'I am against you,' declares the Lord Almighty. 'I will lift your
skirts over your face. I will show the nations your nakedness and the kingdoms your
shame. I will pelt you with filth, I will treat you with contempt and make you a
spectacle. All who see you will flee from you and say, "Nineveh is in ruins - who will
mourn for her?" Where can I find anyone to comfort you?'
The name "Lord Almighty" speaks of the fact that God created all
and therefore owns all things and can provide all things. For the reasons that God
listed, He says that He is going to expose the people for what they have done. As
Creator, He has the right to do so and intends to make an example of them to the
nations. Imagine holding a funeral service for someone that nobody believed was dead and
you get a picture of what God is saying here. None of the other nations would have
believed that the great Assyrians could be humbled but, once it is revealed, their
friends will run like rats leaving a sinking ship.