Nahum 3



Nahum 3


Nahum 3:1 Woe to the bloody city! it is all full of lies and robbery; the prey departeth not;
  • Bloody city = city of great bloodshed
  • Departeth not = will not be lacking.
  • Ezekiel 22:2 Now, thou son of man, wilt thou judge, wilt thou judge the bloody city? yea, thou shalt shew her all her abominations.
    3 Then say thou, Thus saith the Lord God, The city sheddeth blood in the midst of it, that her time may come, and maketh idols against herself to defile herself.
    4 Thou art become guilty in thy blood that thou hast shed; and hast defiled thyself in thine idols which thou hast made; and thou hast caused thy days to draw near, and art come even unto thy years: therefore have I made thee a reproach unto the heathen, and a mocking to all countries.
    5 Those that be near, and those that be far from thee, shall mock thee, which art infamous and much vexed.
    6 Behold, the princes of Israel, every one were in thee to their power to shed blood.
    7 In thee have they set light by father and mother: in the midst of thee have they dealt by oppression with the stranger: in thee have they vexed the fatherless and the widow.
  • Ezekiel 24:6 Wherefore thus saith the Lord God; Woe to the bloody city, to the pot whose scum is therein, and whose scum is not gone out of it! bring it out piece by piece; let no lot fall upon it.
    7 For her blood is in the midst of her; she set it upon the top of a rock; she poured it not upon the ground, to cover it with dust;
    8 That it might cause fury to come up to take vengeance; I have set her blood upon the top of a rock, that it should not be covered.
    9 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Woe to the bloody city! I will even make the pile for fire great.
  • Habakkuk 2:12 Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and stablisheth a city by iniquity!
    13 Behold, is it not of the Lord of hosts that the people shall labour in the very fire, and the people shall weary themselves for very vanity?
    14 For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.
    15 Woe unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, that puttest thy bottle to him, and makest him drunken also, that thou mayest look on their nakedness!
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.
  • The noise =  thus: "is not released = Hark!
  • The enemy is within thy gates! = The noise of a whip . . . chariot".
  • Jumping = bumping, or sounding
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:
  • Bright = gleaming
  • Glittering = flashing
  • They = the slayers = four early printed editions, reads "so that they stumble"
  • Upon = over.
  • God said to preach to them
  • Ezekiel 37:3 And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord God, thou knowest.
  • Ezekiel 37:11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.
    12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.
  • Isaiah 26:19 Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.
    20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be over past.
  • John 6:5 When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat?
    6 And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.
  • John 5:25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead (spiritual dead to God's Word) shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.
  • 5 Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:
    6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the Lord.
4 Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the well favoured harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredoms, and families through her witchcrafts.
  • Because = Which shows that here, in the member "4-7 ", we have the cause
  • Nahum 2:13 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. ".
  • Whoredoms = idolatries.
  • The mistress of witchcrafts.
  • Reference to Exodus 22:18 Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.
  • Deut 18:10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,
    11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
    12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
  • Witchcrafts = sorceries = drug dealers = false teaching
  • Isaiah 47:9 But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, and for the great abundance of thine enchantments.
  • Revelation 18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.
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.
  • These that said, there is no God
  • God's going show them at the 7th vial = He's God
  • I will discover = Carrying out the symbol of whoredom for idolatry.
  • Compare Nahum 2:13 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.
  • Nahum 3:5 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.
  • I will shew = Isaiah 47:2 Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover thy locks, make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers.
    3 Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet thee as a man.
  • Jeremiah 13:22 And if thou say in thine heart, Wherefore come these things upon me? For the greatness of thine iniquity are thy skirts discovered, and thy heels made bare.
    23 Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.
    24 Therefore will I scatter them as the stubble that passeth away by the wind of the wilderness.
    25 This is thy lot, the portion of thy measures from me, saith the Lord; because thou hast forgotten me, and trusted in falsehood.
    26 Therefore will I discover thy skirts upon thy face, that thy shame may appear.
  • Ezekiel 16:37 Behold, therefore I will gather all thy lovers, with whom thou hast taken pleasure, and all them that thou hast loved, with all them that thou hast hated; I will even gather them round about against thee, and will discover thy nakedness unto them, that they may see all thy nakedness.
  • Nakedness = shame, unclean
6 And I will cast abominable filth upon thee, and make thee vile, and will set thee as a gazing stock.
  • Make thee vile = disgrace thee
  • You can stand with The Father  = In the light
  • Follow Satan and go the ways of the world = darkness
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?
  • Her = "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?
  • Better = situated better
  • Populous No = N'o-"Amon. "Amon is not a Hebrew word meaning "multitude"
  • But an Egyptian word meaning the Egyptian god "Amon".
  • No = the Egyptian net, meaning the city; now known as "Thebes"
  • Jeremiah 46:25 The Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, saith; Behold, I will punish the multitude of No, and Pharaoh, and Egypt, with their gods, and their kings; even Pharaoh, and all them that trust in him:
    26 And I will deliver them into the hand of those that seek their lives, and into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and into the hand of his servants: and afterward it shall be inhabited, as in the days of old, saith the Lord.
    27 But fear not thou, O my servant Jacob, and be not dismayed, O Israel: for, behold, I will save thee from afar off, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and be in rest and at ease, and none shall make him afraid.
  • Ezekiel 30:14 And I will make Pathros desolate, and will set fire in Zoan, and will execute judgments in No.
    15 And I will pour my fury upon Sin, the strength of Egypt; and I will cut off the multitude of No.
    16 And I will set fire in Egypt: Sin shall have great pain, and No shall be rent asunder, and Noph shall have distresses daily.
  • The rivers = the Nile streams
  • Genesis 41:1 And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the river.
  • Rendered  = "flood"
  • Jeremiah 46:7 Who is this that cometh up as a flood, whose waters are moved as the rivers?
    8 Egypt riseth up like a flood, and his waters are moved like the rivers; and he saith, I will go up, and will cover the earth; I will destroy the city and the inhabitants thereof.
    9 Come up, ye horses; and rage, ye chariots; and let the mighty men come forth; the Ethiopians and the Libyans, that handle the shield; and the Lydians, that handle and bend the bow.
    10 For this is the day of the Lord God of hosts, a day of vengeance, that he may avenge him of his adversaries: and the sword shall devour, and it shall be satiate and made drunk with their blood: for the Lord God of hosts hath a sacrifice in the north country by the river Euphrates.
  • Amos 8:8 Shall not the land tremble for this, and every one mourn that dwelleth therein? and it shall rise up wholly as a flood; and it shall be cast out and drowned, as by the flood of Egypt.
  • Amos 9:5 And the Lord God of hosts is he that toucheth the land, and it shall melt, and all that dwell therein shall mourn: and it shall rise up wholly like a flood; and shall be drowned, as by the flood of Egypt.
  • Brooks = Isaiah 19:6 And they shall turn the rivers far away; and the brooks of defence shall be emptied and dried up: the reeds and flags shall wither.
    7 The paper reeds by the brooks, by the mouth of the brooks, and every thing sown by the brooks, shall wither, be driven away, and be no more.
    8 The fishers also shall mourn, and all they that cast angle into the brooks shall lament, and they that spread nets upon the waters shall languish.
  • Streams = Isaiah 33:21 But there the glorious Lord will be unto us a place of broad rivers and streams; wherein shall go no galley with oars, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby.
    22 For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; he will save us.
  • From = of consisted of
  • Sea = Nile
  • Isaiah 18:2 That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters, saying, Go, ye swift messengers, to a nation scattered and peeled, to a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden down, whose land the rivers have spoiled!
    3 All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see ye, when he lifteth up an ensign on the mountains; and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye.
    4 For so the Lord said unto me, I will take my rest, and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.
9 Ethiopia and Egypt were her strength, and it was infinite; Put and Lubim were thy helpers.
  • Who were her strength?
  • Ethiopia
  • Egypt
  • Put = the Iran's
  • Lubim = Libyans
  • Omit this word "and"; in which case we should render the clause: Ethiopia strengthened her
  • Egypt defended her with countless hosts (or hosts without end).
  • Infinite = Hebrew = and there is no end.
  • Compare Nah 2:9 Take ye the spoil of silver, take the spoil of gold: for there is none end of the store and glory out of all the pleasant furniture.
    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?
  • Nahum 3:3 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.
  • Isaiah 2:7 Their land also is full of silver and gold, neither is there any end of their treasures; their land is also full of horses, neither is there any end of their chariots:
    8 Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made:
    9 And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not.
    10 Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty.
  • Put = Gen 10:6 And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.
  • The third son of Ham
  • Next to Cush Ethiopia
  • Mizraim Egypt
  • Put was among the mercenaries of Tyre
  • Ezekiel 27:10 They of Persia and of Lud and of Phut were in thine army, thy men of war: they hanged the shield and helmet in thee; they set forth thy comeliness.
  • Jeremiah 46:9 Come up, ye horses; and rage, ye chariots; and let the mighty men come forth; the Ethiopians and the Libyans, that handle the shield; and the Lydians, that handle and bend the bow.
    10 For this is the day of the Lord God of hosts, a day of vengeance, that he may avenge him of his adversaries: and the sword shall devour, and it shall be satiate and made drunk with their blood: for the Lord God of hosts hath a sacrifice in the north country by the river Euphrates.
  • Lubim = Lybians
  • Compare to = 2 Chron 12:3 With twelve hundred chariots, and threescore thousand horsemen: and the people were without number that came with him out of Egypt; the Lubims, the Sukkiims, and the Ethiopians.
    4 And he took the fenced cities which pertained to Judah, and came to Jerusalem.
    5 Then came Shemaiah the prophet to Rehoboam, and to the princes of Judah, that were gathered together to Jerusalem because of Shishak, and said unto them, Thus saith the Lord, Ye have forsaken me, and therefore have I also left you in the hand of Shishak.
  • Satan's One World Government
  • Daniel 11:40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.
    41 He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.
    42 He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape.
    43 But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.
    44 But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.
    45 And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.
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.
  • Yet was she = he cuneiform monuments tell us that Thebes, the old capital of Egypt, was destroyed by Assyria about 663 B.C.
  • Assurbanipal has recorded his conquest.
  • Nahum, writing about 603 B. C, refers to this as a well-known event, and likely to be remembered. Nineveh fell later, just as Nahum had foretold.
  • She = Thebes.
11 Thou also shalt be drunken: thou shalt be hid, thou also shalt seek strength because of the enemy.
  • Thou = Nineveh.
  • Be drunken = drink of the cup "of judgment"; or, be stupefied by thy calamity.
  • Be hid = hide thyself
  • Strength = strength "for defence"; hence = thou shalt seek a stronghold, or refuge "in vain"
12 All thy strong holds shall be like fig trees with the first ripe figs: if they be shaken, they shall even fall into the mouth of the eater.
  • Revelation 6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
  • 13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
  • 14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
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.
  • Your warriors = are like woman =  showing their weakness
  • The Gates are left open, because there no security.
  • Ezekiel 38:11 And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,
  • Who are the unwalled villages?
  • USA and All Christian Nations (The book Abrahamic Covenant, (A study outline of the identity of God's people) By E. Raymond Capt  (Download - type in page 17 USA Christian Nation Under God)
  • No one will be able to make war with the political one world system physically, or otherwise.
  • When you have one Worldism you have total disarmament and there is no way to make war.
  • Just like today newspapers = what's happen today?
14 Draw thee waters for the siege, fortify thy strong holds: go into clay, and tread the morter, make strong the brickkiln.
  • Draw thee = Draw for thyself.
  • Go . . . tread = make plenty of bricks "for the strongholds"
  • The brickkiln = the brick-work = " fortifications, or walls" built with bricks.
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.
  • Sword = word of God
  • Revelation 9 = Satan's army = 5th trump
  • The book of Joel = Palmerworm = Hebrew Gnawer = first stage of the locusts = English hairy caterpillar = The pupa stage
  • Locusts = Hebrew word for Swarmer = Locust means Arabia = second stage = the imago stage
  • Cankerworm = Hebrew word for Devourer's = third stage of the locusts (Very Evil stage)
  • Caterpiller Hebrew word for Consumers = fourth stage = fallen angels that Satan brings with him = larva stage
  • Kenites = represents the locusts
16 Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven: the cankerworm spoileth, and flieth away.
  • These locusts = fallen angels = men = they claim to be better than God
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.
  • Crowns = 10 kings that setup in Jerusalem
  • There works are done underground
  • Crowns are the ten kings (Revelation 13)
  • Revelation 9 = Crowns = fallen angels
  • Bible study Joel
  • Captains OT:2951 of foreign derivation; a military governor, marshals
  • 2 Corinthians 11:13-14 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
  • Thy captains as the great grasshoppers = Consumers
  • Daniel 3 = type of the end times = 7th kingdom
  • Daniel 3:2 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather together the princes, the governors, and the captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellers, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, to come to the dedication of the image which Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up. (Revelation 9)
  • The king of the end times = 8th king = Satan (Revelation 13 and 17)
  • Fallen angels = 7th Kingdom = their king = Satan (Revelation 13 and 17)
  • When the sun ariseth they flee away
  • When the light shines on them = Their place is not known where they are
  • The real truth brings = light
  • Satan's lies brings = darkness
  • 4th trump 1/3 of the Christians are spiritually dead to GOD'S WORD.
  • 4th trump  It's to make a choice, choose to follow God or Satan
  • John 12:44 Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me.
    45 And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me.
    46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.
  • 2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
  • Darkness means opposite of the truth = deception and confusing
  • 1 King 18:21 And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.
  • Amos 5:4 For thus saith the Lord unto the house of Israel, Seek ye me, and ye shall live.
  • 1 John 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
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.
  • Shepherds = pastors = leaders, or rulers = their shepherds = are you not hearing = one god = their god
  • Assyria another name of Satan
  • There's no leader to guide them
  • Let God be your leader = not the ways of this world
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?
  • Thy wound is grievous
  • It's the land that's being address
  • verse 9 Ethiopia and Egypt were her strength, and it was infinite; Put and Lubim were thy helpers.
  • Who were her strength?
  • Ethiopia
  • Egypt
  • Put are the Iran's
  • Lubim they are Libyans
  • Iran and Iraq to Persian gulf
 
Exactly 2520 years from the exile of Benjamin, Iceland became an independent nation.
 
  The first tribe to be conquered by the Assyrians was Manasseh, in 745 B.C. Exactly 2520 years later America became a nation on July 4, 1776.
 
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