More warnings to Ninevah.
Ninevah will have big trouble! It is a
bloody city full of lies and thieves.
 Woe to the bloody city! it is all full of lies and robbery; the
prey departeth not;
You can hear the noise of the horses and
chariots. You can hear the whips and the wheels turning. The soldiers
in the chariots are holding up swords and shiny spears. There are many,
many dead people.
 The noise of a whip, and the noise of
the rattling of the wheels, and of the pransing horses, and of the jumping
 The horseman lifteth up both the bright sword and
the glittering spear: and there is a multitude of slain, and a great
number of carcases; and there is none end of their corpses; they stumble
upon their corpses:
Nineveh will be destroyed because she was like witches
and prostitutes. The Lord says He is against her. He will
show the other countries how evil she is.
 Because of the multitude of the
whoredoms of the wellfavoured harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that
selleth nations through her whoredoms, and families through her
 Behold, I am against thee, saith the LORD of
hosts; and I will discover thy skirts upon thy face, and I will shew the
nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thy shame.
He says He will throw
trash on her and make her dirty. Other countries will see how dirty
 And I
will cast abominable filth upon thee, and make thee vile, and will set
thee as a gazingstock.
sees her will run away. They will say that Nineveh is destroyed. Who will
mourn for her?
 And it shall come to pass, that all
they that look upon thee shall flee from thee, and say, Nineveh is laid
waste: who will bemoan her? whence shall I seek comforters for thee?
The Lord reminds Nineveh
that He has destroyed other places, and He will destroy her.
Nineveh, do you think you are better
than the city of Thebes? They had the Nile River around them for
protection. They were also protected by the seas. Ethiopia, Egypt, Put,
and Lubim were her helpers.
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?
 Ethiopia and Egypt were her strength, and it
was infinite; Put and Lubim were thy helpers.
But Thebes was carried
away. The people were captured. The children were killed in the
streets. The strong men were put in chains. The royal men were auctioned
 Yet 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
honourable men, and all her great men were bound in chains.
Nineveh, your time is
coming. You will try to be drunk and hide. You will try to find help. Your
strong buildings will be like fig trees that fall. The fruit will fall
into the mouths of the people who capture her.
Thou also shalt be drunken: thou shalt be hid, thou also shalt seek
strength because of the enemy.
 All thy strong holds shall
be like fig trees with the firstripe figs: if they be shaken, they shall
even fall into the mouth of the eater.
Your army is not strong. Your gates are wide open
so that your enemies can come in. Fire will burn in your cities. Bring
water, and make your walls stronger with bricks.
 Behold, 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.
Draw thee waters for the siege, fortify thy strong holds: go into clay,
and tread the morter, make strong the brickkiln.
Fire will destroy you.
You will be cut off with swords. Your city will be destroyed the same as a
cankerworm destroys the plants.
shall the fire devour thee; the sword shall cut thee off, it shall eat
thee up like the cankerworm: make thyself many as the cankerworm, make
thyself many as the locusts.
You have many merchants in your city. There are
as many as the stars in the sky. But the cankerworm will destroy it all,
then they will fly away.
 Thou hast multiplied thy
merchants above the stars of heaven: the cankerworm spoileth, and flieth
leaders who wear crowns and the captains of your army are like locusts and
grasshoppers. They sit around when it's cold. But when it warms up,
they fly away.
 Thy crowned are as the locusts, and thy captains 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
Assyria, your leaders sleep in the dust. Your people are scattered in the
mountains. No one gathers them in.
 Thy shepherds slumber, O king of Assyria: thy nobles
shall dwell in the dust: thy people is scattered upon the mountains, and
no man gathereth them.
caused much pain that won't heal.
Is there anyone that you haven't hurt?
When people hear that you are destroyed, they will be happy and clap
 There is no healing of thy bruise;
thy wound is grievous: all that hear the bruit of thee shall clap the
hands over thee: for upon whom hath not thy wickedness passed continually?