Bible: Nah. 2:11-13; 3:8-19
Taunt against the Once-Mighty Lion
2:11 Where now is the den of the lions, 1
the feeding place 2 of the young lions,
and no one disturbed them? 6
2:12 The lion tore apart as much prey as his cubs needed 7
and strangled prey to provide food 8 for his lionesses;
he filled 9 his lairs with prey
and his dens with torn flesh.
Battle Cry of the Divine Warrior
the sword will devour your young lions; 14
you will no longer prey upon the land; 15
the voices of your messengers 16 will no longer be heard.”
The Judgment Oracles of God at the Fall
3:8 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the
“Because you have done this,
cursed 17 are you above all the wild beasts
and all the living creatures of the field!
On your belly you will crawl 18
and dust you will eat 19 all the days of your life.
3:15 And I will put hostility 20 between you and the woman
and between your offspring and her offspring; 21
her offspring will attack 22 your head,
3:16 To the woman he said,
with pain you will give birth to children.
You will want to control your husband, 28
but he will dominate 29 you.”
3:17 But to Adam 30 he said,
“Because you obeyed 31 your wife
and ate from the tree about which I commanded you,
‘You must not eat from it,’
in painful toil you will eat 34 of it all the days of your life.
3:18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you,
but you will eat the grain 35 of the field.
3:19 By the sweat of your brow 36 you will eat food
until you return to the ground, 37
for out of it you were taken;
for you are dust, and to dust you will return.” 38