Nahum 1:1-8 (New International Version)

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1 An oracle1 concerning Nineveh.2 The book of the vision3 of Nahum the Elkoshite.

The LORD's Anger Against Nineveh

2 The LORD is a jealous4 and avenging God; the LORD takes vengeance5 and is filled with wrath. The LORD takes vengeance on his foes and maintains his wrath against his enemies.6 3 The LORD is slow to anger7 and great in power; the LORD will not leave the guilty unpunished.8 His way is in the whirlwind9 and the storm,10 and clouds11 are the dust of his feet. 4 He rebukes12 the sea and dries it up;13 he makes all the rivers run dry. Bashan and Carmel14 wither and the blossoms of Lebanon fade. 5 The mountains quake15 before him and the hills melt away.16 The earth trembles17 at his presence, the world and all who live in it.18 6 Who can withstand19 his indignation? Who can endure20 his fierce anger?21 His wrath is poured out like fire;22 the rocks are shattered23 before him. 7 The LORD is good,24 a refuge in times of trouble.25 He cares for26 those who trust in him,27 8 but with an overwhelming flood28 he will make an end of [Nineveh]; he will pursue his foes into darkness.
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