31 Woe to the bloody [1] city! it is all full of lies and robbery; the prey departeth not;

Other Translations of Nahum 3:1

New International Version

31 Woe to the city of blood, full of lies, full of plunder, never without victims!

English Standard Version

31 Woe to the bloody city, all full of lies and plunder-- no end to the prey!

The Message

31 Doom to Murder City - full of lies, bursting with loot, addicted to violence!

New King James Version

31 Woe to the bloody city! It is all full of lies and robbery. Its victim never departs.

New Living Translation

31 What sorrow awaits Nineveh, the city of murder and lies! She is crammed with wealth and is never without victims.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Nahum 3:1

Commentary on Nahum 3:1-7

(Read Nahum 3:1-7)

When proud sinners are brought down, others should learn not to lift themselves up. The fall of this great city should be a lesson to private persons, who increase wealth by fraud and oppression. They are preparing enemies for themselves; and if the Lord sees good to punish them in this world, they will have none to pity them. Every man who seeks his own prosperity, safety, and peace, should not only act in an upright, honourable manner, but with kindness to all.