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1 The oracle concerning Nineveh-- the scroll of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite: 1 An oracle concerning Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.
2 Yahweh is a jealous God and avenging; Yahweh is avenging and {full of wrath}. Yahweh takes vengeance against his enemies; he rages against his adversaries. 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 Yahweh is slow to anger but great [in] power; he will certainly not allow [the guilty] to go unpunished. {He marches} in storm wind and in gale; storm 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 rebukes the sea and he dries up the rivers; he makes all the rivers run dry. Bashan and Carmel wither; the blossom of Lebanon languishes. 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 Mountains quake before him; the hills shake apart. The earth heaves before him-- the world and all her inhabitants. 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 His indignation--who can stand before it? Who can endure {his fierce anger}? His wrath is poured out like fire; rocks are shattered before 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 Yahweh is good--a refuge in [the] day of distress; [he knows] those who take refuge in him. 7 The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him,
8 But with a rushing torrent he will bring [Nineveh] to an end; he will chase his enemies into 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 plot against Yahweh? {He will completely destroy it}; trouble will not rise up 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 like entangled thorns, and like their drink which is drunk, they will be consumed like fully dry chaff. 10 They will be entangled among thorns and drunk from their wine; they will be consumed like dry stubble.
11 From you goes out one who plots evil against Yahweh, one who plans wickedness. 11 From you, [O Nineveh, ] has one come forth who plots evil against the LORD and counsels wickedness.
12 Yahweh says this: "Even though [they are] powerful and likewise many, even so they will be cut off and pass away. Though I have afflicted you, I will afflict you no longer. 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 break his yoke from upon you; I will snap your bonds." 13 Now I will break their yoke from your neck and tear your shackles away."
14 Yahweh has commanded concerning you: "Your name will no longer be sown. I will cut off {the idols and images} from the {temple} of your gods; {I will send you to the 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 Look! On the mountains! The feet of the one who brings good tidings, the one who proclaims peace! "Celebrate [a festival], O Judah, Fulfill your vows! For he will not invade you again; the wicked one is cut off completely!" 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.