A 1jealous and avengingGod is the LORD ; The LORD is 2avenging and awrathful . The LORDtakes3vengeance on His adversaries, And He reserveswrath for His enemies.
The LORD is 4slow to anger and great in power, And the LORD will by nomeansleave the guilty unpunished. In 5whirlwind and storm is His way, And 6clouds are the dust beneath His feet.
He 7rebukes the sea and makes it dry ; He dries up all the rivers. 8Bashan and Carmelwither ; The blossoms of Lebanonwither.
5Mountains9quakebecause of Him And the hills10dissolve ; Indeed the earth is 11upheaved by His presence, The 12world and all the inhabitants in it.
613Who can standbefore His indignation ? Who can endure the 14burning of His anger ? His 15wrath is poured out like fire And the 16rocks are broken up by Him.
The LORD is 17good, A stronghold in the day of trouble, And 18He knows those who takerefuge in Him.
But with an 19overflowingflood He will make a completeend of bits site, And will pursue His enemies into 20darkness.
9Whatever you 21deviseagainst the LORD, He will make a 22completeend of it. Distress will not rise up twice.
10Liketangled23thorns, And like those who are 24drunken with their drink, They are 25consumed As stubblecompletelywithered.
From you has goneforth One who 26plottedevilagainst the LORD, A c27wickedcounselor.
12Thussays the LORD, "Though they are at full strength and likewisemany, Even so, they will be 28cutoff and passaway. Though I have afflicted you, I will afflict you 29nolonger.
"So now, I will 30break his yokebar from upon you, And I will tearoff your shackles."
The LORD has issued a commandconcerningdyou: "eYour name will 31nolonger be perpetuated. I will cutofff32idol and gimage From the house of your gods. I will prepare your 33grave, For you are contemptible."
15hBehold, 34on the mountains the feet of him who brings good news, Who announcespeace ! 35Celebrate your feasts, O Judah ; Pay your vows. For 36neveragain will the iwicked one pass through you; He is 37cutoffcompletely.