The a1oracle of 2Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.
A 3jealous and avengingGod is the LORD; The LORD is 4avenging and bwrathful . The LORDtakes5vengeance on His adversaries, And He reserveswrath for His enemies.
The LORD is 6slow to anger and great in power, And the LORD will by nomeansleave the guilty unpunished. In 7whirlwind and storm is His way, And 8clouds are the dust beneath His feet.
He 9rebukes the sea and makes it dry; He dries up all the rivers. 10Bashan and Carmelwither; The blossoms of Lebanonwither.
5Mountains11quakebecause of Him And the hills12dissolve; Indeed the earth is 13upheaved by His presence, The 14world and all the inhabitants in it.
615Who can standbefore His indignation? Who can endure the 16burning of His anger? His 17wrath is poured out like fire And the 18rocks are broken up by Him.
The LORD is 19good, A stronghold in the day of trouble, And 20He knows those who takerefuge in Him.
But with an 21overflowingflood He will make a completeend of cits site, And will pursue His enemies into 22darkness.
9Whatever you 23deviseagainst the LORD, He will make a 24completeend of it. Distress will not rise up twice.
10Liketangled25thorns, And like those who are 26drunken with their drink, They are 27consumed As stubblecompletelywithered.
From you has goneforth One who 28plottedevilagainst the LORD, A d29wickedcounselor.
12Thussays the LORD, "Though they are at full strength and likewisemany, Even so, they will be 30cutoff and passaway. Though I have afflicted you, I will afflict you 31nolonger.
"So now, I will 32break his yokebar from upon you, And I will tearoff your shackles."
The LORD has issued a commandconcerningeyou: "fYour name will 33nolonger be perpetuated. I will cutoffg34idol and himage From the house of your gods. I will prepare your 35grave, For you are contemptible."
15iBehold, 36on the mountains the feet of him who brings good news, Who announcespeace! 37Celebrate your feasts, O Judah; Pay your vows. For 38neveragain will the jwicked one pass through you; He is 39cutoffcompletely.