2 A 1jealous and avenging God is the LORD; The LORD is 2avenging and awrathful *. The LORD takes 3vengeance on His adversaries, And He reserves wrath for His enemies.
3 The LORD is 4slow to anger and great in power, And the LORD will by no means leave the guilty unpunished. In 5whirlwind and storm is His way, And 6clouds are the dust beneath His feet.
4 He 7rebukes the sea and makes it dry; He dries up all the rivers. 8Bashan and Carmel wither; The blossoms of Lebanon wither.
5 Mountains 9quake because of Him And the hills 10dissolve; Indeed the earth is 11upheaved by His presence, The 12world and all the inhabitants in it.
6 13Who can stand before His indignation? Who can endure the 14burning of His anger? His 15wrath is poured out like fire And the 16rocks are broken up by Him.
7 The LORD is 17good, A stronghold in the day of trouble, And 18He knows those who take refuge in Him.
8 But with an 19overflowing flood He will make a complete end of bits site, And will pursue His enemies into 20darkness.
9 Whatever you 21devise against the LORD, He will make a 22complete end of it. Distress will not rise up twice.
10 Like tangled 23thorns, And like those who are 24drunken with their drink, They are 25consumed As stubble completely withered.
11 From you has gone forth One who 26plotted evil against the LORD, A c27wicked counselor.
12 Thus says the LORD, "Though they are at full strength and likewise many, Even so, they will be 28cut off and pass away. Though I have afflicted you, I will afflict you 29no longer.
13 "So now, I will 30break his yoke bar from upon you, And I will tear off your shackles."
14 The LORD has issued a command concerning dyou: "eYour name will 31no longer be perpetuated. I will cut off f32idol and gimage From the house of your gods. I will prepare your 33grave, For you are contemptible."
15 hBehold, 34on the mountains the feet of him who brings good news, Who announces peace! 35Celebrate your feasts, O Judah; Pay your vows. For 36never * again will the iwicked one pass through you; He is 37cut off completely.