Nahum 3:15-17 New English Translation (NET Bible)
15 There the fire will consume you;
the sword will cut you down;
it will devour you like the young locust would.
The Assyrian Defenders Will Flee
Multiply yourself like the young locust;
multiply yourself like the flying locust!
16 Increase your merchants more than the stars of heaven!
They are like the young locust that sheds its skin and flies away.
17 Your courtiers are like locusts,
your officials are like a swarm of locusts!
They encamp in the walls on a cold day,
yet when the sun rises, they fly away,
and no one knows where they are.