Nahum 1:2-8 CSB

God's Vengeance

2 The Lord is a jealous and avenging God; the Lord takes vengeance and is fierce ina wrath. The Lord takes vengeance against His foes; He is furious with His enemies.b

References for Nahum 1:2

    • b 1:2 - Lit is a master of
    • c 1:2 - Dt 6:15; Jr 46:10; Zph 1:18
      3 The Lord is slow to anger but great in power; the Lord will never leave [the guilty] unpunished. His path is in the whirlwind and storm,c and clouds are the dust beneath His feet.

      References for Nahum 1:3

        • d 1:3 - Ex 34:6-7; Nm 14:18; Isa 29:6
          4 He rebukes the sea so that it dries up, and He makes all the rivers run dry.d Bashan and Carmel wither;e even the flower of Lebanon withers.

          References for Nahum 1:4

            • e 1:4 - 2 Sm 22:16; Ps 106:9; Isa 50:2
            • f 1:4 - Isa 33:9
              5 The mountains quake before Him, and the hills melt; the earth tremblesfg at His presence- the world and all who live in it.h

              References for Nahum 1:5

                • g 1:5 - Some emend to is laid waste
                • h 1:5 - Lit lifts
                • i 1:5 - Ps 18:7; Jr 4:24; Am 8:8
                  6 Who can withstand His indignation? Who can endure His burning anger?i His wrath is poured out like fire, even rocks are shattered before Him.

                  References for Nahum 1:6

                    • j 1:6 - Ps 7:11; 69:24; 78:49

                      Destruction of Nineveh

                      7 The Lord is good, a stronghold in a day of distress; He cares for those who take refuge in Him.j

                      References for Nahum 1:7

                        • k 1:7 - 2 Sm 22:3; Ps 17:7; 34:8
                          8 But He will completely destroy Ninevehk with an overwhelming flood, and He will chase His enemies into darkness.

                          References for Nahum 1:8

                            • l 1:8 - Lit her place