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2 God is bjealous, and the Lord avenges;
The Lord avenges and is furious.
The Lord will take vengeance on His adversaries,
And He reserves wrath for His enemies;
And will not at all acquit the wicked.
eThe Lord has His way
In the whirlwind and in the storm,
And the clouds are the dust of His feet.
4 fHe rebukes the sea and makes it dry,
And dries up all the rivers.
gBashan and Carmel wither,
And the flower of Lebanon wilts.
The hills melt,
And the earth 2heaves at His presence,
Yes, the world and all who dwell in it.
And hwho can endure the fierceness of His anger?
His fury is poured out like fire,
And the rocks are thrown down by Him.
7 iThe Lord is good,
A stronghold in the day of trouble;
And jHe knows those who trust in Him.
He will make an utter end of its place,
And darkness will pursue His enemies.
lHe will make an utter end of it.
Affliction will not rise up a second time.
10 For while tangled mlike thorns,
nAnd while drunken like drunkards,
oThey shall be devoured like stubble fully dried.
Who plots evil against the Lord,
A 4wicked counselor.
“Though they are 5safe, and likewise many,
Yet in this manner they will be pcut down
When he passes through.
Though I have afflicted you,
I will afflict you no more;
And burst your bonds apart.”
6“Your name shall be perpetuated no longer.
Out of the house of your gods
I will cut off the carved image and the molded image.
I will dig your qgrave,
The sfeet of him who brings good tidings,
Who proclaims peace!
O Judah, keep your appointed feasts,
Perform your vows.
For the 8wicked one shall no more pass through you;
He is tutterly cut off.
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