The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleNahum 3:7
And it shall come to pass, [that] all they that look upon thee
shall flee from thee…
As something loathsome and abominable, not
fit to be come near unto, or touched; and as astonished and amazed at an
object so forlorn and miserable, and lest they should partake of the
and say, Nineveh is laid waste;
utterly destroyed; its walls broke
down, its houses demolished, its substance plundered, and its
inhabitants killed, or carried captive; who could have thought it, when
it was once so stately, rich, and powerful? but so it is indeed!
who will bemoan her?
there are none left in her to do it; and as
for others, her neighbours, whom she has oppressed and cruelly used,
these will laugh and rejoice, instead of lamenting her case:
whence shall I seek comforters for thee?
none from among her
inhabitants, being destroyed, or carried into a foreign land; and none
from among the nations round about, who will rather deride and insult
than pity and comfort; so wretched and miserable would her case be!