Nahum 1:2-8 (English Standard Version)

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God's Wrath Against Nineveh

2 1The LORD is a jealous and avenging God; the LORD is avenging and wrathful; 2the LORD takes vengeance on his adversaries and 3keeps wrath for his enemies. 3 4The LORD is slow to anger and 5great in power, and 6the LORD will by no means clear the guilty. 7His way is in whirlwind and storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet. 4 8He rebukes the sea and makes it dry; he dries up all the rivers; 9Bashan and 10Carmel wither; the bloom of 11Lebanon withers. 5 12The mountains quake before him; 13the hills melt; the earth heaves before him, 14the world and all who dwell in it. 6 15Who can stand before his indignation? Who can endure the heat of his anger? His wrath 16is poured out like fire, and 17the rocks are broken into pieces by him. 7 18The LORD is good, 19a stronghold in the day of trouble; 20he knows those who take refuge in him. 8 But 21with an overflowing flood he will make a complete end of the adversaries,a and 22will pursue his enemies into darkness.
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