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Nineveh will be Ultimately Cut Down
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"From you comes forth one Who plots evil against the LORD, A wicked counselor. Thus says the LORD: "Though they are safe, and likewise many, Yet in this manner they will be cut down When he passes through. Though I have afflicted you, I will afflict you no more; For now I will break off his yoke from you, And burst your bonds apart." Nahum 1:11-13


COMMENTARY - NAHUM 1:11-13
11. The cause of Nineveh's overthrow: Sennacherib's plots against Judah.
come out of thee--O Nineveh. From thyself shall arise the source of thy own ruin. Thou shalt have only thyself to blame for it.
imagineth evil--Sennacherib carried out the imaginations of his countrymen (Na 1:9) against the Lord and His people (2Ki 19:22, 23).
a wicked counsellor--literally, "a counsellor of Belial." Belial means "without profit," worthless, and so bad (1Sa 25:25; 2Co 6:15).

12-14. The same truths repeated as in Na 1:9-11, Jehovah here being the speaker. He addresses Judah, prophesying good to it, and evil to the Assyrian.
Though they be quiet--that is, without fear, and tranquilly secure. So Chaldee. Or, "entire," "complete"; "Though their power be unbroken, and though they be so many, yet even so they shall be cut down" (literally, "shorn"; as hair shaved off closely by a razor, Isa 7:20). As the Assyrian was a razor shaving others, so shall he be shaven himself. Retribution in kind. In the height of their pride and power, they shall be clean cut off. The same Hebrew stands for "likewise" and "yet thus." So many as they are, so many shall they perish.
when he shall pass through--or, "and he shall pass away," namely, "the wicked counsellor" (Na 1:11), Sennacherib. The change of number to the singular distinguishes him from his host. They shall be cut down, he shall pass away home (2Ki 19:35, 36). English Version is better, "they shall be cut down, "when" He (Jehovah) shall pass through," destroying by one stroke the Assyrian host. This gives the reason why they with all their numbers and power are to be so utterly cut off. Compare "pass through," that is, in destroying power (Eze 12:12, 23; Isa 8:8; Da 11:10).
Though I have afflicted thee--Judah, "I will afflict thee no more" (Isa 40:1, 2; 52:1, 2). The contrast is between "they," the Assyrians, and "thee," Judah. Their punishment is fatal and final. Judah's was temporary and corrective.
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Assyria and Bible Prophecy

Assyria and Bible Prophecy Woe Unto Nineveh God will Summon Assyria to Destroy Israel God will Call the Assyrians to Conquer Judah Assyria will Plunder Damascus and Samaria Israel will be Taken Captive to Assyria Assyria will Take Egypt and Ethiopia as Prisoners God will Punish Assyria's Arrogance God will Break Assyria in Judah God will Destroy Assyria with His Voice God's Sword will Devour Assyria God will Defend Jerusalem from Assyria Forty Days and Nineveh will be Overthrown Nineveh will be Ultimately Cut Down Nineveh will be Made Desolate Nineveh will be Made Naked God will make Assyria a Desolation The Pride of Assyria will be Brought Down Assyrians will Accept Jesus

"Woe to Assyria, the rod of My anger And the staff in whose hand is My indignation. I will send him against an ungodly nation, And against the people of My wrath I will give him charge, To seize the spoil, to take the prey, And to tread them down like the mire of the streets. Yet he does not mean so, Nor does his heart think so; But it is in his heart to destroy, And cut off not a few nations." - Isaiah 10:5-7
 

Introduction

Overview

Assyria - God's Plunderers Isaiah 10:5-6

Assyria will Strip the Land of Judah Isaiah 7:17-25

Assyria Will Plunder Israel Isaiah 8:1-10

Assyria Judged Because of Pride Isaiah 10:5-34

Assyria Will Be Broken In the Holy Land Isaiah 14:24-28

Assyria Will Hear the Gospel Isaiah 19:23-25

Assyria Will Conquer Egypt Isaiah 20:1-6

Assyria Will Be Punished by God Isaiah 30:27-33

Assyria's Fall Will Not Be By Human Hands Isaiah 31:8-9

God Will Protect Jerusalem From Assyria Isaiah 37:21-36

Northern Kingdoms Will Attack Jerusalem Jeremiah 1:15

Jonah's Message to Nineveh Jonah 3:1-4

Nineveh Will Be Utterly Cut Off Nahum 1:1-15

Nineveh Will Be Laid Waste Nahum 2:1-13

Nineveh Will Be Stripped Naked Nahum 3:1-19

Assyria Will Be Made a Desolation Zephaniah 2:13-15

Assyria's Pride Will Be Brought Down Zechariah 10:11

Prophecies of the Captivity of Israel Hosea 8-9

When Your Enemies Are The Size Of Assyria - A Heart Message

 

Woe Unto Nineveh
God will Summon Assyria to Destroy Israel
God will Call the Assyrians to Conquer Judah
Assyria will Plunder Damascus and Samaria
Israel will be Taken Captive to Assyria
Assyria will Take Egypt and Ethiopia as Prisoners
God will Punish Assyria's Arrogance
God will Break Assyria in Judah
God will Destroy Assyria with His Voice
God's Sword will Devour Assyria
God will Defend Jerusalem from Assyria
Forty Days and Nineveh will be Overthrown
Nineveh will be Ultimately Cut Down
Nineveh will be Made Desolate
Nineveh will be Made Naked
God will make Assyria a Desolation
The Pride of Assyria will be Brought Down
Assyrians will Accept Jesus

 

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