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Nahum 3

3 Woe to the abloody city!

It is all full of lies and robbery;

bThe prey departeth not;

The noise of a whip, and cthe noise of the rattling of the wheels,

And of the dpransing horses, and of the ejumping chariots.

The horseman lifteth up both the bright sword and fthe glittering spear:

And gthere is a multitude of slain, and a great number of carcases;

And there is none end of their corpses; they stumble upon their corpses:

Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the wellfavoured hharlot,

iThe kmistress of lwitchcrafts,

That selleth nations through hher whoredoms,

And families through her lwitchcrafts.

mBehold, I am against thee, saith the Lord of hosts;

And nI will discover thy skirts upon thy face,

And noI will shew the nations thy nakedness,

And the kingdoms opthy shame.

And ppI will cast abominable filth upon thee, and qmake thee vile,

And will set thee as ra gazingstock.

And it shall come to pass, that all they that rlook upon thee sshall flee from thee, and say,

tNineveh is laid waste: uwho will bemoan her?

vWhence shall I seek comforters for thee?

wArt thou better than ||populous xNo,

That was situate among ythe rivers, that had the waters round about it,

Whose zrampart was athe sea, and her wall was from athe sea?

bcEthiopia and bEgypt were her strength, and dit was infinite;

ePut and bfLubim were thy helpers.

10  gYet was she carried away, she went into captivity:

hHer young children also were dashed in pieces iat the top of all the streets:

And kthey cast lots for lher honourable men,

And all her great men were bound lin chains.

11  mThou also shalt be drunken: thou shalt be hid,

Thou also shalt seek nstrength because of the enemy.

12  All thy strong holds shall be olike pfig trees with the firstripe figs:

If they be shaken, they shall even fall into the mouth of the eater.

13  Behold, thy people in the midst of thee qrare women:

The gates of thy land shall be set wide open unto thine enemies:

The fire shall devour thy rbars.

14  sDraw thee waters for the siege, tfortify thy strong holds:

Go into clay, and tread ttthe morter, make strong the brickkiln.

15  There shall the fire devour thee;

The sword shall cut thee off,

It shall eat thee up like uthe cankerworm:

Make thyself many as uthe cankerworm,

Make thyself many as uthe locusts.

16  Thou hast multiplied vthy merchants above the stars of heaven:

uThe cankerworm ||wspoileth, and flieth away.

17  xThy crowned are as uthe locusts, and thy ycaptains as zthe 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.

18  Thy shepherds aslumber, bO king of Assyria: thy ||cnobles shall ddwell in the dust:

Thy people eis scattered upon the mountains, and fno man gathereth them.

19  There is no healing of gthy bruise; hthy wound is grievous:

All that hear ithe bruit of thee kshall clap the hands over thee:

For lupon whom hath not thy wickedness passed continually?

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