Old Testament


Nahum, three chapters, prophecies 'gainst Nineveh:
"Woe to the bloody city!" God's quoted to say.
Most likely written in the days of King Josiah,
The book condemns Nineveh with those words of fire.
It had been spared in the days of Jonah the prophet,
But now the lord pronounces judgement upon it.
Mainstay of the cruel Assyrian nation,
It's sins brought forth, through Nahum, this condemnation:
"The city is all full of lies and robbery!
Behold, saith the Lord of Hosts, I am against thee!"
"One day," He says (which came true!) "men looking will see
Nineveh laid waste, with no man to comfort thee!"

Previous BookIndexNext Book