Nahum 3:8
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New International Version
Are you better than Thebes, situated on the Nile, with water around her? The river was her defense, the waters her wall.

King James Bible
Art thou better than populous No, that was situate among the rivers, that had the waters round about it, whose rampart was the sea, and her wall was from the sea?

Darby Bible Translation
Art thou better than No-Amon, that was situate among the rivers, [that had] the waters round about her, whose rampart was the sea, [and] of the sea was her wall?

World English Bible
Are you better than No-Amon, who was situated among the rivers, who had the waters around her; whose rampart was the sea, and her wall was of the sea?

Young's Literal Translation
Art thou better than No-Ammon, That is dwelling among brooks? Waters she hath round about her, Whose bulwark is the sea, waters her wall.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Art thou better than populous No - No-Ammon, or Diospolis, in the Delta, on one branch of the Nile. This is supposed to be the city mentioned by Nahum; and which had been lately destroyed, probably by the Chaldeans.

The waters round about it - Being situated in the Delta, it had the fork of two branches of the Nile to defend it by land; and its barrier or wall was the sea, the Mediterranean, into which these branches emptied themselves: so that this city, and the place it stood on, were wholly surrounded by the waters.

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thou.

Ezekiel 31:2,3 Son of man, speak to Pharaoh king of Egypt, and to his multitude; Whom are you like in your greatness...

Amos 6:2 Pass you to Calneh, and see; and from there go you to Hamath the great: then go down to Gath of the Philistines...

populous No. or, nourishing No. Heb. No-amon.

Jeremiah 46:25,26 The LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, said; Behold, I will punish the multitude of No, and Pharaoh, and Egypt...

Ezekiel 30:14-16 And I will make Pathros desolate, and will set fire in Zoan, and will execute judgments in No...

that had.

Isaiah 19:5-10 And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the river shall be wasted and dried up...

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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
Isaiah 19:6
The canals will stink; the streams of Egypt will dwindle and dry up. The reeds and rushes will wither,

Jeremiah 25:19
Pharaoh king of Egypt, his attendants, his officials and all his people,

Jeremiah 46:12
The nations will hear of your shame; your cries will fill the earth. One warrior will stumble over another; both will fall down together."

Jeremiah 46:25
The LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: "I am about to bring punishment on Amon god of Thebes, on Pharaoh, on Egypt and her gods and her kings, and on those who rely on Pharaoh.

Ezekiel 29:15
It will be the lowliest of kingdoms and will never again exalt itself above the other nations. I will make it so weak that it will never again rule over the nations.

Ezekiel 30:14
I will lay waste Upper Egypt, set fire to Zoan and inflict punishment on Thebes.

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