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Nahum 1:9-15 (New Century Version)

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9 The Lord will completely destroy anyone making plans against him. Trouble will not come a second time. 10 Those people will be like tangled thorns or like people drunk from their wine; they will be burned up quickly like dry weeds. 11 Someone has come from Nineveh who makes evil plans against the Lord and gives wicked advice. 12 This is what the Lord says: "Although Assyria is strong and has many people, it will be defeated and brought to an end. Although I have made you suffer, Judah, I will make you suffer no more. 13 Now I will free you from their control and tear away your chains." 14 The Lord has given you this command, Nineveh: "You will not have descendants to carry on your name. I will destroy the idols and metal images that are in the temple of your gods. I will make a grave for you, because you are wicked." 15 Look, there on the hills, someone is bringing good news! He is announcing peace! Celebrate your feasts, people of Judah, and give your promised sacrifices to God. The wicked will not come to attack you again; they have been completely destroyed.
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