Nahum Chapter 3

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Nahum 3

1 Woe to the bloody city! it is all full of lies and robbery; the prey departeth not;

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?

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?

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.

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?

27 thoughts on “Nahum Chapter 3

  1. 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?

    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?

    Be careful how you treat those around you or there will be no one left to comfort you when you need it, and they will applaud when they hear of your down-fall. People may not remember everything you have said or done, but they will never forget how you made them feel.

  2. 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?

    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?

    9 Ethiopia and Egypt were her strength, and it was infinite; Put and Lubim were thy helpers.

    We should never think that God does not know. Are we better than anyone else? The answer to that is NO, we must give account not only to God but to our brothers and sisters.
    When we rebel against God and his word, we reach for excuses. We need to search for strength, which would come from God. If we are not careful we will draw strength from the wrong sources, Ethiopia and Egypt.
    Ethiopia and Egypt are types of sin and trespass, which if we draw from we will draw from our own sins and not the strength we need from God.To get strength from God we must repent and make things right with God.

  3. THE HIGH COST OF REBELLION AND DISOBEDIENCE

    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.

    We read repeatedly of the rebellion and disobedience of Israel. We also read repeatedly about the judgement and the HIGH COST that comes along with the DISOBEDIENCE. We cannot run far enough or fast enough to elude the judgement of GOD. However we can STOP, DROP and REPENT.

    3 See the flashing swords and glittering spears
    as the charioteers charge past!
    There are countless casualties,
    heaps of bodies—
    so many bodies that
    people stumble over them.
    4 All this because Nineveh,
    the beautiful and faithless city,
    mistress of deadly charms,
    enticed the nations with her beauty.
    She taught them all her magic,
    enchanting people everywhere.

    Judgement is relentless, painful and sorrowful. We MUST repent of any and all sin while there is still time.

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  4. 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.

    And the wage of sin is death. How can one human stand against the Terrible, Poweful, and Holy God? Pretty much in these few verses they are deminshed and described as weak and fearful. Rebellion and sin will have its consequence. God does not play games. His grace period is that people may repent not that they may extend thier wickedness to see how long they can get away with it. The Lord sees all, why would any one want to try to have the Lord against them? Repentance and obedience is the road to success and blessing.

  5. Mankind judged guilty.
    ” There is none righteous, no not one”
    Romans 3:10

    We are all in need of a Savior.
    Thank GOD FOR HIS REDEEMING
    BLOOD!!!

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  6. This chapter illustrates behavior. Their vile actions consumed them, as such nothing else mattered. One’s actions and choices, will be who one is; “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good”. What a mighty God we serve! God bless Jerusalem and you all, in Jesus name, Amen

  7. This chapter reminds us that there is no where to hide from your sin and its judgement. It reminded me of my sisters’ church theme for 2014: which is Look up; Look in and Look out. The only way to find forgiveness is to look up to the one who can change the course of your life. Then look in and make a true 180 within. Now look out devil; I am coming stronger than before to share with everyone the good news of my God.

  8. 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?

    What a terrible state to be, where you pain and injuries can not heal. Nineveh this is the same place that once humbled themselves before God with Jonah, dressed in sack cloth and ashes, and fasted until God forgave them and did not destroyed them…what changed???? Leadership, with a new generation that no longer cares. Today we face a country with a leader that claims both Muslim and Christianity, a generation of throw away things as well as relationships, where consuming the most and the best seems to be the norm of the day. Where are we going??? How will we end as a country??? What is left to do?? The only thing to do is go out there, do not waste a moment of time, talk about Jesus to everyone, no matter the place, no matter the time, bring them to Him for He is the only one that can heal the bruise and broken.

  9. 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.

    Shame is self imposed. When we do what we know is wrong and we condemn ourselves we feel shame.

    God doesn’t give shame but conviction. Shame pushes us away from God and makes us hide from his. Adam and Eve hid because of their shame.

    Conviction causes us to feel guilty and leads us to The Lord.

  10. 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?

    When God does judge and grace is over, there isn’t healing. The punishment matches the sins and no one can bring comfort once God’s wrath is full. We today still have grace to repent & need to do so ourselves – as well as reach for others. Now we can see how soon the Lord’s coming is & we must be about the Fathers business.

  11. 3:18,19
    The shepherds (leaders) of Assyria now slumber in death. The nation has suffered a mortal wound. News of its fall will cause great rejoicing because many have suffered at its hands. Nineveh fell in 612 B.C.

  12. 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?

    It is easier to win a city than a hurt brother. We must be carful to not hurt one another.

  13. 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?

    When the Lord turns against us, we have no hope. But if God be for us, who can be against us? I want the Lord on my side!

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    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.

    Its time to awake from our slumber and start reaching out to those whom God has given us. Let the people be scattered no longer, Lets gather the harvest.

  15. Michael-

    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.

    The cancerworm ate all the food man! What are we going to do about it?

    Jessie-

    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.

    When the shepherd is asleep the sheep are exposed to whatever comes their way. The sheep think that they are protected but the one that has authority over them is asleep. We have to take our roles seriously. We cannot go to sleep at the wheel because everyone in our care is at stake. It is time for us to wake up and lead the lost. They only have one hope that we reach them.

  16. 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.

    God is serious about judgement and about his word. He is constantly trying to show mercy and patience with his people but sooner or later when they disobey judgement stands at the door. This is yet another cry for Gods people to get a hold of themselves and stop worshiping idols but It does not look like they will stop anytime soon.

  17. Can’t hide your sins from God, best to confess and repent. Avoid calamity later, expose it and get rid of it. In Jesus name, Amen……

  18. 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.
    When we sell ourselves out to other things we begin to prostitute our our souls. We give out our time through ball games and moves, bad books and social media. It takes all our time and we birth little addictions. Our children begin to long for these things as well We need to focus on God and not things around us. Lord help me not to give myself away to or seek after the things of this world.

  19. 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.

    Beware in how much trust you put in people or the things of this world, for they cannot support you when you fall.

    That’s not to say not to put some trust in people, sometimes you need to go to people for advice on certain situations, and you need to listen to your pastor, and your parents and whoever is in authority over you. But you need to be careful how much trust you put in these things or how things in the world are going to do.

    The Lord should be the one you put the most trust into you. If you have a problem, bring it up to God and let him help you with it, put your cares and worries on him and he will help you with your burden.

    2 Samuel 22:31 As for God his way is perfect, the word of the Lord is tried, he is a buckler to all them that trust in him

    Jeremiah 17:5 Thus saith the Lord: Cursed be the man that trusteth in man and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord.

    Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding.

  20. Are We Watching?

    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.

    A slumbering shepherd is a neutralized threat to the enemy. We may not all be Pastors but if we have the opportunity to help lead others in ministering to them, we have a role in supporting the work of our Pastor. If we do not watch and pray, if we turn a blind eye to the needs of others, if we will shut up our compassion… then what are the ones following us left to do? God has called His church to be His hands and feet; we must be the “willing and obedient” to respond to go and do as He tells us and “feed His sheep.”

    John 21:15-19
    15 After breakfast Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”“Yes, Lord,” Peter replied, “you know I love you.”“Then feed my lambs,” Jesus told him.

    16 Jesus repeated the question: “Simon son of John, do you love me?”“Yes, Lord,” Peter said, “you know I love you.”“Then take care of my sheep,” Jesus said.

    17 A third time he asked him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”Peter was hurt that Jesus asked the question a third time. He said, “Lord, you know everything. You know that I love you.”Jesus said, “Then feed my sheep.

    18 “I tell you the truth, when you were young, you were able to do as you liked; you dressed yourself and went wherever you wanted to go. But when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and others will dress you and take you where you don’t want to go.”

    19 Jesus said this to let him know by what kind of death he would glorify God. Then Jesus told him, “Follow me.”

  21. A Harlot’s Punishment

    Why is this prophecy so graphic, so disgusting and so horrifying? First, God wants to make it clear that he is fed up with its prostitution. During the time of Jonah, the people of Nineveh had repented of their wickedness (Jnh 3:7-10). But then Nineveh blatantly bequeathed the love sh had vowed to God to her other lovers. Second, the prophecy depicts a common practice of this time and culture: a harlot or an adulteress was punished by being publicly stripped (Eze 16:37-39). God intends Nineveh to recieve this same punishment, claiming in vs 5, that he will “show the nations her nakedness and the kingdoms her shame.” Finally, the Hebrew term for nakedness is exile. God’s point is clear -wanton lusts will not only lead to being disrobed of honor but will also lead to the loss of homelands.

    Nineveh’s troubles go all the way back to Genesis 10:8 “And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. 9He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD. 10And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. 11Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah, 12And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city”

    Nineveh knew the Lord because their ancient ancestors knew the Lord since the great flood. It is more dangerous to of heard and heeded God’s warning and then later resume wickedness.

    2 Pet 2:20 “If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and are overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. 21It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them. 22Of them the proverbs are true: “A dog returns to its vomit,”g and, “A sow that is washed returns to her wallowing in the mud.”

  22. The fruit of sleeping leaders

    18 Thy shepherds slumber, O king of Assyria; thy nobles are at rest; thy people are scattered upon the mountains, and there is none to gather them.
    (Nahum 3:18 ASV)

    When leaders get complacent and cease to be shepherds, the people are scattered. I thank God for a leader who is vigilant in pursuing the will of God. While the spiritual tyrants of the world scatter the lost with depression and other aliments, we, the church, will give them direction to Christ.

  23. Lord’s Judgment Against Nineveh. Woe to Nineveh. 1. Woe to the bloody city! it is all full of lies and robbery; the prey departeth not; 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 stuble 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 kingdomsthy shame.

  24. 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.

    Everything you do in secret will come to light, God will make sure of that… Are you being an example of what “to do” or what “not to do”?

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