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Nahum 3

Introduction

Overview

Nahum 3:1, The miserable ruin of Nineveh.

Verse 1

to: Isaiah 24:9, Ezekiel 22:2, Ezekiel 22:3, Ezekiel 24:6-1 Samuel :, Habakkuk 2:12, Zephaniah 3:1-Leviticus :

bloody city: Heb. city of bloods

full: Nahum 2:12, Isaiah 17:14, Isaiah 42:24, Hosea 4:2

Reciprocal: Isaiah 10:14 - And my Ezekiel 24:9 - Woe Ezekiel 31:3 - the Assyrian Ezekiel 32:22 - Asshur Micah 5:6 - they Nahum 2:11 - the dwelling Nahum 2:13 - I will cut

Verse 2

noise: Nahum 2:3, Nahum 2:4, Judges 5:22, Job 39:22-Lamentations :, Isaiah 9:5, Jeremiah 47:3

Reciprocal: Isaiah 5:28 - their horses' Jeremiah 8:16 - at the Ezekiel 23:24 - with chariots Ezekiel 26:7 - with horses Joel 2:5 - the noise

Verse 3

bright sword and the glittering spear: Heb. flame of the sword, and lightning of the spear, Nahum 2:4, Genesis 3:24, Habakkuk 3:11

and there: Isaiah 37:36, Ezekiel 31:3-1 Chronicles :, Ezekiel 39:4

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 47:3 - the noise Ezekiel 21:10 - it is furbished Ezekiel 23:24 - with chariots Ezekiel 26:7 - with horses Joel 2:5 - the noise Amos 8:3 - many Nahum 2:5 - they shall stumble

Verse 4

the mistress: Isaiah 23:15-Esther :, Isaiah 47:9, Isaiah 47:12, Isaiah 47:13, Revelation 17:1-Deuteronomy :, Revelation 18:2, Revelation 18:3, Revelation 18:9, Revelation 18:23

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 9:22 - the whoredoms Proverbs 11:22 - a jewel Isaiah 23:17 - shall commit Ezekiel 16:35 - O harlot Amos 3:2 - all Nahum 1:14 - I will make

Verse 5

I am: See note on Nahum 2:13, and see note on Ezekiel 23:25.

I will discover: Isaiah 47:2, Isaiah 47:3, Jeremiah 13:22, Jeremiah 13:26, Ezekiel 16:37, Ezekiel 23:29, Micah 1:11, Habakkuk 2:16

Reciprocal: Isaiah 3:17 - discover Jeremiah 50:31 - I am Ezekiel 13:8 - behold Ezekiel 21:3 - Behold Ezekiel 28:22 - I am against Ezekiel 35:3 - I am Ezekiel 39:1 - Behold Revelation 3:18 - the shame Revelation 17:1 - the great

Verse 6

I will cast: Job 9:31, Job 30:19, Psalms 38:5-Judges :, Lamentations 3:16, Malachi 2:2, 1 Corinthians 4:13

make: Nahum 1:14, Job 30:8, Malachi 2:9

will set: 1 Kings 9:7, 1 Kings 9:8, Isaiah 14:16-Psalms :, Jeremiah 51:37, Zephaniah 2:15, 1 Corinthians 4:9, Hebrews 10:33, Jude 1:7

Reciprocal: Isaiah 47:2 - make bare Ezekiel 13:8 - behold Ezekiel 16:37 - General Malachi 2:3 - spread Luke 15:15 - to feed

Verse 7

that all: Numbers 16:34, Jeremiah 51:9, Revelation 18:10

Nineveh: Nahum 2:9, Nahum 2:10, Jeremiah 51:41-John :, Revelation 18:16-Psalms :

who: Isaiah 51:19, Jeremiah 15:5, Lamentations 2:13

Reciprocal: Genesis 10:11 - Nineveh Psalms 64:8 - all that Jeremiah 50:36 - her mighty Zephaniah 2:13 - will make

Verse 8

thou: Ezekiel 31:2, Ezekiel 31:3, Amos 6:2

populous No: or, nourishing No, Heb. No-amon, Jeremiah 46:25, Jeremiah 46:26, Ezekiel 30:14-Nehemiah :

that had: Isaiah 19:5-2 Samuel :

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 19:4 - better Jeremiah 25:19 - Pharaoh Jeremiah 46:12 - heard Ezekiel 29:15 - rule Ezekiel 30:5 - Ethiopia Zechariah 11:2 - Howl

Verse 9

Ethiopia: Isaiah 20:5, Jeremiah 46:9

Put: Genesis 10:6, 1 Chronicles 1:8, Ezekiel 27:10, Ezekiel 30:5, Ezekiel 38:5

thy helpers: Heb. in thy help

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 12:3 - Lubims Jeremiah 46:25 - and their Ezekiel 29:15 - rule Ezekiel 30:6 - They also

Verse 10

she carried: Psalms 33:16, Psalms 33:17, Isaiah 20:4

her young: 2 Kings 8:12, Psalms 137:8, Isaiah 13:6, Hosea 13:16, Amos 1:13

at: Lamentations 2:19, Lamentations 4:1

cast: Joel 3:3, Obadiah 1:11

Reciprocal: Isaiah 13:16 - children Isaiah 13:18 - shall dash Ezekiel 7:23 - a chain Ezekiel 24:6 - let no Hosea 10:14 - the mother

Verse 11

Thou also: Diodorus relates, that while the Assyrian army were feasting for their former victories, those about Arbaces being informed of their negligence and drunkenness, fell upon them unexpectedly, slew many, and drove the rest into the city.

shalt be drunken: Nahum 1:10, Psalms 75:8, Isaiah 29:9, Isaiah 49:26, Isaiah 63:6, Jeremiah 25:15-Daniel :, Jeremiah 51:57

thou shalt be hid: 1 Samuel 13:6, 1 Samuel 14:11, Isaiah 2:10, Isaiah 2:19, Hosea 10:8, Amos 9:3, Micah 7:17, Luke 23:30, Revelation 6:15-Esther :

thou also: Nahum 2:1, Jeremiah 4:5, Jeremiah 8:14

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 25:16 - General Jeremiah 48:26 - ye him Jeremiah 51:39 - their heat

Verse 12

Habakkuk 1:10, Revelation 6:13

Reciprocal: Isaiah 25:2 - For Isaiah 28:4 - the hasty Isaiah 30:25 - when Hosea 10:14 - and all Nahum 2:13 - I will cut

Verse 13

thy people: Isaiah 19:16, Jeremiah 50:37, Jeremiah 51:30

the gates: Nahum 2:6, Psalms 107:16, Isaiah 45:1, Isaiah 45:2

thy bars: Psalms 147:13, Jeremiah 51:30

Reciprocal: Isaiah 3:12 - children Jeremiah 50:36 - her mighty Amos 1:5 - break Obadiah 1:9 - thy Nahum 3:15 - shall the

Verse 14

Draw: 2 Chronicles 32:3, 2 Chronicles 32:4, 2 Chronicles 32:11, Isaiah 22:9-1 Kings :, Isaiah 37:25

fortify: Nahum 2:1, Isaiah 8:9, Jeremiah 46:3, Jeremiah 46:4, Jeremiah 46:9, Joel 3:9-1 Kings :

Reciprocal: Genesis 11:3 - brick Exodus 1:14 - in mortar Jeremiah 43:9 - in the brickkiln Jeremiah 51:12 - the standard

Verse 15

shall the: Nahum 3:13, Nahum 2:13, Zephaniah 2:13

it: Joel 1:4, Joel 2:25

make thyself many as the locusts: Exodus 10:13-Ezra :

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 51:12 - the standard Jeremiah 51:14 - as with Jeremiah 51:27 - cause Amos 7:1 - he 2 Timothy 2:17 - their word Revelation 9:3 - locusts

Verse 16

above: Genesis 15:5, Genesis 22:17, Nehemiah 9:23, Jeremiah 33:22

spoileth: or, spreadeth himself

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 30:21 - it shall not

Verse 17

Revelation 9:7

Reciprocal: Psalms 104:22 - General Jeremiah 50:36 - her mighty Ezekiel 31:12 - gone Nahum 2:8 - Stand Revelation 9:3 - locusts

Verse 18

Thy shepherds: That is, the rulers and tributary princes, who, as Herodotus informs us, deserted Nineveh in the day of her distress, and came not to her succour. Diodorus also says, that when the enemy shut up the king in the city, many nations revolted; each going over to the besiegers for the sake of their liberty; that the king despatched messengers to all his subjects, requiring power from them to succour him, and that he thought himself able to endure the siege, and remained in expectation of armies which were to be raised throughout his empire, relying on the oracle, that the city would not be taken till the river became its enemy. Nahum 2:6, Exodus 15:16, Psalms 76:5, Psalms 76:6, Isaiah 56:9, Isaiah 56:10, Jeremiah 51:39, Jeremiah 51:57

O King: Jeremiah 50:18, Ezekiel 31:3-Job :, Ezekiel 32:22, Ezekiel 32:23

nobles: or, valiant ones, Isaiah 47:1, Revelation 6:15

thy people: 1 Kings 22:17, Isaiah 13:14

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 6:3 - shepherds Jeremiah 50:36 - her mighty Ezekiel 31:11 - I have driven Ezekiel 31:12 - gone Zephaniah 2:13 - will make

Verse 19

no: Jeremiah 30:13-Ezra :, Jeremiah 46:11, Ezekiel 30:21, Ezekiel 30:22, Micah 1:9, Zephaniah 2:13-Ezra :

healing: Heb. wrinkling

the bruit: Jeremiah 10:22

shall: Job 27:23, Isaiah 14:8-Ecclesiastes :, Lamentations 2:15, Ezekiel 25:6, Revelation 18:20

upon: Nahum 2:11, Nahum 2:12, Isaiah 10:6-2 Chronicles :, Isaiah 37:18, Revelation 13:7, Revelation 17:2, Revelation 18:2, Revelation 18:3

Reciprocal: Isaiah 1:6 - bruises Isaiah 27:7 - he smitten Jeremiah 28:8 - prophesied Jeremiah 50:18 - as I Jeremiah 51:8 - take balm Jonah 1:2 - Nineveh Micah 7:10 - she that Zephaniah 2:15 - every Zephaniah 3:6 - cut Revelation 14:8 - because

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Nahum 3". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/nahum-3.html.