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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Nahum 1:8

    CHAPTERS: Nahum 1, 2, 3     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15




    King James Bible - Nahum 1:8

    But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies.

    World English Bible

    But with an overflowing flood, he will make a
    full end of her place, and will pursue his enemies into darkness.

    Douay-Rheims - Nahum 1:8

    But with a flood that passeth by, he will make an utter end of the
    place thereof: and darkness shall pursue his enemies.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    But with an over-running flood he will make an utter end of the
    place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies.

    Original Hebrew

    7858 עבר 5674 כלה 3617 יעשׂה 6213 מקומה 4725 ואיביו 341 ירדף 7291 חשׁך׃ 2822

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    VERSE (8) -
    Isa 8:7,8; 28:17 Eze 13:13 Da 9:26; 11:10,22,40 Am 8:8; 9:5,6

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:8

    Mas con inundación pasante hará consumación de su lugar, y tinieblas perseguirán a sus enemigos.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Nahum 1:8

    Verse 8. But with an overrunning
    flood] Bishop Newcome thinks this may refer to the manner in which Nineveh was taken. The Euphrates overflowed its banks, deluged a part of the city, and overturned twenty stadia of the wall; in consequence of which the desponding king burnt himself, and his palace, with his treasures.- Diodour. Sic., Edit. Wessel., p. 140, lib. ii., s. 27.

    Darkness shall pursue] Calamity. All kinds of calamity shall pursue them till they are destroyed.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 8. But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof , etc.] Of Nineveh, against whom this prophecy was, and upon whom it lay as a burden, ( Nahum 1:1); and now though the Lord was good to them that trust in him, and a strong hold to them in a time of trouble; yet he was determined to destroy their enemies the Assyrians, and Nineveh their chief city; and that by the means of a powerful army, which, like a flood or inundation of water breaking in, overruns and carries all before it; and very fitly may the Medes and Babylonians, who joined together in an expedition against Nineveh, be compared to such a flood for their number and force; since, as the historian tells us, they were no less than four hundred thousand men: though this may be literally understood; for as the same writer observes, “there was an oracle received by the Ninevites from their ancestors, that Nineveh could never be taken by any, unless the river (on which it stood) first became an enemy to it; and so it was, that, in the third year of the siege, the river, being swelled with continual rains, overflowed part of the city, and broke down the wall for the space of two and half miles; hence the king concluded the oracle was fulfilled, and gave up all hopes of safety; and through the breach of the wall the enemy entered, and took the city;” and an “utter end” was made of it, and of the place of it, insomuch that historians and geographers disagree about it; some say it was situated upon the river Euphrates, others upon the river Tigris, which is the most correct; some say on the east of that river, others on the west; some will have it to be above the river Lycus, and others below it; so true is that of Lucian f25 , that Nineveh is now entirely lost, and no traces of it remain; nor can one easily say where it once was; and travellers in general, both ancient and modern, agree that it lies wholly in ruins, and is a heap of rubbish.

    Benjamin Tudelensis f26 , who travelled into these parts in the twelfth century, relates, that between Almozal or Mosul, and Nineveh, is only a bridge, and it (Nineveh) is a waste; but there are villages, and many towers.

    Haitho, an Armenian f27 , who wrote more than a hundred years after the former, says, “this city (Nineveh) at present is wholly destroyed; but, by what yet appears in it, it may be firmly believed that it was one of the greatest cities in the world.”

    Monsieur Thevenot f28 , who was upon the spot in the last century, observes, “on the other side of the river (Tigris from that on which Mosul stands) at the end of the bridge begins the place, where, in ancient times, stood the famous city of Nineveh. --There is nothing of it, (adds he) now to be seen, but some hillocks, which (they say) are its foundations, the houses being underneath; and these reach a good way below the city of Mosul:” and darkness shall pursue his enemies ; the enemies of God and his people, who would make such a devastation of Nineveh; even he would cause all manner of calamities, often signified in Scripture by darkness, to follow and overtake them; so that they should be brought into the most uncomfortable and distressed condition imaginable.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-8 - About a hundred years before, at Jonah's preaching, the Ninevite repented, and were spared, yet, soon after, they became worse tha ever. Nineveh knows not that God who contends with her, but is tol what a God he is. It is good for all to mix faith with what is her said concerning Him, which speaks great terror to the wicked, an comfort to believers. Let each take his portion from it: let sinner read it and tremble; and let saints read it and triumph. The anger of the Lord is contrasted with his goodness to his people. Perhaps the are obscure and little regarded in the world, but the Lord knows them The Scripture character of Jehovah agrees not with the views of prou reasoners. The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ is slow to wrat and ready to forgive, but he will by no means acquit the wicked; an there is tribulation and anguish for every soul that doeth evil: but who duly regards the power of his wrath?

    Original Hebrew

    ובשׁטף 7858 עבר 5674 כלה 3617 יעשׂה 6213 מקומה 4725 ואיביו 341 ירדף 7291 חשׁך׃ 2822

    CHAPTERS: 1, 2, 3
    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15


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