Nahum 3:6
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New International Version
I will pelt you with filth, I will treat you with contempt and make you a spectacle.

King James Bible
And I will cast abominable filth upon thee, and make thee vile, and will set thee as a gazingstock.

Darby Bible Translation
And I will cast abominable filth upon thee, and make thee vile, and will set thee as a gazing stock.

World English Bible
I will throw abominable filth on you, and make you vile, and will set you a spectacle.

Young's Literal Translation
And I have cast upon thee abominations, And dishonoured thee, and made thee as a sight.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I will cast abominable filth upon thee - I will set thee as a gazing-stock. This was a punishment precisely like our pillory. They put such women in the pillory as a gazing-stock; and then, children and others threw mud, dirt, and filth of all kinds at them.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I will cast.

Job 9:31 Yet shall you plunge me in the ditch, and my own clothes shall abhor me.

Job 30:19 He has cast me into the mire, and I am become like dust and ashes.

Psalm 38:5-7 My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness...

Lamentations 3:16 He has also broken my teeth with gravel stones, he has covered me with ashes.

Malachi 2:2 If you will not hear, and if you will not lay it to heart, to give glory to my name, said the LORD of hosts...

1 Corinthians 4:13 Being defamed, we entreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things to this day.

make.

Nahum 1:14 And the LORD has given a commandment concerning you, that no more of your name be sown...

Job 30:8 They were children of fools, yes, children of base men: they were viler than the earth.

Malachi 2:9 Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as you have not kept my ways...

will set.

1 Kings 9:7,8 Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for my name...

Isaiah 14:16-19 They that see you shall narrowly look on you, and consider you, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble...

Jeremiah 51:37 And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwelling place for dragons, an astonishment, and an hissing, without an inhabitant.

Zephaniah 2:15 This is the rejoicing city that dwelled carelessly, that said in her heart, I am, and there is none beside me...

1 Corinthians 4:9 For I think that God has set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle to the world...

Hebrews 10:33 Partly, whilst you were made a spectacle both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly...

Jude 1:7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication...

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"Nineveh, that Great City"
Among the cities of the ancient world in the days of divided Israel one of the greatest was Nineveh, the capital of the Assyrian realm. Founded on the fertile bank of the Tigris, soon after the dispersion from the tower of Babel, it had flourished through the centuries until it had become "an exceeding great city of three days' journey." Jonah 3:3. In the time of its temporal prosperity Nineveh was a center of crime and wickedness. Inspiration has characterized it as "the bloody city, . . . full
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
Job 9:31
you would plunge me into a slime pit so that even my clothes would detest me.

Job 30:8
A base and nameless brood, they were driven out of the land.

Isaiah 14:16
Those who see you stare at you, they ponder your fate: "Is this the man who shook the earth and made kingdoms tremble,

Jeremiah 51:37
Babylon will be a heap of ruins, a haunt of jackals, an object of horror and scorn, a place where no one lives.

Ezekiel 16:37
therefore I am going to gather all your lovers, with whom you found pleasure, those you loved as well as those you hated. I will gather them against you from all around and will strip you in front of them, and they will see you stark naked.

Habakkuk 2:16
You will be filled with shame instead of glory. Now it is your turn! Drink and let your nakedness be exposed! The cup from the LORD's right hand is coming around to you, and disgrace will cover your glory.

Malachi 2:3
"Because of you I will rebuke your descendants; I will smear on your faces the dung from your festival sacrifices, and you will be carried off with it.

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