SEV Biblia, Chapter 3:9 Etiopía era su fortaleza, y Egipto sin límite; Fut y Libia fueron en tu ayuda.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Nahum 3:9 Verse 9. Ethiopia and Egypt were her strength] The land of Cush, not far from Diospolis; for it was in Arabia, on the Red Sea.
Put and Lubim] A part of Africa and Libya, which were all within reach of forming alliances with No-Ammon or Diospolis.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 9. Ethiopia and Egypt [were] her strength , etc.] That is, the strength, support, protection, and defence of No, whether Alexandria, or Thebes, or Memphis: Egypt was, for these cities were in it, and subject to it; or, if this was a free city, as some think, yet in alliance with Egypt, and under its protection; and in like connection it was with Ethiopia, that is, Arabia, a country that lay near to it; and yet, though it was strengthened by such powerful neighbours and allies, it was not secure from the devastation of the enemy: and it [was] infinite ; or there was “no end” f110 ; of its strength, or of the number of its allies, or the forces they were able to bring in its defence. The Ethiopians were very numerous, as may be learnt from ( 2 Chronicles 14:9) and so were the Egyptians, to whom some interpreters strictly connect this sentence. In the times of Amasis, as Mela relates, there were twenty thousand cities inhabited in it; and Josephus says there were in it seven hundred and fifty myriads of men; as Sethon, king of Egypt, and Tirhakah, king of Ethiopia, were about this time the allies of the Jews, in whom they trusted, no doubt they were confederate together, and so both the strength of this city; (see Isaiah 36:6 37:9): Put and Lubim, were thy helpers ; Put, or the Putim, were the people of the Moors, that dwelt in Mauritania; and Lubim were the Lybians that bordered on Egypt, and whose country is sometimes reckoned a part of it.
The Jews say Lybia is Egypt; (see Acts 2:10) these several people were the confederates of No; and helped them, not only by their commerce with them, but in time of war assisted them against their enemies; and yet, though so strengthened by alliances, were not safe and secure; and therefore Nineveh could not depend upon such helps and helpers.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 8-19 - Strong-holds, even the strongest, are no defence against the judgment of God. They shall be unable to do any thing for themselves. The Chaldeans and Medes would devour the land like canker-worms. The Assyrians also would be eaten up by their own numerous hired troops which seem to be meant by the word rendered "merchants." Those tha have done evil to their neighbours, will find it come home to them Nineveh, and many other cities, states, and empires, have been ruined and should be a warning to us. Are we better, except as there are some true Christians amongst us, who are a greater security, and a stronge defence, than all the advantages of situation or strength? When the Lord shows himself against a people, every thing they trust in mus fail, or prove a disadvantage; but he continues good to Israel. He is strong-hold for every believer in time of trouble, that cannot be stormed or taken; and he knoweth those that trust in Him __________________________________________________________________
Original Hebrew כושׁ 3568 עצמה 6109 ומצרים 4714 ואין 369 קצה 7097 פוט 6316 ולובים 3864 היו 1961 בעזרתך׃ 5833