|New International Version (© 2011)|
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.
King James Bible
Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven: the cankerworm spoileth, and flieth away.
American Standard Version
Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven: the canker-worm ravageth, and fleeth away.
Young's Literal Translation
Multiply thy merchants above the stars of the heavens, The cankerworm hath stripped off, and doth flee away.
Nahum 3:16 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou hast multiplied thy merchants - Like Tyre, this city was a famous resort for merchants; but the multitudes which were there previously to the siege, like the locusts, took the alarm, and fled away.
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Genesis 15:5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if you be able to number them...
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Jeremiah 33:22 As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, neither the sand of the sea measured: so will I multiply the seed of David my servant...
spoileth. or, spreadeth himself.
Nahum 3:16 Parallel CommentariesCankerworm Canker-Worm Creeping Flee Flees Fleeth Flies Flieth Grasshopper Heaven Heavens Increased Itself Locust Merchants Multiplied Multiply Skies Sky Spoileth Spreadeth Spreads Stars Strip Stripped Strips Traders WingsCankerworm Canker-Worm Creeping Flee Flees Fleeth Flies Flieth Grasshopper Heaven Heavens Increased Itself Locust Merchants Multiplied Multiply Skies Sky Spoileth Spreadeth Spreads Stars Strip Stripped Strips Traders WingsTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Psalm 105:34 He spoke, and the locusts came, grasshoppers without number;
Isaiah 23:8 Who planned this against Tyre, the bestower of crowns, whose merchants are princes, whose traders are renowned in the earth?
Joel 1:4 What the locust swarm has left the great locusts have eaten; what the great locusts have left the young locusts have eaten; what the young locusts have left other locusts have eaten.