Nahum 1 NIV

1 An oracle1 concerning Nineveh.2 The book of the vision3 of Nahum the Elkoshite.

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The LORD's Anger Against Nineveh

2 The LORD is a jealous4 and avenging God; the LORD takes vengeance5 and is filled with wrath. The LORD takes vengeance on his foes and maintains his wrath against his enemies.6

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3 The LORD is slow to anger7 and great in power; the LORD will not leave the guilty unpunished.8 His way is in the whirlwind9 and the storm,10 and clouds11 are the dust of his feet.

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4 He rebukes12 the sea and dries it up;13 he makes all the rivers run dry. Bashan and Carmel14 wither and the blossoms of Lebanon fade.

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5 The mountains quake15 before him and the hills melt away.16 The earth trembles17 at his presence, the world and all who live in it.18

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6 Who can withstand19 his indignation? Who can endure20 his fierce anger?21 His wrath is poured out like fire;22 the rocks are shattered23 before him.

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7 The LORD is good,24 a refuge in times of trouble.25 He cares for26 those who trust in him,27

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8 but with an overwhelming flood28 he will make an end of [Nineveh]; he will pursue his foes into darkness.

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9 Whatever they plot29 against the LORD hea will bring to an end; trouble will not come a second time.

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    • a 1:9 - Or "What do you foes plot against the Lord? / He"
      10 They will be entangled among thorns30 and drunk31 from their wine; they will be consumed like dry stubble.b32

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        • b 1:10 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this verse is uncertain.
          11 From you, [O Nineveh, ] has one come forth who plots evil against the LORD and counsels wickedness.
          12 This is what the LORD says: "Although they have allies and are numerous, they will be cut off33 and pass away. Although I have afflicted you, [O Judah, ] I will afflict you no more.34

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          13 Now I will break their yoke35 from your neck and tear your shackles away."36

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          14 The LORD has given a command concerning you, [Nineveh]: "You will have no descendants to bear your name.37 I will destroy the carved images38 and cast idols that are in the temple of your gods. I will prepare your grave,39 for you are vile."

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          15 Look, there on the mountains, the feet of one who brings good news,40 who proclaims peace!41 Celebrate your festivals,42 O Judah, and fulfill your vows. No more will the wicked invade you;43 they will be completely destroyed.

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