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1 Burden of 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 A God zealous and avenging [is] Jehovah, An avenger [is] Jehovah, and possessing fury. An avenger [is] Jehovah on His adversaries, And He is watching for His enemies. 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 Jehovah [is] slow to anger, and great in power, And Jehovah doth not entirely acquit, In a hurricane and in a tempest [is] His way, And a cloud [is] 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 is pushing against a sea, and drieth it up, Yea, all the floods He hath made dry, Languishing [are] Bashan and Carmel, Yea, the flower of Lebanon [is] languishing. 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 have shaken because of Him, And the hills have been melted; And lifted up [is] the earth at His presence, And the world and all dwelling 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 Before His indignation who doth stand? And who riseth up in the heat of His anger? His fury hath been poured out like fire, And the rocks have been broken 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 Good [is] Jehovah for a strong place in a day of distress. And He knoweth those trusting in Him. 7 The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him,
8 And with a flood passing over, An end He maketh of its place, And His enemies doth darkness pursue. 8 but with an overwhelming flood he will make an end of [Nineveh]; he will pursue his foes into darkness.
9 What do we devise against Jehovah? An end He is making, arise not twice doth distress. 9 Whatever they plot against the LORD he will bring to an end; trouble will not come a second time.
10 For while princes [are] perplexed, And with their drink are drunken, They have been consumed as stubble fully dried. 10 They will be entangled among thorns and drunk from their wine; they will be consumed like dry stubble.
11 From thee hath come forth a deviser of evil Against Jehovah -- a worthless counsellor. 11 From you, [O Nineveh, ] has one come forth who plots evil against the LORD and counsels wickedness.
12 Thus said Jehovah: Though complete, and thus many, Yet thus they have been cut off, And he hath passed away. And I afflicted thee, I afflict thee no more. 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 break his rod from off thee, And thy bands I do draw away. 13 Now I will break their yoke from your neck and tear your shackles away."
14 And commanded concerning thee hath Jehovah, `No more of thy name doth spread abroad, From the house of thy gods I cut off graven and molten image, I appoint thy grave, for thou hast been vile. 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 Lo, on the mountains the feet of one proclaiming tidings, sounding peace! Celebrate, O Judah, thy festivals, complete thy vows, For add no more to pass over into thee doth the worthless, He hath been 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.