Nahum 1:9-15 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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9 Why waste time conniving against God? He's putting an end to all such scheming. For troublemakers, no second chances. 9 Whatever they plot against the LORD he will bring to an end; trouble will not come a second time.
10 Like a pile of dry brush, Soaked in oil, they'll go up in flames. A Think Tank for Lies 10 They will be entangled among thorns and drunk from their wine; they will be consumed like dry stubble.
11 Nineveh's an anthill of evil plots against God, A think tank for lies that seduce and betray. 11 From you, [O Nineveh, ] has one come forth who plots evil against the LORD and counsels wickedness.
12 And God has something to say about all this: "Even though you're on top of the world, With all the applause and all the votes, you'll be mowed down flat. "I've afflicted you, Judah, true, but I won't afflict 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 From now on I'm taking the yoke from your neck and splitting it up for kindling. I'm cutting you free from the ropes of your bondage." 13 Now I will break their yoke from your neck and tear your shackles away."
14 God's orders on Nineveh: "You're the end of the line. It's all over with Nineveh. I'm gutting your temple. Your gods and goddesses go in the trash. I'm digging your grave. It's an unmarked grave. You're nothing - no, you're less than nothing!" 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! Striding across the mountains - a messenger bringing the latest good news: peace! A holiday, Judah! Celebrate! Worship and recommit to God! No more worries about this enemy. This one is history. Close the books. 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.