Nahum 3:16
Modern Translations
New International Version
You have increased the number of your merchants till they are more numerous than the stars in the sky, but like locusts they strip the land and then fly away.

New Living Translation
Your merchants have multiplied until they outnumber the stars. But like a swarm of locusts, they strip the land and fly away.

English Standard Version
You increased your merchants more than the stars of the heavens. The locust spreads its wings and flies away.

Berean Study Bible
You have multiplied your merchants more than the stars of the sky. The young locust strips the land and flies away.

New American Standard Bible
You have made your traders more numerous than the stars of heaven— The creeping locust sheds its skin and flies away.

NASB 1995
You have increased your traders more than the stars of heaven-- The creeping locust strips and flies away.

NASB 1977
You have increased your traders more than the stars of heaven— The creeping locust strips and flies away.

Amplified Bible
You have increased your traders more than the [visible] stars of heaven— The creeping locust strips and destroys and then flies away.

Christian Standard Bible
You have made your merchants more numerous than the stars of the sky. The young locust strips the land and flies away.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You have made your merchants more numerous than the stars of the sky. The young locust strips the land and flies 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.

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.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You have produced more businessmen than there are stars in the sky. [They are] like locusts that attack and then fly away.

International Standard Version
You added to your inventory of businessmen— they number more than the stars of heaven. The creeping locust sheds its skin and flies away.

NET Bible
Increase your merchants more than the stars of heaven! They are like the young locust which sheds its skin and flies away.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven: the cankerworm spoileth, and flieth away.

New King James Version
You have multiplied your merchants more than the stars of heaven. The locust plunders and flies away.

King James 2000 Bible
You have multiplied your merchants more than the stars of heaven: the locust plunders, and flies away.

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

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

American King James Version
You have multiplied your merchants above the stars of heaven: the cankerworm spoils, and flees away.

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

A Faithful Version
You have multiplied your merchants above the stars of heaven; the locust larvae shall strip and fly away.

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

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

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

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
Thou hast multiplied thy marchantes aboue the starres of heauen: the locust spoileth and flyeth away.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
Thou hast increased thy marchauntes as the starres of heauen, the locust spoyleth, and fleeth away.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
Thy marchauntes haue bene mo then the starres of heaue: but now shal they sprede abrode as the locustes, and fle their waye:
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
Multiply your merchants above the stars of the heavens, "" The cankerworm has stripped off, and flees away.

Young's Literal Translation
Multiply thy merchants above the stars of the heavens, The cankerworm hath stripped off, and doth flee away.

Smith's Literal Translation
Thou didst multiply thy traffics above the stars of the heavens: the feeder spread out and it will fly away.

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

Catholic Public Domain Version
You have made more negotiations than there are stars in the sky. The beetle has spread out and flown away.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
And you have multiplied your Merchants more than the stars of Heaven the crawling locust sheds skin and flies away

Lamsa Bible
You have multiplied your merchants more than the stars of the heaven; the young locust swarms and flies away.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou hast multiplied thy merchants Above the stars of heaven; The canker-worm spreadeth itself, and flieth away.

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








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