Nahum 3:9
New International Version
Cush and Egypt were her boundless strength; Put and Libya were among her allies.

New Living Translation
Ethiopia and the land of Egypt gave unlimited assistance. The nations of Put and Libya were among her allies.

English Standard Version
Cush was her strength; Egypt too, and that without limit; Put and the Libyans were her helpers.

Berean Study Bible
Cush and Egypt were her boundless strength; Put and Libya were her allies.

New American Standard Bible
Ethiopia was her might, And Egypt too, without limits. Put and Lubim were among her helpers.

King James Bible
Ethiopia and Egypt were her strength, and it was infinite; Put and Lubim were thy helpers.

Christian Standard Bible
Cush and Egypt were her endless source of strength; Put and Libya were among her allies.

Contemporary English Version
Thebes trusted the mighty power of Ethiopia and Egypt; the nations of Put and Libya were her allies.

Good News Translation
She ruled Ethiopia and Egypt, there was no limit to her power; Libya was her ally.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Cush and Egypt were her endless source of strength; Put and Libya were among her allies.

International Standard Version
Sudan was her source of strength, along with Egypt— there were no limits. Put and the Libyans were her allies.

NET Bible
Cush and Egypt had limitless strength; Put and the Libyans were among her allies.

New Heart English Bible
Cush and Egypt were her boundless strength. Put and Libya were her helpers.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Sudan and Egypt were her endless strength. Put and the Lybians were her help.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Ethiopia and Egypt were thy strength, and it was infinite; Put and Lubim were thy helpers.

New American Standard 1977
Ethiopia was her might, And Egypt too, without limits. Put and Lubim were among her helpers.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Ethiopia was thy strength and Egypt with no limit; Put and Libia went to thy aid.

King James 2000 Bible
Ethiopia and Egypt were her strength, and it was without limit; Put and Lubim were your helpers.

American King James Version
Ethiopia and Egypt were her strength, and it was infinite; Put and Lubim were your helpers.

American Standard Version
Ethiopia and Egypt were her strength, and it was infinite; Put and Lubim were thy helpers.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Ethiopia is her strength, and Egypt; and there was no limit of the flight of her enemies; and the Libyans became her helpers.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Ethiopia and Egypt were the strength thereof, and there is no end: Africa and the Libyans were thy helpers.

Darby Bible Translation
Ethiopia was her strength, and Egypt, and it was infinite; Phut and the Libyans were her helpers.

English Revised Version
Ethiopia and Egypt were her strength, and it was infinite; Put and Lubim were thy helpers.

Webster's Bible Translation
Cush and Egypt were her strength, and it was infinite; Put and Lubim were thy helpers.

World English Bible
Cush and Egypt were her boundless strength. Put and Libya were her helpers.

Young's Literal Translation
Cush her might, and Egypt, and there is no end. Put and Lubim have been for thy help.
Study Bible
Judgment Against Nineveh
8Are you better than Thebes, stationed by the Nile with water around her, whose rampart was the sea, whose wall was the water? 9Cush and Egypt were her boundless strength; Put and Libya were her allies. 10Yet she became an exile; she went into captivity. Her infants were dashed to pieces at the head of every street. They cast lots for her dignitaries, and all her nobles were bound in chains.…
Cross References
2 Chronicles 12:3
with 1,200 chariots, 60,000 horsemen, and countless troops who came with him out of Egypt--Libyans, Sukkites, and Cushites.

2 Chronicles 16:8
Were not the Cushites and Libyans a vast army with many chariots and horsemen? Yet because you relied on the LORD, He delivered them into your hand.

Isaiah 20:5
Those who made Cush their hope and Egypt their boast will be dismayed and ashamed.

Jeremiah 46:9
Advance, O horses! Race furiously, O chariots! Let the warriors come forth--Cush and Put carrying their shields, men of Lydia drawing the bow.

Ezekiel 27:10
Men of Persia, Lydia, and Put served as warriors in your army. They hung shields and helmets on your walls; they gave you splendor.

Ezekiel 30:5
Cush, Put, and Lud, and all the various peoples, as well as Libya and the men of the covenant land, will fall by the sword along with Egypt.'

Ezekiel 31:2
"Son of man, say to Pharaoh king of Egypt and to his multitude: 'Who can be compared to your greatness?

Ezekiel 38:5
Persia, Cush, and Put will accompany them, all with shields and helmets;

Daniel 11:43
He will gain control of the treasures of gold and silver and over all the riches of Egypt, and the Libyans and Cushites will also submit to him.

Treasury of Scripture

Ethiopia and Egypt were her strength, and it was infinite; Put and Lubim were your helpers.

Ethiopia.

Isaiah 20:5
And they shall be afraid and ashamed of Ethiopia their expectation, and of Egypt their glory.

Jeremiah 46:9
Come up, ye horses; and rage, ye chariots; and let the mighty men come forth; the Ethiopians and the Libyans, that handle the shield; and the Lydians, that handle and bend the bow.

Put.

Genesis 10:6
And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.

1 Chronicles 1:8
The sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.

Ezekiel 27:10
They of Persia and of Lud and of Phut were in thine army, thy men of war: they hanged the shield and helmet in thee; they set forth thy comeliness.

thy helpers.







Lexicon
Cush
כּ֥וּשׁ (kūš)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3568: A son of Ham, also his descendants, also a land in the southern Nile Valley

and Egypt
וּמִצְרַ֖יִם (ū·miṣ·ra·yim)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4714: Egypt -- a son of Ham, also his descendants and their country in Northwest Africa

were her boundless
וְאֵ֣ין (wə·’ên)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

strength;
עָצְמָ֛ה (‘ā·ṣə·māh)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6109: Powerfulness, numerousness

Put
פּ֣וּט (pūṭ)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6316: Put -- a son of Ham, also his descendants and their land

and Libya
וְלוּבִ֔ים (wə·lū·ḇîm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3864: Lubim -- inhabitants of North Africa

were
הָי֖וּ (hā·yū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

her allies.
בְּעֶזְרָתֵֽךְ׃ (bə·‘ez·rā·ṯêḵ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5833: Help, helper, assistance
Verse 9. - Ethiopia and Egypt were her strength. Urdamaneh, or Rudammon, in whose time this capture of No-Amon took place, was son and successor of Tirhalrah, who is called expressly King of Ethiopia (2 Kings 19:9; Isaiah 37:9). Egypt. The Egyptians proper, combined with the Ethiopians, formed the kingdom of Egypt under the twenty-fifth, the Ethiopian, dynasty. And it was infinite. The power of Egypt was boundless, its forces in numerable (see 2 Chronicles 12:3). Pusey notes a remark of Cato (in Steph. Byzant. ap. Boch., 4:27) that the Egyptians connected with Thebes amounted to seven millions. In Isaiah 18-20. Ethiopia and Egypt are represented as combined against Assyria, and conquered by it (Wordsworth). Septuagint, Οὐκ ἔστῃ τέρας τῆς φυγῆς, There was no limit of the flight. This is thought by Jerome to be connected with the previous verses, and to refer to Nineveh. Put and Lubim were thy helpers. No- Amon is here suddenly addressed. Put, or Punt, designates either a part of Arabia or that part of the coast of Egypt opposite to it (see Ebers, 'AEgypt. und die Buch. Mos.,' p. 64, etc.). Luhim are the Lybians, dwelling on the west of the Canopic mouth of the Nile. Thus the enumeration of the forces of Thebes is regularly arranged, beginning with the south, Ethiopia, then through Egypt proper to the north, and then to the provinces on the east and west (Knabenbauer). The Vulgate translates the two terms, Africa et Libya. The LXX. combines them in one, Λίβυες. These peoples are named together elsewhere: e.g. Jeremiah 46:9; Ezekiel 27:10; Ezekiel 30:5; Ezekiel 38:5. 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.
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