Nahum 3:9
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New International Version
Cush and Egypt were her boundless strength; Put and Libya were among her allies.

King James Bible
Ethiopia and Egypt were her strength, and it was infinite; Put and Lubim were thy helpers.

Darby Bible Translation
Ethiopia was her strength, and Egypt, and it was infinite; Phut and the Libyans were her helpers.

World English Bible
Cush and Egypt were her boundless strength. Put and Libya were her helpers.

Young's Literal Translation
Cush her might, and Egypt, and there is no end. Put and Lubim have been for thy help.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Isaiah 20:5 And they shall be afraid and ashamed of Ethiopia their expectation, and of Egypt their glory.

Jeremiah 46:9 Come up, you horses; and rage, you chariots; and let the mighty men come forth; the Ethiopians and the Libyans, that handle the shield...


Genesis 10:6 And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.

1 Chronicles 1:8 The sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.

Ezekiel 27:10 They of Persia and of Lud and of Phut were in your army, your men of war: they hanged the shield and helmet in you...

Ezekiel 30:5 Ethiopia, and Libya, and Lydia, and all the mingled people, and Chub, and the men of the land that is in league...

Ezekiel 38:5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:

thy helpers. Heb. in thy help.

"Nineveh, that Great City"
Among the cities of the ancient world in the days of divided Israel one of the greatest was Nineveh, the capital of the Assyrian realm. Founded on the fertile bank of the Tigris, soon after the dispersion from the tower of Babel, it had flourished through the centuries until it had become "an exceeding great city of three days' journey." Jonah 3:3. In the time of its temporal prosperity Nineveh was a center of crime and wickedness. Inspiration has characterized it as "the bloody city, . . . full
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
2 Chronicles 12:3
With twelve hundred chariots and sixty thousand horsemen and the innumerable troops of Libyans, Sukkites and Cushites that came with him from Egypt,

2 Chronicles 16:8
Were not the Cushites and Libyans a mighty army with great numbers of chariots and horsemen? Yet when you relied on the LORD, he delivered them into your hand.

Isaiah 20:5
Those who trusted in Cush and boasted in Egypt will be dismayed and put to shame.

Jeremiah 46:9
Charge, you horses! Drive furiously, you charioteers! March on, you warriors--men of Cush and Put who carry shields, men of Lydia who draw the bow.

Ezekiel 27:10
"'Men of Persia, Lydia and Put served as soldiers in your army. They hung their shields and helmets on your walls, bringing you splendor.

Ezekiel 30:5
Cush and Libya, Lydia and all Arabia, Kub and the people of the covenant land will fall by the sword along with Egypt.

Ezekiel 31:2
"Son of man, say to Pharaoh king of Egypt and to his hordes: "'Who can be compared with you in majesty?

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