth upon thee, and make thee vile, and will set thee as a gazing-stock. 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 No-amon, that was situate among the ▼ rivers, that had the waters round about her; whose rampart was ▼
▼ 2the sea, and her wall was of the sea? ▼
▼ 1) Or canals ; See Ex 7:19. 2) That is, the Nile9 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 head of all the streets; and they cast lots for her honorable men, and all her great men were bound in chains. 11 Thou also shalt be drunken; thou shalt be hid; thou also shalt seek ▼ a stronghold because of the enemy. ▼
▼ 1) Or a defence against12 All thy fortresses shall be like fig-trees with the first-ripe figs: if they be shaken, they fall into the mouth of the eater. 13 Behold, thy people in the midst of thee are women; the gates of thy land are set wide open unto thine enemies: the fire hath devoured thy bars. 14 Draw thee water for the siege; strengthen thy fortresses; go into the clay, and tread the mortar; ▼ make strong the brickkiln. ▼
▼ 1) Or lay hold of the brick-mould15 There shall the fire devour thee; the sword shall cut thee off; it shall devour thee like the canker-worm: make thyself many as the canker-worm; make thyself many as the locust. 16 Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven: the canker-worm ▼ ravageth, and fleeth away. ▼
▼ 1) Or spreadeth himself17 Thy princes are as the locusts, and thy ▼ marshals as the swarms of grasshoppers, which encamp in the ▼
▼ 2hedges in the cold day, but when the sun ariseth they flee away, and their place is not known where they are. ▼
▼ 1) Or scribes 2) Or walls18 Thy shepherds slumber, O king of Assyria; thy nobles are at rest; thy people are scattered upon the mountains, and there is none to gather them. 19 There is no assuaging of thy hurt: thy wound is grievous: all that hear the report of thee clap their hands over thee; for upon whom hath not thy wickedness passed continually?
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