Prophet Nahum portrays the city as a prostitute, enticing nations into submission, due to her wanton lust and sorceries. She will receive a prostitute's punishment.
In a graphic detail Prophet Nahum explains that Nineveh’s nakedness will be exposed to nations, she will be pelted with filth, treated with contempt, made a spectacle, and those who see her will flee from her.
Even though the nation is great as a swarm of locusts, destruction shall still ensue. They will vanish like a swarm that has flown.
The final message is addressed to the emperor, that all is now lost forever.
Nahum 3:19 Nothing can heal you;
your wound is fatal.
All who hear the news about you
clap their hands at your fall,
for who has not felt
your endless cruelty?