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Nahum 1 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 This is a revelation from the LORD about Nineveh. This book contains the vision of Nahum from Elkosh. 1 An oracle concerning Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.
2 God does not tolerate rivals. The LORD takes revenge. The LORD takes revenge and is full of anger. The LORD takes revenge against his enemies and holds a grudge against his foes. 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 patient and has great strength. The LORD will never let the guilty go unpunished. Raging winds and storms mark his path, and clouds are the dust from 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 yells at the sea and makes it dry. He dries up all the rivers. Bashan and Carmel wither. The flowers of Lebanon wither. 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 quake because of him. The hills melt. The earth draws back in his presence. The world and all who live in it draw back as well. 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 can stand in the presence of his rage? Who can oppose his burning anger? He pours out his rage like fire and smashes the rocky cliffs. 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. [He is] a fortress in the day of trouble. He knows those who seek shelter in him. 7 The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him,
8 He will put an end to Nineveh with a devastating flood. He will pursue his enemies with darkness. 8 but with an overwhelming flood he will make an end of [Nineveh]; he will pursue his foes into darkness.
9 What do you think about the LORD? He is the one who will bring Nineveh to an end. This trouble will never happen again. 9 Whatever they plot against the LORD he will bring to an end; trouble will not come a second time.
10 [The people of Nineveh will be] like tangled thorns and like people drunk on their own drink. They will be completely burned up like very dry straw. 10 They will be entangled among thorns and drunk from their wine; they will be consumed like dry stubble.
11 From you, Nineveh, a person who plans evil against the LORD sets out. His advice is wicked. 11 From you, [O Nineveh, ] has one come forth who plots evil against the LORD and counsels wickedness.
12 This is what the LORD says: Though the people of Nineveh are physically fit and many in number, they will be cut down and die. Though I have humbled you, Judah, I will not humble you again. 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 But now I will break Nineveh's yoke off of you and tear its chains from you. 13 Now I will break their yoke from your neck and tear your shackles away."
14 The LORD has given this command about you, Nineveh: You will no longer have descendants to carry on your name. I will remove the wooden and metal idols from the temple of your gods. I will prepare your grave because you are worthless. 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 There on the mountains are the feet of a messenger who announces the good news: "All is well!" Celebrate your festivals, Judah! Keep your vows! This wickedness will never pass your way again. It will be completely removed. 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.