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Nahum 1

GNT 1 This is a message about Nineveh, the account of a vision seen by Nahum, who was from Elkosh. NIV 1 A prophecy concerning Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite. GNT 2 The Lord God tolerates no rivals; he punishes those who oppose him. In his anger he pays them back. NIV 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 vents his wrath against his enemies. GNT 3 The Lord does not easily become angry, but he is powerful and never lets the guilty go unpunished. Where the Lord walks, storms arise; the clouds are the dust raised by his feet! NIV 3 The LORD is slow to anger but 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. GNT 4 He commands the sea, and it dries up! He makes the rivers go dry. The fields of Bashan wither, Mount Carmel turns brown, and the flowers of Lebanon fade. NIV 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. GNT 5 Mountains quake in the presence of the Lord; hills melt before him. The earth shakes when the Lord appears; the world and all its people tremble. NIV 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. GNT 6 When he is angry, who can survive? Who can survive his terrible fury? He pours out his flaming anger; rocks crumble to dust before him. NIV 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. GNT 7 The Lord is good; he protects his people in times of trouble; he takes care of those who turn to him. NIV 7 The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him, GNT 8 Like a great rushing flood he completely destroys his enemies; he sends to their death those who oppose him. NIV 8 but with an overwhelming flood he will make an end of Nineveh; he will pursue his foes into the realm of darkness. GNT 9 What are you plotting against the Lord? He will destroy you. No one opposes him more than once. NIV 9 Whatever they plot against the LORDhe will bring to an end; trouble will not come a second time. GNT 10 Like tangled thorns and dry straw you drunkards will be burned up! NIV 10 They will be entangled among thorns and drunk from their wine; they will be consumed like dry stubble. GNT 11 From you, Nineveh, there came someone full of wicked schemes, who plotted against the Lord. NIV 11 From you, Nineveh, has one come forth who plots evil against the LORDand devises wicked plans. GNT 12 This is what the Lord says to his people Israel: "Even though the Assyrians are strong and numerous, they will be destroyed and disappear. My people, I made you suffer, but I will not do it again. NIV 12 This is what the LORD says: “Although they have allies and are numerous, they will be destroyed and pass away. Although I have afflicted you, Judah, I will afflict you no more. GNT 13 I will now end Assyria's power over you and break the chains that bind you." NIV 13 Now I will break their yoke from your neck and tear your shackles away.” GNT 14 This is what the Lord has decreed about the Assyrians: "They will have no descendants to carry on their name. I will destroy the idols that are in the temples of their gods. I am preparing a grave for the Assyrians - they don't deserve to live!" NIV 14 The LORD has given a command concerning you, Nineveh: “You will have no descendants to bear your name. I will destroy the images and idols that are in the temple of your gods. I will prepare your grave, for you are vile.” GNT 15 Look, a messenger is coming over the mountains with good news! He is on his way to announce the victory! People of Judah, celebrate your festivals and give God what you solemnly promised him. The wicked will never invade your land again. They have been totally destroyed! NIV 15 Look, there on the mountains, the feet of one who brings good news, who proclaims peace! Celebrate your festivals, Judah, and fulfill your vows. No more will the wicked invade you; they will be completely destroyed.

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