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Nahum 3:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— the horseman mounting, and the flashing sword, and the glittering spear, and a multitude of slain, and a great heap of corpses, and there is no end of the bodies; they stumble upon their bodies; --
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The horseman lifteth up both the bright sword and the glittering spear: and [there is] a multitude of slain, and a great number of carcases; and [there is] none end of [their] corpses; they stumble upon their corpses:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Horsemen charging, Swords flashing, spears gleaming, Many slain, a mass of corpses, And countless dead bodies— They stumble over the dead bodies!
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The horseman lifteth up both the bright sword, and the glittering spear: and [there is] a multitude of slain, and a great number of carcasses; and [there is] no end of [their] corpses; they stumble upon their corpses:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The horseman springing up, and the glitter of the sword, and the flash of the spear, and a multitude of slain, and a mass of carcases, and no end of corpses: they stumble over their corpses.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Horsemen uplifting both the flashing sword, and the lightning spear, Aye, a mass of slain, and a weight of dead bridles,—and no end of corpses, so that they stumble upon their corpses.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And the flame of a sword, and the lightning of a spear, And the abundance of the wounded, And the weight of carcases, Yea, there is no end to the bodies, They stumble over their bodies.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And of the shining sword, and of the glittering spear, and of a multitude slain, and of a grievous destruction: and there is no end of carcasses, and they shall fall down on their dead bodies.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The horseman lifteth vp both the bright sword, & the glittering speare, and [there is] a multitude of slaine, and a great number of carkeises: and [there is] none ende of their corpses: they stumble vpon their corpses,
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— and of the mounting rider, and of the glittering sword, and of the gleaming arms, and of a multitude of slain, and of heavy falling: and there was no end to her nations, but they shall be weak in their bodies
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The horseman lifteth up both the bright sword and the glittering spear: and [there is] a multitude of slain, and a great number of carcases; and [there is] none end of [their] corpses; they stumble upon their corpses:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The horseman 6571
{6571} Prime
פָּרָשׁ
parash
{paw-rawsh'}
From H6567; a steed (as stretched out to a vehicle, not single nor for mounting (compare H5483)); also (by implication) a driver (in a chariot), that is, (collectively) cavalry.
lifteth up 5927
{5927} Prime
עָלָה
`alah
{aw-law'}
A primitive root; to ascend, intransitively (be high) or active (mount); used in a great variety of senses, primary and secondary, literally and figuratively.
z8688
<8688> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 857
both the bright 3851
{3851} Prime
לַהַב
lahab
{lah'-hab}
From an unused root meaning to gleam, a flash; figuratively a sharply polished blade or point of a weapon.
sword 2719
{2719} Prime
חֶרֶב
chereb
{kheh'-reb}
From H2717; drought; also a cutting instrument (from its destructive effect), as a knife, sword, or other sharp implement.
and the glittering 1300
{1300} Prime
בָּרָק
baraq
{baw-rawk'}
From H1299; lightning; by analogy a gleam; concretely a flashing sword.
spear: 2595
{2595} Prime
חֲנִית
chaniyth
{khan-eeth'}
From H2583; a lance (for thrusting, like pitching a tent).
and [there is] a multitude 7230
{7230} Prime
רֹב
rob
{robe}
From H7231; abundance (in any respect).
of slain, 2491
{2491} Prime
חָלָל
chalal
{khaw-lawl'}
From H2490; pierced (especially to death); figuratively polluted.
and a great y3514
[3514] Standard
כֹּבֶד
kobed
{ko'-bed}
From H3513; weight, multitude, vehemence.
number x3514
(3514) Complement
כֹּבֶד
kobed
{ko'-bed}
From H3513; weight, multitude, vehemence.
of carcases; 6297
{6297} Prime
פֶּגֶר
peger
{peh'-gher}
From H6296; a carcase (as limp), whether of man or beast; figuratively an idolatrous image.
and [there is] none x369
(0369) Complement
אַיִן
'ayin
{ah'-yin}
As if from a primitive root meaning to be nothing or not exist; a non-entity; generally used as a negative particle.
end 7097
{7097} Prime
קָצֶה
qatseh
{kaw-tseh'}
The second form is negative only; from H7096; an extremity (used in a great variety of applications and idioms; compare H7093).
of [their] corpses; 1472
{1472} Prime
גְּוִיָּה
g@viyah
{ghev-ee-yaw'}
Prolonged for H1465; a body, whether alive or dead.
they stumble 3782
{3782} Prime
כָּשַׁל
kashal
{kaw-shal'}
A primitive root; to totter or waver (through weakness of the legs, especially the ankle); by implication to falter, stumble, faint or fall.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
z8675
<8675> Grammar
Kethiv Reading

Where the translators of the Authorised Version followed the qere reading rather than the kethiv.
z8735
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
upon their corpses: 1472
{1472} Prime
גְּוִיָּה
g@viyah
{ghev-ee-yaw'}
Prolonged for H1465; a body, whether alive or dead.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Nahum 3:3

_ _ horseman — distinct from “the horses” (in the chariots, Nahum 3:2).

_ _ lifteth up — denoting readiness for fight [Ewald]. Gesenius translates, “lifteth up (literally, ‘makes to ascend’) his horse.” Similarly Maurer, “makes his horse to rise up on his hind feet.” Vulgate translates, “ascending,” that is, making his horse to advance up to the assault. This last is perhaps better than English Version.

_ _ the bright sword and the glittering spear — literally, “the glitter of the sword and the flash of the spear!” This, as well as the translation, “the horseman advancing up,” more graphically presents the battle scene to the eye.

_ _ they stumble upon their corpses — The Medo-Babylonian enemy stumble upon the Assyrian corpses.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Nahum 3:1-7.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Nahum 3:3

The horsemen — The Chaldeans and their confederates.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
bright sword and the glittering spear:
Heb. flame of the sword, and lightning of the spear,
Nahum 2:4 The chariots shall rage in the streets, they shall justle one against another in the broad ways: they shall seem like torches, they shall run like the lightnings.
Genesis 3:24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
Habakkuk 3:11 The sun [and] moon stood still in their habitation: at the light of thine arrows they went, [and] at the shining of thy glittering spear.

and there:

Isaiah 37:36 Then the angel of the LORD went forth, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they [were] all dead corpses.
Ezekiel 31:3-13 Behold, the Assyrian [was] a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs. ... Upon his ruin shall all the fowls of the heaven remain, and all the beasts of the field shall be upon his branches:
Ezekiel 39:4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that [is] with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and [to] the beasts of the field to be devoured.
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