The LORD is a jealous1 and avenging God; the LORD takes vengeance2 and is filled with wrath. The LORD takes vengeance on his foes and maintains his wrath against his enemies.3
The LORD is slow to anger4 and great in power; the LORD will not leave the guilty unpunished.5 His way is in the whirlwind6 and the storm,7 and clouds8 are the dust of his feet.
He rebukes9 the sea and dries it up;10 he makes all the rivers run dry. Bashan and Carmel11 wither and the blossoms of Lebanon fade.
The mountains quake12 before him and the hills melt away.13 The earth trembles14 at his presence, the world and all who live in it.15
Who can withstand16 his indignation? Who can endure17 his fierce anger?18 His wrath is poured out like fire;19 the rocks are shattered20 before him.
The LORD is good,21 a refuge in times of trouble.22 He cares for23 those who trust in him,24
but with an overwhelming flood25 he will make an end of [Nineveh]; he will pursue his foes into darkness.
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