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Nahum 1 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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God Is Awesome

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 1:1 - The [fn]oracle of Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 1:2 - A jealous and avenging God is the LORD;
The LORD is avenging and [fn]wrathful.
The LORD takes vengeance on His adversaries,
And He reserves wrath for His enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 1:3 - The LORD is slow to anger and great in power,
And the LORD will by no means leave the guilty unpunished.
In whirlwind and storm is His way,
And clouds are the dust beneath His feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 1:4 - He rebukes the sea and makes it dry;
He dries up all the rivers.
Bashan and Carmel wither;
The blossoms of Lebanon wither.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 1:5 - Mountains quake because of Him
And the hills dissolve;
Indeed the earth is upheaved by His presence,
The world and all the inhabitants in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 1:6 - Who can stand before His indignation?
Who can endure the burning of His anger?
His wrath is poured out like fire
And the rocks are broken up by Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 1:7 - The LORD is good,
A stronghold in the day of trouble,
And He knows those who take refuge in Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 1:8 - But with an overflowing flood
He will make a complete end of [fn]its site,
And will pursue His enemies into darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 1:9 - Whatever you devise against the LORD,
He will make a complete end of it.
Distress will not rise up twice.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 1:10 - Like tangled thorns,
And like those who are drunken with their drink,
They are consumed
As stubble completely withered.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 1:11 - From you has gone forth
One who plotted evil against the LORD,
A [fn]wicked counselor.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 1:12 - Thus says the LORD,
“Though they are at full strength and likewise many,
Even so, they will be cut off and pass away.
Though I have afflicted you,
I will afflict you no longer.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 1:13 - “So now, I will break his yoke bar from upon you,
And I will tear off your shackles.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 1:14 - The LORD has issued a command concerning [fn]you:
[fn]Your name will no longer be perpetuated.
I will cut off [fn]idol and [fn]image
From the house of your gods.
I will prepare your grave,
For you are contemptible.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 1:15 - [fn]Behold, on the mountains the feet of him who brings good news,
Who announces peace!
Celebrate your feasts, O Judah;
Pay your vows.
For never again will the [fn]wicked one pass through you;
He is cut off completely.
NASB95 Footnotes
Or, burden
Literally: a possessor of wrath
I.e. Nineveh's
Or, worthless; Heb Belial
I.e. the king of Nineveh
Literally: No more of your name will be sown
Or, a graven image
Literally: cast metal image
Ch 2:1 in Heb
Or, worthless one; Heb Belial

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