Nahum 3:16
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New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
Your merchants have multiplied until they outnumber the stars. But like a swarm of locusts, they strip the land and fly away.

English Standard Version
You increased your merchants more than the stars of the heavens. The locust spreads its wings and flies away.

New American Standard Bible
You have increased your traders more than the stars of heaven-- The creeping locust strips and flies away.

King James Bible
Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven: the cankerworm spoileth, and flieth away.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You have made your merchants more numerous than the stars of the sky. The young locust strips the land and flies away.

International Standard Version
You added to your inventory of businessmen— they number more than the stars of heaven. The creeping locust sheds its skin and flies away.

NET Bible
Increase your merchants more than the stars of heaven! They are like the young locust which sheds its skin and flies away.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You have produced more businessmen than there are stars in the sky. [They are] like locusts that attack and then fly away.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou hast multiplied thy merchants Above the stars of heaven; The canker-worm spreadeth itself, and flieth away.

New American Standard 1977
You have increased your traders more than the stars of heaven—
            The creeping locust strips and flies away.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven; the cankerworm spoils and flies away.

King James 2000 Bible
You have multiplied your merchants more than the stars of heaven: the locust plunders, and flies away.

American King James Version
You have multiplied your merchants above the stars of heaven: the cankerworm spoils, and flees away.

American Standard Version
Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven: the canker-worm ravageth, and fleeth away.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou hast multiplied thy merchandises above the stars of heaven: the bruchus hath spread himself and flown away.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou hast multiplied thy merchants more than the stars of the heavens; the cankerworm spreadeth himself out and flieth away.

English Revised Version
Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven: the cankerworm spoileth, and flieth away.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven: the canker-worm spoileth, and flieth away.

World English Bible
You have increased your merchants more than the stars of the skies. The grasshopper strips, and flees away.

Young's Literal Translation
Multiply thy merchants above the stars of the heavens, The cankerworm hath stripped off, and doth flee away.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:8-19 Strong-holds, even the strongest, are no defence against the judgments of God. They shall be unable to do any thing for themselves. The Chaldeans and Medes would devour the land like canker-worms. The Assyrians also would be eaten up by their own numerous hired troops, which seem to be meant by the word rendered merchants. Those that have done evil to their neighbours, will find it come home to them. Nineveh, and many other cities, states, and empires, have been ruined, and should be a warning to us. Are we better, except as there are some true Christians amongst us, who are a greater security, and a stronger defence, than all the advantages of situation or strength? When the Lord shows himself against a people, every thing they trust in must fail, or prove a disadvantage; but he continues good to Israel. He is a strong-hold for every believer in time of trouble, that cannot be stormed or taken; and he knoweth those that trust in Him.
Study Bible
Judgment against Nineveh
15There fire will consume you, The sword will cut you down; It will consume you as the locust does. Multiply yourself like the creeping locust, Multiply yourself like the swarming locust. 16You have increased your traders more than the stars of heaven-- The creeping locust strips and flies away. 17Your guardsmen are like the swarming locust. Your marshals are like hordes of grasshoppers Settling in the stone walls on a cold day. The sun rises and they flee, And the place where they are is not known.…
Cross References
Psalm 105:34
He spoke, and locusts came, And young locusts, even without number,

Isaiah 23:8
Who has planned this against Tyre, the bestower of crowns, Whose merchants were princes, whose traders were the honored of the earth?

Joel 1:4
What the gnawing locust has left, the swarming locust has eaten; And what the swarming locust has left, the creeping locust has eaten; And what the creeping locust has left, the stripping locust has eaten.
Treasury of Scripture

You have multiplied your merchants above the stars of heaven: the cankerworm spoils, and flees away.

above.

Genesis 15:5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, …

Genesis 22:17 That in blessing I will bless you, and in multiplying I will multiply …

Nehemiah 9:23 Their children also multiplied you as the stars of heaven, and brought …

Jeremiah 33:22 As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, neither the sand of the …

spoileth. or, spreadeth himself.

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