Nahum 1:2-8 NIV

The LORD’s Anger Against Nineveh

2 The LORD is a jealous and avenging God; the LORD takes vengeance and is filled with wrath. The LORD takes vengeance on his foes and vents his wrath against his enemies.

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3 The LORD is slow to anger but great in power; the LORD will not leave the guilty unpunished. His way is in the whirlwind and the storm, and clouds are the dust of his feet.

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

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5 The mountains quake before him and the hills melt away. The earth trembles at his presence, the world and all who live in it.

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6 Who can withstand his indignation? Who can endure his fierce anger? His wrath is poured out like fire; the rocks are shattered before him.

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7 The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him,

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8 but with an overwhelming flood he will make an end of Nineveh; he will pursue his foes into the realm of darkness.

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