The LORD is good,1 a refuge in times of trouble.2 He cares for3 those who trust in him,48
but with an overwhelming flood5 he will make an end of [Nineveh]; he will pursue his foes into darkness.
Whatever they plot6 against the LORD hea will bring to an end; trouble will not come a second time.
They will be entangled among thorns7 and drunk8 from their wine; they will be consumed like dry stubble.b911
From you, [O Nineveh, ] has one come forth who plots evil against the LORD and counsels wickedness.
This is what the LORD says: "Although they have allies and are numerous, they will be cut off10 and pass away. Although I have afflicted you, [O Judah, ] I will afflict you no more.11