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Nahum 3 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:1 - Wo to the city of blood, She is all with lies -- burglary -- full, Prey doth not depart.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:2 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:3 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:4 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:5 - 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,

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:6 - And I have cast upon thee abominations, And dishonoured thee, and made thee as a sight.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:7 - 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?

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:8 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:9 - Cush her might, and Egypt, and there is no end. Put and Lubim have been for thy help.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:10 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:11 - Even thou art drunken, thou art hidden, Even thou dost seek a strong place, because of an enemy.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:12 - All thy fortresses are fig-trees with first-fruits, If they are shaken, They have fallen into the mouth of the eater.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:13 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:14 - Waters of a siege draw for thyself, Strengthen thy fortresses, Enter into mire, and tread on clay, Make strong a brick-kiln.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:15 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:16 - Multiply thy merchants above the stars of the heavens, The cankerworm hath stripped off, and doth flee away.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:17 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:18 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:19 - 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?

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