Nahum the ProphetNahum - After the kingdom of Israel fell, the prophet Nahum tells of the coming judgment upon the Assyrian Empire.


"Woe to the bloody city, completely full of lies and pillage; her prey never departs the noise of the whip, the noise of the rattling of the wheel, galloping horses and bounding chariots!  Horsemen charging, swords flashing, spears gleaming, many slain, a mass of corpses, and countless dead bodies - they stumble over the dead bodies!  All because of the many harlotries of the harlot, the charming one, the mistress of sorceries, who sells nations by her harlotries and families by her sorceries.  'Behold, I am against you,' declares the Lord of hosts; and I will lift up your skirts over your face, and show to the nations your nakedness and to the kingdoms your disgrace.  I will throw filth on you and make you vile, and set you up as a spectacle.  And it come about that all who see you will shrink from you and say, 'Nineveh is devastated!  Who will grieve for her?  Where will I seek comforters for you?'" (Nahum 3:1-7, NASB)