Nahum 3:16
Good News Translation
You produced more merchants than there are stars in the sky! But now they are gone, like locusts that spread their wings and fly away.

Contemporary English Version
More merchants are in your city than there are stars in the sky--but they are like locusts that eat everything, then fly away.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou hast multiplied thy merchandises above the stars of heaven: the bruchus hath spread himself and flown away.

New American Bible
You have made your traders more numerous than the stars of the heavens; like grasshoppers that shed their skins and fly away.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Thou hast multiplied thy merchandises above the stars of heaven: the bruchus hath spread himself and flown away.

above.

Genesis 15:5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said to him: Look up to heaven and number the stars if thou canst. And he said to him: So shall thy seed be.

Genesis 22:17 I will bless thee, and I will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven, and as the sand that is by the sea shore; thy seed shall possess the gates of their enemies.

Nehemiah 9:23 And thou didst multiply their children as the stars of heaven, and broughtest them to the land concerning which thou hadst said to their fathers, that they should go in and possess it.

Jeremiah 33:22 As the stars of heaven cannot be numbered, nor the sand of the sea be measured: so will I multiply the seed of David my servant, and the Levites my ministers.

spoileth.

Context
Judgment Against Nineveh
15There shall the fire devour thee: thou shalt perish by the sword, it shall devour thee like the bruchus: assemble together like the bruchus, make thyself many like the locust. 16Thou hast multiplied thy merchandises above the stars of heaven: the bruchus hath spread himself and flown away.17Thy guards are like the locusts: and thy little ones like the locusts of locusts which swarm on the hedges in the day of cold: the sun arose, and they flew away, and their place was not known where they were.…
Cross References
Psalm 105:34
He spoke, and the locust came, and the bruchus, of which there was no number.

Isaiah 23:8
Who hath taken this counsel against Tyre, that was formerly crowned, whose merchants were princes, and her traders the nobles of the earth?

Joel 1:4
That which the palmerworm hath left, the locust hath eaten: and that which the locust hath left, the bruchus hath eaten: and that which the bruchus hath left, the mildew hath destroyed.

Additional Translations
You have multiplied your merchants more than the stars of the sky. The young locust strips the land and flies away.You have multiplied your merchants above the stars of heaven: the cankerworm spoils, and flees away.

Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven: the canker-worm ravageth, and fleeth away.

Thou hast multiplied thy merchandise beyond the stars of heaven: the palmerworm has attacked it, and has flown away.

Thou hast multiplied thy merchants more than the stars of the heavens; the cankerworm spreadeth himself out and flieth away.

Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven: the cankerworm spoileth, and flieth away.

Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven: the canker-worm spoileth, and flieth away.

You have increased your merchants more than the stars of the skies. The grasshopper strips, and flees away.

Multiply thy merchants above the stars of the heavens, The cankerworm hath stripped off, and doth flee away.
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