King James Version
Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven: the cankerworm spoileth, and flieth away.
Darby Bible Translation
Thou hast multiplied thy merchants more than the stars of the heavens; the cankerworm spreadeth himself out 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.
Nahum 3:16 Parallel
CommentaryKing James Translators' Notes
spoileth: or, spreadeth himself
Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven: the cankerworm spoileth, and fleeth away.Nahum 3:16 Parallel Commentaries
Poetically the little book of Nahum is one of the finest in the Old Testament. Its descriptions are vivid and impetuous: they set us before the walls of the beleaguered Nineveh, and show us the war-chariots of her enemies darting to and fro like lightning, ii. 4, the prancing steeds, the flashing swords, the glittering spears, iii. 2,3. The poetry glows with passionate joy as it contemplates the ruin of cruel and victorious Assyria. In the opening chapter, i., ii. 2, Jehovah is represented as coming …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
He spake, and the locusts came, and caterpillers, and that without number,
Who hath taken this counsel against Tyre, the crowning city, whose merchants are princes, whose traffickers are the honourable of the earth?
That which the palmerworm hath left hath the locust eaten; and that which the locust hath left hath the cankerworm eaten; and that which the cankerworm hath left hath the caterpiller eaten.
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