New International Version
8 Are you better than(A) Thebes,(B)
situated on the Nile,(C)
with water around her?
The river was her defense,
the waters her wall.
9 Cush[a](D) and Egypt were her boundless strength;
Put(E) and Libya(F) were among her allies.
10 Yet she was taken captive(G)
and went into exile.
Her infants were dashed(H) to pieces
at every street corner.
Lots(I) were cast for her nobles,
and all her great men were put in chains.(J)
- Nahum 3:9 That is, the upper Nile region