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36 (A)Why do you gad about so much to change your way?
Also (B)you shall be ashamed of Egypt (C)as you were ashamed of Assyria.

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36 Why do you go about so much,
    changing(A) your ways?
You will be disappointed by Egypt(B)
    as you were by Assyria.

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(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?
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.

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Footnotes

  1. Nahum 3:8 Ancient Thebes; Tg., Vg. populous Alexandria
  2. Nahum 3:8 Lit. rivers, the Nile and the surrounding canals
  3. Nahum 3:9 LXX her

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.
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)

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Footnotes

  1. Nahum 3:9 That is, the upper Nile region

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