Nahum 1


The Concern of Nineveh

1The concern for Nineveh. The scroll of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite. 2God is jealous, and the  lord is punishing; the  lord is punishing with rage; the  lord is punishing his adversaries, and lifting away himself of his enemies. 3The  lord is lenient, and great is his strength; and [4one as innocent 2will not 3acquit 1the  lord]; [2is by 3consummation 4and 5by 6a rumbling 1his way], and the clouds are the dust of his feet; 4the one pressing together the sea, and the one drying it, and [2all 3the 4rivers 1making quite desolate]. [4are lessened 1Bashan 2and 3Carmel], and the blossoming of Lebanon failed. 5The mountains shake from him, and the hills are shaken, and [3rises upwards 1the 2earth] at his presence; the whole, and all the ones dwelling in it. 6From in front of his anger who shall stand, and who shall withstand in the anger of his rage? His rage melts away sovereignties, and the rocks are broken because of him. 7Gracious is the  lord to the ones waiting on him in the day of affliction; and he is knowing of the ones venerating him. 8And by a flood coursing [2a consummation 1he shall execute] of the ones rousing up; and [3his enemies 2shall pursue 1darkness]. 9What do you devise against the  lord? [3a consummation 1He himself 2will make]. He will not punish twice for the same thing with affliction. 10For the enemy [2unto 3his foundation 1will be made barren], and as a yew tree being twisted he shall be devoured, even as stubble he shall be dried up fully. 11From out of you shall come forth a device against the  lord, [2wicked things 1planning] adverse to him. 12Thus says the  lord, who rules many waters, And so they shall be drawn apart, and the report of you shall not be listened to attentively any longer. 13And now I will break his rod from you, and the bonds I will tear up. 14And [2shall give charge 3concerning 4you 1the  lord], There shall not be sown the report of your name any longer from out of the house of your god; I will utterly destroy the carved images, and the molten images; I will establish your burial, and that quickly. 15Behold upon the mountains the feet announcing good news, and reporting peace. Solemnize, O Judah, your holidays! Render your vows! For in no way should they proceed any longer to go through you, for they should have grown old.
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