NA-3:1  Woe to the bloody city! it [is] all full of lies [and]

robbery; the

prey departeth not;

NA-3:2  The noise of a whip, and the noise of the rattling of

the wheels, and

of the prancing horses, and of the jumping chariots.

NA-3:3  The horseman lifteth up both the bright sword and the


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:

NA-3:4  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.

NA-3:5  Behold, I [am] against thee, saith the LORD of hosts;

and I will

discover thy skirts upon thy face, and I will show the nations

thy nakedness,

and the kingdoms thy shame.

NA-3:6  And I will cast abominable filth upon thee, and make

thee vile, and

will set thee as a gazingstock.

NA-3:7  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?

NA-3:8  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?

NA-3:9  Ethiopia and Egypt [were] her strength, and [it was]

infinite; Put and

Lubim were thy helpers.

NA-3:10  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.

NA-3:11  Thou also shalt be drunken: thou shalt be hid, thou

also shalt seek

strength because of the enemy.

NA-3:12  All thy strong holds [shall be like] fig trees with the


figs: if they be shaken, they shall even fall into the mouth of

the eater.

NA-3:13  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


NA-3:14  Draw thee waters for the siege, fortify thy strong

holds: go into

clay, and tread the mortar, make strong the brickkiln.

NA-3:15  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


make thyself many as the locusts.

NA-3:16  Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of

heaven: the

cankerworm spoileth, and fleeth away.

NA-3:17  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


NA-3:18  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


NA-3:19  [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?