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1 The word about Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite. 1 An oracle concerning Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.
2 The Lord is a God who takes care of his honour and gives punishment for wrong; the Lord gives punishment and is angry; the Lord sends punishment on those who are against him, being angry with his haters. 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 maintains his wrath against his enemies.
3 The Lord is slow to get angry and great in power, and will not let the sinner go without punishment: the way of the Lord is in the wind and the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet. 3 The LORD is slow to anger and 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.
4 He says sharp words to the sea and makes it dry, drying up all the rivers: Bashan is feeble, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon is without strength. 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.
5 The mountains are shaking because of him, and the hills flowing away; the earth is falling to bits before him, the world and all who are in it. 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.
6 Who may keep his place before his wrath? and who may undergo the heat of his passion? his wrath is let loose like fire and the rocks are broken open by him. 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.
7 The Lord is good, a strong place in the day of trouble; and he has knowledge of those who take him for their safe cover. 7 The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him,
8 But like water overflowing he will take them away; he will put an end to those who come up against him, driving his haters into the dark. 8 but with an overwhelming flood he will make an end of [Nineveh]; he will pursue his foes into darkness.
9 What are you designing against the Lord? he will put an end to it: his haters will not come up again a second time. 9 Whatever they plot against the LORD he will bring to an end; trouble will not come a second time.
10 For though they are like twisted thorns, and are overcome as with drink, they will come to destruction like stems of grass fully dry. 10 They will be entangled among thorns and drunk from their wine; they will be consumed like dry stubble.
11 One has gone out from you who is designing evil against the Lord, whose purposes are of no value. 11 From you, [O Nineveh, ] has one come forth who plots evil against the LORD and counsels wickedness.
12 This is what the Lord has said: The days of my cause against you are ended; they are cut off and past. Though I have sent trouble on you, you will no longer be troubled. 12 This is what the LORD says: "Although they have allies and are numerous, they will be cut off and pass away. Although I have afflicted you, [O Judah, ] I will afflict you no more.
13 And now I will let his yoke be broken off you, and your chains be parted. 13 Now I will break their yoke from your neck and tear your shackles away."
14 The Lord has given an order about you, that no more of your name are to be planted: from the house of your gods I will have the pictured and metal images cut off; I will make your last resting-place a place of shame; for you are completely evil. 14 The LORD has given a command concerning you, [Nineveh]: "You will have no descendants to bear your name. I will destroy the carved images and cast idols that are in the temple of your gods. I will prepare your grave, for you are vile."
15 See on the mountains the feet of him who comes with good news, giving word of peace! Keep your feasts, O Judah, give effect to your oaths: for the good-for-nothing man will never again go through you; he is completely cut off. 15 Look, there on the mountains, the feet of one who brings good news, who proclaims peace! Celebrate your festivals, O Judah, and fulfill your vows. No more will the wicked invade you; they will be completely destroyed.