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NAHUM. - The Parallel Bible. Old Testament (KJV) 
The Parallel Bible. The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments translated out of the Original Tongues: being the Authorised Version arranged in parallel columns with the Revised Version (Oxford University Press, 1885).
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1The burden of Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.
3 The Lord*is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the Lordhath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.
4 He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon languisheth.
5 The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein.
6 Who can stand before his indignation? and who can † abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him.
7 The Lordis good, a ∥ strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.
8 But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies.
9 What do ye imagine against the Lord? he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time.
10 For while they be folden together as thorns, and while they are drunken as drunkards, they shall be devoured as stubble fully dry.
11 There is one come out of thee, that imagineth evil against the Lord,† a wicked counseller.
13 For now will I break his yoke from off thee, and will burst thy bonds in sunder.
14 And the Lord hath given a commandment concerning thee, that no more of thy name be sown: out of the house of thy gods will I cut off the graven image and the molten image: I will make thy grave; for thou art vile.
15 Behold upon the * mountains the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace! O Judah, † keep thy solemn feasts, perform thy vows: for † the wicked shall no more pass through thee; he is utterly cut off.
1∥ He that dasheth in pieces is come up before thy face: keep the munition, watch the way, make thy loins strong, fortify thy power mightily.
4 The chariots shall rage in the streets, they shall justle one against another in the broad ways: † they shall seem like torches, they shall run like the lightnings.
6 The gates of the rivers shall be opened, and the palace shall be ∥ dissolved.
10 She is empty, and void, and waste: and the * heart melteth, and the knees smite together, and much pain is in all loins, and the faces of them all gather blackness.
11 Where is the dwelling of the lions, and the feedingplace of the young lions, where the lion, even the old lion, walked, and the lion’s whelp, and none made them afraid?
12 The lion did tear in pieces enough for his whelps, and strangled for his lionesses, and filled his holes with prey, and his dens with ravin.
13 Behold, I am against thee, saith the Lord of hosts, and I will burn her chariots in the smoke, and the sword shall devour thy young lions: and I will cut off thy prey from the earth, and the voice of thy messengers shall no more be heard.
2 The noise of a whip, and the noise of the rattling of the wheels, and of the pransing horses, and of the jumping chariots.
3 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:
4 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 witchcrafts.
5 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.
6 And I will cast abominable filth upon thee, and make thee vile, and will set thee as a gazingstock.
7 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?
9 Ethiopia and Egypt were her strength, and it was infinite; Put and Lubim were † thy helpers.
10 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.
11 Thou also shalt be * drunken: thou shalt be hid, thou also shalt seek strength because of the enemy.
12 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.
13 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.
14 Draw thee waters for the siege, fortify thy strong holds: go into clay, and tread the morter, make strong the brickkiln.
15 There 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.
16 Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven: the cankerworm ∥ spoileth, and fleeth away.
17‡ 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 are.
18 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.
19There 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?
[∥ ]Or, The Lord is a jealous God, and a revenger, &c.
[* ]Ex. 20. 5.
[† ]Heb. that hath fury.
[* ]Ex. 34. 6, 7.
[† ]Heb stand up.
[∥ ]Or, strength.
[† ]Heb. a counseller of Belial.
[∥ ]Or, If they would have been at peace, so should they have been many, and so should they have been shorn, and he should have passed away.
[† ]Heb. shorn.
[* ]Is. 52 7. Rom. 10. 15
[† ]Heb. feast.
[† ]Heb. Belial.
[∥ ]Or, The disperser, or, hammer
[* ]Is. 10. 12.
[∥ ]Or, the pride of Jacob as the pride of Israel.
[∥ ]Or, dyed scarlet.
[∥ ]Or, fiery torches
[† ]Heb. their show.
[∥ ]Or, gallants.
[† ]Heb covering, or, coverer.
[∥ ]Or, molten.
[∥ ]Or, that which was established, or, there was a stand made
[∥ ]Or, discovered
[∥ ]Or, from the days that she hath been.
[∥ ]Or, cause them to turn.
[∥ ]Or, and their infinite store, &c.
[† ]Heb. vessels of desire.
[* ]Is. 13. 7, 8.
[† ]Heb. city of bloods
[* ]Ezek. 24. 9 Hab. 2. 12.
[† ]Heb. the flame of the sword, and the lightning of the spear.
[* ]Is. 47. 3 Ezek. 16. 37.
[∥ ]Or, nourishing.
[† ]Heb. No Amon.
[† ]Heb. in thy help.
[* ]Jer. 25. 17.
[∥ ]Or, spreadeth himself.
[‡ ][1611 The]
[∥ ]Or, valiant ones.
[† ]Heb. wrinkling.