New International Version
but with an overwhelming flood he will make an end of Nineveh; he will pursue his foes into the realm of darkness.
King James Bible
But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies.
Darby Bible Translation
But with an overrunning flood he will make a full 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.
Young's Literal Translation
And with a flood passing over, An end He maketh of its place, And His enemies doth darkness pursue.
Nahum 1:8 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
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. - Diodor. Sic., Edit. Wessel., p. 140, lib. ii., s. 27.
Darkness shall pursue - Calamity. All kinds of calamity shall pursue them till they are destroyed.
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I. Well, the first remark I make upon this shall be--the way of God is generally a hidden one. This we gather from the text, by regarding the connection, "the Lord hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet." When God works his wonders he always conceals himself. Even the motion of his feet causes clouds to arise; and if these; clouds are but the dust of his feet," how deep must be that dense darkness which veils the brow of the Eternal. If the small dust …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855
The Poetical Books (Including Also Ecclesiastes and Canticles).
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Under the Shepherd's Care.
Unleash the fury of your wrath, look at all who are proud and bring them low,
See, the day of the LORD is coming --a cruel day, with wrath and fierce anger-- to make the land desolate and destroy the sinners within it.
The stars of heaven and their constellations will not show their light. The rising sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light.
See, the Lord has one who is powerful and strong. Like a hailstorm and a destructive wind, like a driving rain and a flooding downpour, he will throw it forcefully to the ground.
I will make justice the measuring line and righteousness the plumb line; hail will sweep away your refuge, the lie, and water will overflow your hiding place.
Then say, 'So will Babylon sink to rise no more because of the disaster I will bring on her. And her people will fall.'" The words of Jeremiah end here.
After the sixty-two 'sevens,' the Anointed One will be put to death and will have nothing. The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed.
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