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Nahum 1 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxNah 1:1 - A prophecy concerning Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.

The Lord’s Anger Against Nineveh

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 1:2 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 1:3 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 1:4 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 1:5 - The mountains quake before him and the hills melt away. The earth trembles at his presence, the world and all who live in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 1:6 - Who can withstand his indignation? Who can endure his fierce anger? His wrath is poured out like fire; the rocks are shattered before him.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 1:7 - The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him,
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 1:8 - but with an overwhelming flood he will make an end of Nineveh; he will pursue his foes into the realm of darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 1:9 - Whatever they plot against the LORD he will bring[fn] to an end; trouble will not come a second time.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 1:10 - They will be entangled among thorns and drunk from their wine; they will be consumed like dry stubble.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 1:11 - From you, Nineveh, has one come forth who plots evil against the LORD and devises wicked plans.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 1:12 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 1:13 - Now I will break their yoke from your neck and tear your shackles away.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 1:14 - 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.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 1:15 - 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.[fn]
NIV Footnotes
Or What do you foes plot against the LORD? / He will bring it
The meaning of the Hebrew for this verse is uncertain.
In Hebrew texts this verse (1:15) is numbered 2:1.

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