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Woe to Nineveh
3 Woe to (A)the bloody city,
all full of lies and plunder—
(B)no end to the prey!
2 The crack of the whip, and (C)rumble of the wheel,
(D)galloping horse and (E)bounding chariot!
3 Horsemen charging,
flashing sword and (F)glittering spear,
(G)hosts of slain,
heaps of corpses,
dead bodies without end—
they stumble over the bodies!
4 And all for the countless whorings of the (H)prostitute,
(I)graceful and of deadly charms,
who betrays nations with her whorings,
and peoples with her charms.
5 (J)Behold, I am against you,
declares the Lord of hosts,
and (K)will lift up your skirts over your face;
and I will make nations look at (L)your nakedness
and kingdoms at your shame.
6 I will throw filth at you
and (M)treat you with contempt
and make you (N)a spectacle.
7 And all who look at you (O)will shrink from you and say,
“Wasted is (P)Nineveh; (Q)who will grieve for her?”
(R)Where shall I seek comforters for you?