New American Standard Bible
"I will throw filth on you And make you vile, And set you up as a spectacle.
King James Bible
And I will cast abominable filth upon thee, and make thee vile, and will set thee as a gazingstock.
Darby Bible Translation
And I will cast abominable filth upon thee, and make thee vile, and will set thee as a gazing stock.
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.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And I will cast abominable filth upon thee - Alb.: "like a weight, that what thou wouldest not take heed to as sin, thou mayest feel in punishment." "Abominable things had God seen" Jeremiah 13:27 in her doings; with abominable things would he punish her. Man would fain sin, and forget it as a thing past. "God maketh him to possess the iniquities of his youth" Job 13:26, and binds them around him, so that they make him to appear what they are, "vile" (compare Wisd. 4:18), "These things hast thou done and I kept silence; - I will reprove thee and set them in order before thine eyes. And will set thee as a gazing-stock" Psalm 50:21, that all, while they gaze at thee, take warning from thee (compare 2 Chronicles 7:20). "I will cast thee to the ground; before kings will I give thee, for them to gaze upon thee" Ezekiel 28:17. : "Whoever does not amend on occasion of others, others shall be amended on occasion of him."
Poetically the little book of Nahum is one of the finest in the Old Testament. Its descriptions are vivid and impetuous: they set us before the walls of the beleaguered Nineveh, and show us the war-chariots of her enemies darting to and fro like lightning, ii. 4, the prancing steeds, the flashing swords, the glittering spears, iii. 2,3. The poetry glows with passionate joy as it contemplates the ruin of cruel and victorious Assyria. In the opening chapter, i., ii. 2, Jehovah is represented as coming …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
Yet You would plunge me into the pit, And my own clothes would abhor me.
"Fools, even those without a name, They were scourged from the land.
"Those who see you will gaze at you, They will ponder over you, saying, 'Is this the man who made the earth tremble, Who shook kingdoms,
"Babylon will become a heap of ruins, a haunt of jackals, An object of horror and hissing, without inhabitants.
therefore, behold, I will gather all your lovers with whom you took pleasure, even all those whom you loved and all those whom you hated. So I will gather them against you from every direction and expose your nakedness to them that they may see all your nakedness.
"You will be filled with disgrace rather than honor. Now you yourself drink and expose your own nakedness. The cup in the LORD'S right hand will come around to you, And utter disgrace will come upon your glory.
"Behold, I am going to rebuke your offspring, and I will spread refuse on your faces, the refuse of your feasts; and you will be taken away with it.
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