Nahum 3:13

“Behold, 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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Beholde, thy people in the midst of thee are women: the gates of thy land shall be set wide open vnto thine enemies, the fire shall deuoure thy barres.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Behold, your people are women in your midst! The gates of your land are opened wide to your enemies; Fire consumes your gate bars.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Behold, thy people in the midst of thee are women; the gates of thy land are set wide open unto thine enemies: the fire hath devoured thy bars.
- American Standard Version (1901)

See, the people who are in you are women; the doorways of your land are wide open to your attackers: the locks of your doors have been burned away in the fire.
- Basic English Bible

Behold, thy people in the midst of thee are [as] women: the gates of thy land are set wide open unto thine enemies; the fire devoureth thy bars.
- Darby Bible

Behold, thy people in the midst of thee are women: the gates of thy land shall be set wide open to thy enemies: the fire shall devour thy bars.
- Webster's Bible

Behold, your troops in your midst are women. The gates of your land are set wide open to your enemies. The fire has devoured your bars.
- World English Bible

Lo, thy people [are] women in thy midst, To thine enemies thoroughly opened Have been the gates of thy land, Consumed hath fire thy bars.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Behold, thy people in the midst of thee are women; the gates of thy land are set wide open unto thine enemies; the fire hath devoured thy bars.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Nahum 3:13


3:13 Are women - Were very cowards. The gates - The strong frontiers. Wide open - Either through fear or treachery. Thy bars - With which the gates were shut and strengthened.


Discussion for Nahum 3:13

  • We are living this verse in America today. Our leaders are weaklings. Our borders sre wide open. Get ready for the assault !!! July 2014

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