1 The 1aoracle of bNineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.
2 A ajealous and avenging God is the Lord;
The Lord is bavenging and 1wrathful.
The Lord takes cvengeance on His adversaries,
And He reserves wrath for His enemies.
3 The Lord is aslow to anger and great in power,
And the Lord will by no means leave the guilty unpunished.
In bwhirlwind and storm is His way,
And cclouds are the dust beneath His feet.
4 He arebukes the sea and makes it dry;
He dries up all the rivers.
bBashan and Carmel wither;
The blossoms of Lebanon wither.
5 Mountains aquake because of Him
And the hills bdissolve;
Indeed the earth is cupheaved by His presence,
The dworld and all the inhabitants in it.
6 aWho can stand before His indignation?
Who can endure the bburning of His anger?
His cwrath is poured out like fire
And the drocks are broken up by Him.
7 The Lord is agood,
A stronghold in the day of trouble,
And bHe knows those who take refuge in Him.
8 But with an aoverflowing flood
He will make a complete end of 1its site,
And will pursue His enemies into bdarkness.
9 Whatever you adevise against the Lord,
He will make a bcomplete end of it.
Distress will not rise up twice.
10 Like tangled athorns,
And like those who are bdrunken with their drink,
They are cconsumed
As stubble completely withered.
One who aplotted evil against the Lord,
“Though they are at full strength and likewise many,
Even so, they will be acut off and pass away.
Though I have afflicted you,
I will afflict you bno longer.
13 “So now, I will abreak his yoke bar from upon you,
And I will tear off your shackles.”
14 The Lord has issued a command concerning 1you:
“2Your name will ano longer be perpetuated.
I will cut off 3bidol and 4image
From the house of your gods.
I will prepare your cgrave,
For you are contemptible.”
15 1Behold, aon the mountains the feet of him who brings good news,
Who announces peace!
bCelebrate your feasts, O Judah;
Pay your vows.
For cnever again will the 2wicked one pass through you;
He is dcut off completely.
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