The Bible in Its Traditions

Nahum 3:1–3

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Woe to the bloody city! It is all full of lies and rapine; the prey departeth not.

O city of blood, wholly false, full of unrighteousness; the prey shall not be handled.

Woe to the city of blood, filled with all manner of lies and violence. Crime shall not depart from you

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Hark! the whip, and hark! the rattling of the wheels; and prancing horses, and bounding chariots;

The noise of whips, and the noise of the rumbling of wheels, and of the pursuing horse, and of the bounding chariot,

the voice of the whip, and the voice of the turning wheels, and of the neighing horse, and the burning chariot, and the horsemen who ride,

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The horseman charging, and the flashing sword, and the glittering spear; and a multitude of slain, and a heap of carcases; and there is no end of the corpses, and they stumble upon their corpses;

and of the mounting rider, and of the glittering sword, and of the gleaming arms, and of a multitude of slain, and of heavy falling: and there was no end to her nations, but they shall be weak in their bodies