Nahum 3:6
New International Version
I will pelt you with filth, I will treat you with contempt and make you a spectacle.

New Living Translation
I will cover you with filth and show the world how vile you really are.

English Standard Version
I will throw filth at you and treat you with contempt and make you a spectacle.

Berean Study Bible
I will pelt you with filth and treat you with contempt; I will make a spectacle of you.

King James Bible
And I will cast abominable filth upon thee, and make thee vile, and will set thee as a gazingstock.

New King James Version
I will cast abominable filth upon you, Make you vile, And make you a spectacle.

New American Standard Bible
“I will throw filth on you And declare you worthless, And set you up as a spectacle.

NASB 1995
“I will throw filth on you And make you vile, And set you up as a spectacle.

NASB 1977
“I will throw filth on you And make you vile, And set you up as a spectacle.

Amplified Bible
“I will throw filth on you And make you vile and treat you with contempt, And set you up as a spectacle.

Christian Standard Bible
I will throw filth on you and treat you with contempt; I will make a spectacle of you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will throw filth on you and treat you with contempt; I will make a spectacle of you.

American Standard Version
And I will cast abominable filth upon thee, and make thee vile, and will set thee as a gazing-stock.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I shall cast defilement upon you and I shall disgrace you and I shall make you into a spectacle

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I will cast abominable filth upon thee according to thine unclean ways, and will make thee a public example.

Contemporary English Version
I will cover you with garbage, treat you like trash, and rub you in the dirt.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will cast abominations upon thee, and will disgrace thee, and will make an example of thee.

English Revised Version
And I will cast abominable filth upon thee, and make thee vile, and will set thee as a gazingstock.

Good News Translation
I will treat you with contempt and cover you with filth. People will stare at you in horror.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will throw filth on you. I will make you look like a fool. I will make you a sight to be seen.

International Standard Version
I will hurl abominable filth upon you, making you look foolish, and making an example of you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I will cast detestable things upon thee, and make thee vile, And will make thee as dung.

Literal Standard Version
And I have cast on you abominations, And dishonored you, and made you as a sight.

NET Bible
I will pelt you with filth; I will treat you with contempt; I will make you a public spectacle.

New Heart English Bible
I will throw abominable filth on you, and make you vile, and will set you a spectacle.

World English Bible
I will throw abominable filth on you, and make you vile, and will set you a spectacle.

Young's Literal Translation
And I have cast upon thee abominations, And dishonoured thee, and made thee as a sight.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Judgment Against Nineveh
5“Behold, I am against you,” declares the LORD of Hosts. “I will lift your skirts over your face. I will show your nakedness to the nations and your shame to the kingdoms. 6I will pelt you with filth and treat you with contempt; I will make a spectacle of you. 7Then all who see you will recoil from you and say, ‘Nineveh is devastated; who will grieve for her?’ Where can I find comforters for you?”…

Cross References
Job 9:31
then You would plunge me into the pit, and even my own clothes would despise me.

Job 30:8
A senseless and nameless brood, they were driven off the land.

Isaiah 14:16
Those who see you will stare; they will ponder your fate: "Is this the man who shook the earth and made the kingdoms tremble,

Jeremiah 51:37
Babylon will become a heap of rubble, a haunt for jackals, an object of horror and scorn, without inhabitant.

Ezekiel 16:37
therefore I will surely gather all the lovers with whom you found pleasure, all those you loved and all those you hated. I will gather them against you from all around and expose you before them, and they will see you completely naked.

Habakkuk 2:16
You will be filled with shame instead of glory. You too must drink and expose your uncircumcision! The cup in the LORD's right hand will come around to you, and utter disgrace will cover your glory.

Malachi 2:3
Behold, I will rebuke your descendants, and I will spread dung on your faces, the waste from your feasts, and you will be carried off with it.


Treasury of Scripture

And I will cast abominable filth on you, and make you vile, and will set you as a spectacle.

I will cast.

Job 9:31
Yet shalt thou plunge me in the ditch, and mine own clothes shall abhor me.

Job 30:19
He hath cast me into the mire, and I am become like dust and ashes.

Psalm 38:5-7
My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness…

make.

Nahum 1:14
And the LORD hath given a commandment concerning thee, that no more of thy name be sown: out of the house of thy gods will I cut off the graven image and the molten image: I will make thy grave; for thou art vile.

Job 30:8
They were children of fools, yea, children of base men: they were viler than the earth.

Malachi 2:9
Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as ye have not kept my ways, but have been partial in the law.

will set.

1 Kings 9:7,8
Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for my name, will I cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all people: …

Isaiah 14:16-19
They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; …

Jeremiah 51:37
And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwellingplace for dragons, an astonishment, and an hissing, without an inhabitant.









Verse 6. - The metaphor is continued. Nineveh shall be like a vile woman exposed to the insults and ill treatment of the rabble (comp. Ezekiel 16:37, etc.). A gazing-stock. That all may see thee and take warning. LXX., εἰς παράδειγμα, "for a public example," which recalls Matthew 1:19.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I will pelt
וְהִשְׁלַכְתִּ֥י (wə·hiš·laḵ·tî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7993: To throw out, down, away

you
עָלַ֛יִךְ (‘ā·la·yiḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

with filth
שִׁקֻּצִ֖ים (šiq·qu·ṣîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8251: Disgusting, filthy, idolatrous, an idol

and treat you with contempt;
וְנִבַּלְתִּ֑יךְ (wə·nib·bal·tîḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular | second person feminine singular
Strong's 5034: To wilt, to fall away, fail, faint, to be foolish, wicked, to despise, disgrace

I will make
וְשַׂמְתִּ֖יךְ (wə·śam·tîḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular | second person feminine singular
Strong's 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

a spectacle of you.
כְּרֹֽאִי׃ (kə·rō·’î)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7210: Looking, seeing, sight


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