The miserable ruin of Nineveh.
Nahum 3:1 Woe to the bloody City, it [is] all full of lyes [and] robberie, the pray departeth not. Nahum 3:2 The noise of a whip, and the noise of the rattling of the wheeles, and of the praunsing horses, and of the iumping charets. Nahum 3:3 The horseman lifteth vp both the bright sword, & the glittering speare, and [there is] a multitude of slaine, and a great number of carkeises: and [there is] none ende of their corpses: they stumble vpon their corpses, Nahum 3:4 Because of the multitude of the whoredomes of the wel-fauoured harlot, the mistresse of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredomes, and families through her witchcrafts. Nahum 3:5 Behold, I [am] against thee, saith the LORD of hostes, and I will discouer thy skirtes vpon thy face, and I will shew the nations thy nakednesse, and the kingdomes thy shame. Nahum 3:6 And I will cast abominable filth vpon thee, and make thee vile, and will set thee as a gazing stocke. Nahum 3:7 And it shall come to passe, [that] all they that looke vpon thee, shall flee from thee, and say; Nineueh is layde waste, who will bemoane her? whence shall I seeke comforters for thee? Nahum 3:8 Art thou better then populous No, that was scituate among the riuers [that had] the waters round about it, whose rampart [was] the sea, [and] her wall [was] from the sea? Nahum 3:9 Ethiopia and Egypt [were] her strength, and [it was] infinit, Put and Lubim were thy helpers. Nahum 3:10 Yet [was] she caried away, she went into captiuitie: her yong children also were dashed in pieces at the top of all the streetes: and they cast lots for her honourable men, and all her great men were bound in chaines. Nahum 3:11 Thou also shalt be drunken: thou shalt bee hid, thou also shalt seeke strength because of the enemie. Nahum 3:12 All thy strong holds [shall be like] fig trees with the first ripe figs: if they bee shaken, they shall euen fall into the mouth of the eater. Nahum 3:13 Beholde, thy people in the midst of thee [are] women: the gates of thy land shall be set wide open vnto thine enemies, the fire shall deuoure thy barres. Nahum 3:14 Draw thee waters for the siege: fortifie thy strong holdes, goe into clay, and tread the morter: make strong the bricke-kill. Nahum 3:15 There shall the fire deuoure thee: the sword shall cut thee off: it shall eate thee vp like the cankerworme: make thy selfe many as the cankerworme, make thy selfe many as the locusts. Nahum 3:16 Thou hast multiplied thy merchants aboue the starres of heauen; the cankerworme spoileth & flieth away. Nahum 3:17 The crowned [are] as the locusts, and thy captains as the great grashoppers which campe in the hedges in the cold day: [but] when the Sunne ariseth, they flee away, and their place is not knowen where they [are]. Nahum 3:18 Thy shepheards slumber, O king of Assyria: thy nobles shall dwell [in the dust]: thy people is scattered vpon the mountaines, & no man gathereth [them]. Nahum 3:19 There is no healing of thy bruise: thy wound is grieuous: all that heare the bruit of thee, shall clap the hands ouer thee; for vpon whom hath not thy wickednesse passed continually?