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Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:1 - Woe to the city guilty of bloodshed! She is full of lies; she is filled with plunder; she has hoarded her spoil!

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:2 - The chariot drivers will crack their whips; the chariot wheels will shake the ground; the chariot horses will gallop; the war chariots will bolt forward!

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:3 - The charioteers will charge ahead; their swords will flash and their spears will glimmer! There will be many people slain; there will be piles of the dead, and countless casualties - so many that people will stumble over the corpses.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:4 - "Because you have acted like a wanton prostitute - a seductive mistress who practices sorcery, who enslaves nations by her harlotry, and entices peoples by her sorcery -

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:5 - I am against you," declares the LORD who commands armies. "I will strip off your clothes! I will show your nakedness to the nations and your shame to the kingdoms;

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:6 - I will pelt you with filth; I will treat you with contempt; I will make you a public spectacle.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:7 - Everyone who sees you will turn away from you in disgust; they will say, 'Nineveh has been devastated! Who will lament for her?' There will be no one to comfort you!"

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:8 - You are no more secure than Thebes - she was located on the banks of the Nile; the waters surrounded her, her rampart was the sea, the water was her wall.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:9 - Cush and Egypt had limitless strength; Put and the Libyans were among her allies.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:10 - Yet she went into captivity as an exile; even her infants were smashed to pieces at the head of every street. They cast lots for her nobility; all her dignitaries were bound with chains.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:11 - You too will act like drunkards; you will go into hiding; you too will seek refuge from the enemy.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:12 - All your fortifications will be like fig trees with first-ripe fruit: If they are shaken, their figs will fall into the mouth of the eater!

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:13 - Your warriors will be like women in your midst; the gates of your land will be wide open to your enemies; fire will consume the bars of your gates.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:14 - Draw yourselves water for a siege! Strengthen your fortifications! Trample the mud and tread the clay! Make mud bricks to strengthen your walls!

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:15 - There the fire will consume you; the sword will cut you down; it will devour you like the young locust would. Multiply yourself like the young locust; multiply yourself like the flying locust!

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:16 - Increase your merchants more than the stars of heaven! They are like the young locust which sheds its skin and flies away.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:17 - Your courtiers are like locusts, your officials are like a swarm of locusts! They encamp in the walls on a cold day, yet when the sun rises, they fly away; and no one knows where they are.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:18 - Your shepherds are sleeping, O king of Assyria! Your officers are slumbering! Your people are scattered like sheep on the mountains and there is no one to regather them!

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:19 - Your destruction is like an incurable wound; your demise is like a fatal injury! All who hear what has happened to you will clap their hands for joy, for no one ever escaped your endless cruelty!

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