Nahum 3:5
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5  I am going to deal with you —declares the lord of Hosts. I will lift up your skirts over your face And display your nakedness to the nations And your shame to kingdoms.

hi-n’-NEE ay-LA-yikh n’-UM a-do-NAI tz’-va-OT v’-gi-lay-TEE shu-LA-yikh al pa-NA-yikh v’-har-ay-TEE go-YIM ma-RAYKH u-mam-la-KHOT k’-lo-NAYKH

ה  הִנְנִי אֵלַיִךְ נְאֻם יְהֹוָה צְבָאוֹת וְגִלֵּיתִי שׁוּלַיִךְ עַל־פָּנָיִךְ וְהַרְאֵיתִי גוֹיִם מַעְרֵךְ וּמַמְלָכוֹת קְלוֹנֵךְ׃

3:5  I am going to deal with you—declares God of Hosts

In Nachum’s final prophecy against Nineveh, Hashem addresses Assyria directly. The statement “I am going to deal with you” testifies that the nations set to fight against Assyria are only the agents of God, Who is ultimately controlling global events. The punishment of uncovering the nakedness of Assyria mirrors the punishment traditionally given to unfaithful spouses (Hosea 2:5). Assyria gained power by “seducing” smaller nations, enticing them into alliances and then breaking their word and enslaving them. Assyria acted unfaithfully, and will therefore receive the punishment of the unfaithful. Those who were humiliated by Assyria will now witness its downfall.

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  • “The statement “Behold, I am against thee” testifies that the nations set to fight against Assyria are only the puppets of God, who is ultimately controlling the events.”
    I think it’s safe to say that this statement applies to every nation equally, including Y’srael. Everything is under His control and He is working out His plan through the nations as they join together and come against Y’srael and ultimately positioning the world to see the final showdown between The Creator of the Universe and all those that will stand with His enemies.
    Yes, we are going to see some terrible things before everything can be made right, but He has shown us the end from the beginning and there is nothing to fear for those that fear Him.
    Baruch Hashem.

    • I agree with you. We who fear HaShem know it will not be easy. With the outcome of the election in America we know that to change things, to bring America back to one nation under HaShem there will be battles but the Lord Of Hosts will bring His people back to His Isreal. Those faithful in America will carry them in ships and wheel barrels. We will stand with Isreal.

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Nahum 3:5

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