New King James Version
8 (A)Are you better than (B)No[a] Amon
That was situated by the [b]River,
That had the waters around her,
Whose rampart was the sea,
Whose wall was the sea?
9 Ethiopia and Egypt were her strength,
And it was boundless;
(C)Put and Lubim were [c]your helpers.
10 Yet she was carried away,
She went into captivity;
(D)Her young children also were dashed to pieces
(E)At the head of every street;
They (F)cast lots for her honorable men,
And all her great men were bound in chains.
New International Version
8 Are you better than(A) Thebes,(B)
situated on the Nile,(C)
with water around her?
The river was her defense,
the waters her wall.
9 Cush[a](D) and Egypt were her boundless strength;
Put(E) and Libya(F) were among her allies.
10 Yet she was taken captive(G)
and went into exile.
Her infants were dashed(H) to pieces
at every street corner.
Lots(I) were cast for her nobles,
and all her great men were put in chains.(J)
- Nahum 3:9 That is, the upper Nile region