1The burden #2 Kin. 19:36; Jon. 1:2; Nah. 2:8; Zeph. 2:13against Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.
God’s Wrath on His Enemies
2God is #Ex. 20:5; Josh. 24:19jealous, and the Lord avenges;
The Lord avenges and is furious.
The Lord will take vengeance on His adversaries,
And He reserves wrath for His enemies;
3The Lord is #Ex. 34:6, 7; Neh. 9:17; Ps. 103:8slow to anger and #(Job 9:4)great in power,
And will not at all acquit the wicked.
#Ps. 18:17The Lord has His way
In the whirlwind and in the storm,
And the clouds are the dust of His feet.
4#Josh. 3:15, 16; Ps. 106:9; Is. 50:2; Matt. 8:26He rebukes the sea and makes it dry,
And dries up all the rivers.
#Is. 33:9Bashan and Carmel wither,
And the flower of Lebanon wilts.
5The mountains quake before Him,
The hills melt,
And the earth heaves at His presence,
Yes, the world and all who dwell in it.
6Who can stand before His indignation?
And #Jer. 10:10; (Mal. 3:2)who can endure the fierceness of His anger?
His fury is poured out like fire,
And the rocks are thrown down by Him.
7#Ps. 25:8; 37:39, 40; 100:5; (Jer. 33:11); Lam. 3:25The Lord is good,
A stronghold in the day of trouble;
And #Ps. 1:6; John 10:14; 2 Tim. 2:19He knows those who trust in Him.
8But with an overflowing flood
He will make an utter end of its place,
And darkness will pursue His enemies.
9#Ps. 2:1; Nah. 1:11What do you conspire against the Lord?
#1 Sam. 3:12He will make an utter end of it.
Affliction will not rise up a second time.
10For while tangled #2 Sam. 23:6; Mic. 7:4like thorns,
#Is. 56:12; Nah. 3:11And while drunken like drunkards,
#Is. 5:24; 10:17; Mal. 4:1They shall be devoured like stubble fully dried.
11From you comes forth one
Who plots evil against the Lord,
A wicked counselor.
12Thus says the Lord:
“Though they are safe, and likewise many,
Yet in this manner they will be #(Is. 10:16–19, 33, 34)cut down
When he passes through.
Though I have afflicted you,
I will afflict you no more;
13For now I will break off his yoke from you,
And burst your bonds apart.”
14The Lord has given a command concerning you:
“Your name shall be perpetuated no longer.
Out of the house of your gods
I will cut off the carved image and the molded image.
I will dig your #Ezek. 32:22, 23grave,
For you are #Nah. 3:6vile.”
15Behold, on the mountains
The #Is. 40:9; 52:7; Rom. 10:15feet of him who brings good tidings,
Who proclaims peace!
O Judah, keep your appointed feasts,
Perform your vows.
For the wicked one shall no more pass through you;
He is #Is. 29:7, 8utterly cut off.