The Holy Bible - Nahum, Chapter 3 (Latin)
1Woe to the bloody city! it is all full of lies and robbery; the prey departeth not;
2The noise of a whip, and the noise of the rattling of the wheels, and of the pransing horses, and of the jumping chariots.
3The horseman lifteth up both the bright sword and the glittering spear: and there is a multitude of slain, and a great number of carcases; and there is none end of their corpses; they stumble upon their corpses:
4Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the wellfavoured harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredoms, and families through her witchcrafts.
5Behold, I am against thee, saith the LORD of hosts; and I will discover thy skirts upon thy face, and I will shew the nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thy shame.
6And I will cast abominable filth upon thee, and make thee vile, and will set thee as a gazingstock.
7And it shall come to pass, that all they that look upon thee shall flee from thee, and say, Nineveh is laid waste: who will bemoan her? whence shall I seek comforters for thee?
8Art thou better than populous No, that was situate among the rivers, that had the waters round about it, whose rampart was the sea, and her wall was from the sea?
9Ethiopia and Egypt were her strength, and it was infinite; Put and Lubim were thy helpers.
10Yet was she carried away, she went into captivity: her young children also were dashed in pieces at the top of all the streets: and they cast lots for her honourable men, and all her great men were bound in chains.
11Thou also shalt be drunken: thou shalt be hid, thou also shalt seek strength because of the enemy.
12All thy strong holds shall be like fig trees with the firstripe figs: if they be shaken, they shall even fall into the mouth of the eater.
13Behold, thy people in the midst of thee are women: the gates of thy land shall be set wide open unto thine enemies: the fire shall devour thy bars.
14Draw thee waters for the siege, fortify thy strong holds: go into clay, and tread the morter, make strong the brickkiln.
15There shall the fire devour thee; the sword shall cut thee off, it shall eat thee up like the cankerworm: make thyself many as the cankerworm, make thyself many as the locusts.
16Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven: the cankerworm spoileth, and fleeth away.
17Thy crowned are as the locusts, and thy captains as the great grasshoppers, which camp in the hedges in the cold day, but when the sun ariseth they flee away, and their place is not known where they are.
18Thy shepherds slumber, O king of Assyria: thy nobles shall dwell in the dust: thy people is scattered upon the mountains, and no man gathereth them.
19There is no healing of thy bruise; thy wound is grievous: all that hear the bruit of thee shall clap the hands over thee: for upon whom hath not thy wickedness passed continually?
1vae civitas sanguinum universa mendacii dilaceratione plena non recedet a te rapina
2vox flagelli et vox impetus rotae et equi frementis et quadrigae ferventis equitis ascendentis
3et micantis gladii et fulgurantis hastae et multitudinis interfectae et gravis ruinae nec est finis cadaverum et corruent in corporibus suis
4propter multitudinem fornicationum meretricis speciosae et gratae et habentis maleficia quae vendidit gentes in fornicationibus suis et familias in maleficiis suis
5ecce ego ad te dicit Dominus exercituum et revelabo pudenda tua in facie tua et ostendam gentibus nuditatem tuam et regnis ignominiam tuam
6et proiciam super te abominationes et contumeliis te adficiam et ponam te in exemplum
7et erit omnis qui viderit te resiliet a te et dicet vastata est Nineve quis commovebit super te caput unde quaeram consolatorem tibi
8numquid melior es ab Alexandria populorum quae habitat in fluminibus aqua in circuitu eius cuius divitiae mare aquae muri eius
9Aethiopia fortitudo et Aegyptus et non est finis Africa et Lybies fuerunt in auxilio tuo
10sed et ipsa in transmigrationem ducta est in captivitatem parvuli eius elisi sunt in capite omnium viarum et super inclitos eius miserunt sortem et omnes optimates eius confixi sunt in conpedibus
11et tu ergo inebriaberis eris despecta et tu quaeres auxilium ab inimico
12omnes munitiones tuae sicuti ficus cum grossis suis si concussae fuerint cadent in os comedentis
13ecce populus tuus mulieres in medio tui inimicis tuis adapertione pandentur portae terrae tuae devorabit ignis vectes tuos
14aquam propter obsidionem hauri tibi extrue munitiones tuas intra in lutum et calca subigens tene laterem
15ibi comedet te ignis peribis gladio devorabit te ut bruchus congregare ut bruchus multiplicare ut lucusta
16plures fecisti negotiationes tuas quam stellae sunt caeli bruchus expansus est et avolavit
17custodes tui quasi lucustae et parvuli tui quasi lucustae lucustarum quae considunt in sepibus in die frigoris sol ortus est et avolaverunt et non est cognitus locus earum ubi fuerint
18dormitaverunt pastores tui rex Assur sepelientur principes tui latitavit populus tuus in montibus et non est qui congreget
19non est obscura contritio tua pessima est plaga tua omnes qui audierunt auditionem tuam conpresserunt manum super te quia super quem non transiit malitia tua semper