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Nahum 1:9-15 (Holman Christian Standard)

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9 Whatever youa plot against the Lord, He will bring [it] to complete destruction; oppression will not rise up a second time. 10 For they will be consumed like entangled thorns, like a drunkard's drink, and like straw that is fully dry.b 11 One has gone out from Nineveh,c who plots evil against the Lord, and is a wicked counselor.

Promise of Judah's Deliverance

12 This is what the Lord says: Though they are strongd and numerous, they will still be mowed down, and hee will pass away. Though I have afflicted you,f I will afflict you no longer. 13 For I will now break off hisg yoke from you and tear off your shackles.

The Assyrian King's Demise

14 The Lord has issued an order concerning you:h There will be no offspring to carry on your name.i I will eliminate the carved idol and cast image from the house of your gods;j I will prepare your grave, for you are contemptible. 15 k Look to the mountains- the feet of one bringing good news and proclaiming peace!l Celebrate your festivals, Judah; fulfill your vows. For the wicked one will never again march through you; he will be entirely wiped out.
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