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.