Nahum 3
King James Bible: Purple Letter Edition
1Woe to the bloody city! It is all full of lies and robbery; the prey departeth not; 2The noise of a whip, and the noise of the rattling of the wheels, and of the prancing horses, and of the bounding {jumping} chariots. 3The horseman lifteth up both the bright sword and the glittering spear; and there is a multitude of slain, and a great number of carcasses; and there is no {none} end of their corpses; they stumble upon their corpses, 4Because of the multitude of the harlotries of the well-favored harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her harlotries, and families through her witchcrafts. 5Behold, I am against thee, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will uncover {discover} thy skirts from {upon} thy face, and I will show the nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thy shame. 6And I will cast abominable filth upon thee, and make thee vile, and will set thee as a gazingstock. 7And it shall come to pass, that all they who look upon thee shall flee from thee, and say, Nineveh is laid waste; who will bemoan her? Where {Whence} shall I seek comforters for thee?

8Art thou better than populous No-amon {No}, that was situated among the rivers, that had the waters round about it, whose rampart was the sea, and her wall was from the sea? 9Ethiopia and Egypt were her strength, and it was unlimited {infinite}; Put and Lubim were thy helpers. 10Yet was she carried away, she went into captivity; her young children also were dashed in pieces at the top of all the streets; and they cast lots for her honorable men, and all her great men were bound in chains. 11Thou also shalt be drunken; thou shalt be hidden, thou also shalt seek strength because of the enemy. 12All thy strongholds shall be like fig trees with the first-ripe figs; if they be shaken, they shall even fall into the mouth of the eater. 13Behold, thy people in the midst of thee are women; the gates of thy land shall be set wide open unto thine enemies; the fire shall devour thy bars.

14Draw thee waters for the siege, fortify thy strongholds; go into clay, and tread the mortar, make strong the brickkiln. 15There shall the fire devour thee; the sword shall cut thee off, it shall eat thee up like the cankerworm. Make thyself many like {as} the cankerworm, make thyself many like {as} the locusts. 16Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven; the cankerworm spoileth, and flieth away. 17Thy princes {crowned} are like {as} the locusts, and thy captains like {as} the great grasshoppers, which camp in the hedges in the cold day, but when the sun ariseth they flee away, and their place is not known where they are.

18Thy shepherds slumber, O king of Assyria; thy nobles shall dwell in the dust; thy people are {is} scattered upon the mountains, and no man gathereth them. 19There is no healing of thy bruise, thy wound is grievous; all that hear the report {bruit} of thee shall clap the hands over thee; for upon whom hath not thy wickedness passed continually?

King James Bible: Purple Letter Edition
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