Nahum 3:4

“Because 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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Because of the multitude of the whoredomes of the wel-fauoured harlot, the mistresse of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredomes, and families through her witchcrafts.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the well-favored harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredoms, and families through her witchcrafts.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because of all the false ways of the loose woman, expert in attraction and wise in secret arts, who takes nations in the net of her false ways, and families through her secret arts.
- Basic English Bible

-- Because of the multitude of the fornications of the well-favoured harlot, mistress of sorceries, that selleth nations through her fornications, and families through her sorceries,
- Darby Bible

Because of the multitude of the lewd deeds of the well-favored harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her lewd deeds, and families through her witchcrafts.
- Webster's Bible

because of the multitude of the prostitution of the alluring prostitute, the mistress of witchcraft, who sells nations through her prostitution, and families through her witchcraft.
- World English Bible

Because of the abundance of the fornications of an harlot, The goodness of the grace of the lady of witchcrafts, Who is selling nations by her fornications, And families by her witchcrafts.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Because of the multitude of the harlotries of the well-favoured harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her harlotries, and families through her witchcrafts.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Nahum 3:4


3:4 The whoredom - The idolatries, which were multiplied by the many people that served the Assyrian idols. And whoredoms literally understood, did undoubtedly abound, where wealth, luxury, ease, and long continuance of these were to be found. Well - favoured - Glorious in their state and government, and in the splendor of their idols, temples, and sacrifices. Of witchcrafts - Bewitching policies; or it may be taken for witchcrafts or necromances, which abounded among the Assyrians. That selleth - That dispose of them as imperiously, and absolutely as men do slaves. And families - This may intimate the seducing of some particular and eminent families to an hereditary service of the Assyrian idols, or to witchcrafts, in which the devil imitated God's institution, in taking a family to his service.


Discussion for Nahum 3

  • Robert DeHaan
    It has been many years since I had read and studied the Prophet Nahum. I am so blessed by Matthew Henry's Commentary also. I can't wait to meet him and all the other Saints in the Eternity. I also long for the Greatest Wedding Feast Ever when we gather to begin our Eternal Home living under that Shikinah Glory!! The world will be judged soon, just as the wicked city of Ninevah. Repent sinner!
  • Skyler
    I love God dearly he is my hero!
  • Waveneystraughn
    This is about the destruction of Nineveh they did notkept the promises they made to God they became more wicked God is A loving merciful forgiving God but we take God forgranted his mercies will not last for ever wickedness has to be wipe out we are not untouchable let this be alesson for us God is not mock what so ever A man or nation sows will harvest what is planted
  • We are living this verse in America today. Our leaders are weaklings. Our borders sre wide open. Get ready for the assault !!! July 2014
  • Eric ansah lsaac for verse 1
    nahum is seventh in order of minor prophets in the second division of the hebrews.canon. 1.the character of nahum is a man of principles and man of words.2.the siege and fall of nineveh.3.reasons for nahum to let the people to know their right and lift.
  • HARRY ALLISON
    EVEN AS REV.SCOTT preached on last night,when i start depending on "MY " goodness *(subject) rather than JESUS`S goodness(substance),i will lose.BY seeking JESUS ALWAYS will cancil GOD`s WRATH upon me.no one stands against JESUS , and wins,nobody....

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