Nahum 3:5
New International Version
"I am against you," declares the LORD Almighty. "I will lift your skirts over your face. I will show the nations your nakedness and the kingdoms your shame.

New Living Translation
“I am your enemy!” says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies. “And now I will lift your skirts and show all the earth your nakedness and shame.

English Standard Version
Behold, I am against you, declares the LORD of hosts, and will lift up your skirts over your face; and I will make nations look at your nakedness and kingdoms at your shame.

Berean Study Bible
“Behold, I am against you,” declares the LORD of Hosts. “I will lift your skirts over your face. I will show your nakedness to the nations and your shame to the kingdoms.

King James Bible
Behold, I am against thee, saith the LORD of hosts; and I will discover thy skirts upon thy face, and I will shew the nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thy shame.

New King James Version
“Behold, I am against you,” says the LORD of hosts; “I will lift your skirts over your face, I will show the nations your nakedness, And the kingdoms your shame.

New American Standard Bible
“Behold, I am against you,” declares the LORD of armies; “And I will lift up your skirts over your face, And show the nations your nakedness, And the kingdoms your shame.

NASB 1995
"Behold, I am against you," declares the LORD of hosts; "And I will lift up your skirts over your face, And show to the nations your nakedness And to the kingdoms your disgrace.

NASB 1977
“Behold, I am against you,” declares the LORD of hosts; “And I will lift up your skirts over your face, And show to the nations your nakedness And to the kingdoms your disgrace.

Amplified Bible
“Behold, I am against you,” declares the LORD of hosts, “And I will lift up your skirts over your face, And I will let the nations look at your nakedness [O Nineveh] And the kingdoms at your disgrace.

Christian Standard Bible
I am against you. This is the declaration of the LORD of Armies. I will lift your skirts over your face and display your nakedness to nations, your shame to kingdoms.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I am against you. This is the declaration of the LORD of Hosts. I will lift your skirts over your face and display your nakedness to nations, your shame to kingdoms.

American Standard Version
Behold, I am against thee, saith Jehovah of hosts, and I will uncover thy skirts upon thy face; and I will show the nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thy shame.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Behold, I am against you, says LORD JEHOVAH of Hosts, and I shall throw your skirts over your faces, and I shall show your nakedness to the nations and your dishonor to the kingdoms

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Behold, I am against thee, saith the Lord God Almighty, and I will uncover thy skirts in thy presence, and I will shew the nations thy shame, and the kingdoms thy disgrace.

Contemporary English Version
But I, the LORD All-Powerful, am now your enemy. I will pull up your skirt and let nations and kingdoms stare at your nakedness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold I come against thee, saith the Lord of hosts: and I will discover thy shame to thy face, and will shew thy nakedness to the nations, and thy shame to kingdoms.

English Revised Version
Behold, I am against thee, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will discover thy skirts upon thy face; and I will shew the nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thy shame.

Good News Translation
The LORD Almighty says, "I will punish you, Nineveh! I will strip you naked and let the nations see you, see you in all your shame.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I am against you, Nineveh," declares the LORD of Armies. "I will lift up your dress over your face. I will show nations your naked body and kingdoms your disgrace.

International Standard Version
"Look, I am against you," declares the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, "so I will pull up your dress over your face. I will show your nakedness to the nations, and your disgrace to the kingdoms.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold, I am against thee, saith the LORD of hosts, And I will uncover thy skirts upon thy face, And I will shew the nations thy nakedness, And the kingdoms thy shame.

Literal Standard Version
“Behold, I [am] against you,” "" A declaration of YHWH of Hosts, "" “And have removed your skirts before your face, "" And have showed nations your nakedness, "" And kingdoms your shame,

NET Bible
I am against you," declares the LORD who commands armies. "I will strip off your clothes! I will show your nakedness to the nations and your shame to the kingdoms;

New Heart English Bible
"Look, I am against you," says the LORD of hosts, "and I will lift your skirts over your face. I will show the nations your nakedness, and the kingdoms your shame.

World English Bible
"Behold, I am against you," says Yahweh of Armies, "and I will lift your skirts over your face. I will show the nations your nakedness, and the kingdoms your shame.

Young's Literal Translation
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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Judgment Against Nineveh
4because of the many harlotries of the harlot, the seductive mistress of sorcery, who betrays nations by her prostitution and clans by her witchcraft. 5“Behold, I am against you,” declares the LORD of Hosts. “I will lift your skirts over your face. I will show your nakedness to the nations and your shame to the kingdoms. 6I will pelt you with filth and treat you with contempt; I will make a spectacle of you.…

Cross References
Isaiah 47:2
Take millstones and grind flour; remove your veil; strip off your skirt, bare your thigh, and wade through the streams.

Isaiah 47:3
Your nakedness will be uncovered and your shame will be exposed. I will take vengeance; I will spare no one."

Jeremiah 13:22
And if you ask yourself, "Why has this happened to me?" It is because of the magnitude of your iniquity that your skirts have been stripped off and your body has been exposed.

Jeremiah 13:26
So I will pull your skirts up over your face, that your shame may be seen.

Jeremiah 50:31
"Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," declares the Lord GOD of Hosts, "for your day has come, the time when I will punish you.

Ezekiel 16:37
therefore I will surely gather all the lovers with whom you found pleasure, all those you loved and all those you hated. I will gather them against you from all around and expose you before them, and they will see you completely naked.

Ezekiel 21:3
and tell her that this is what the LORD says: 'I am against you, and I will draw My sword from its sheath and cut off from you both the righteous and the wicked.

Ezekiel 26:3
therefore this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Behold, O Tyre, I am against you, and I will raise up many nations against you, as the sea brings up its waves.

Nahum 2:13
"Behold, I am against you," declares the LORD of Hosts. "I will send your chariots up in smoke, and the sword will devour your young lions. I will cut off your prey from the earth, and the voices of your messengers will no longer be heard."


Treasury of Scripture

Behold, I am against you, said the LORD of hosts; and I will discover your skirts on your face, and I will show the nations your nakedness, and the kingdoms your shame.

I am.

Nahum 2:13
Behold, I am against thee, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will burn her chariots in the smoke, and the sword shall devour thy young lions: and I will cut off thy prey from the earth, and the voice of thy messengers shall no more be heard.

Ezekiel 23:25
And I will set my jealousy against thee, and they shall deal furiously with thee: they shall take away thy nose and thine ears; and thy remnant shall fall by the sword: they shall take thy sons and thy daughters; and thy residue shall be devoured by the fire.

I will discover.

Isaiah 47:2,3
Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover thy locks, make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers…

Jeremiah 13:22,26
And if thou say in thine heart, Wherefore come these things upon me? For the greatness of thine iniquity are thy skirts discovered, and thy heels made bare…

Ezekiel 16:37
Behold, therefore I will gather all thy lovers, with whom thou hast taken pleasure, and all them that thou hast loved, with all them that thou hast hated; I will even gather them round about against thee, and will discover thy nakedness unto them, that they may see all thy nakedness.









Verse 5. - I am against thee (see note on Nahum 2:13). The Lord will punish Nineveh with the utmost ignominy, treating her ("the whore," ver. 4) like a harlot or adulteress. Thy skirts. The borders of the long flowing dress which added to her pomp (comp. Isaiah 47:2, etc.; Jeremiah 13:26; Lamentations 1:8). Upon (before) thy face. So that thou mayst know thine own shame. I will show the nations. All men shall see what thou really art, like an adulteress haled before the congregation.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“Behold,
הִנְנִ֣י (hin·nî)
Interjection | first person common singular
Strong's 2005: Lo! behold!

I [am] against you,”
אֵלַ֗יִךְ (’ê·la·yiḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

declares
נְאֻם֙ (nə·’um)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5002: An oracle

the LORD
יְהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

of Hosts.
צְבָא֔וֹת (ṣə·ḇā·’ō·wṯ)
Noun - common plural
Strong's 6635: A mass of persons, reg, organized for, war, a campaign

“I will lift
וְגִלֵּיתִ֥י (wə·ḡil·lê·ṯî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 1540: To denude, to exile, to reveal

your skirts
שׁוּלַ֖יִךְ (šū·la·yiḵ)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 7757: A skirt, a bottom edge

over
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

your face.
פָּנָ֑יִךְ (pā·nā·yiḵ)
Noun - common plural construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 6440: The face

I will show
וְהַרְאֵיתִ֤י (wə·har·’ê·ṯî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7200: To see

your nakedness
מַעְרֵ֔ךְ (ma‘·rêḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 4626: A nude place, the pudenda, a vacant space

to the nations
גוֹיִם֙ (ḡō·w·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

and your shame
קְלוֹנֵֽךְ׃ (qə·lō·w·nêḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 7036: Disgrace, the pudenda

to the kingdoms.
וּמַמְלָכ֖וֹת (ū·mam·lā·ḵō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 4467: Kingdom, sovereignty, dominion, reign


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