1The message concerning Ninewĕh. The book of the vision of Naḥum the Elqoshite.
2יהוה is a jealous and revenging Ěl, יהוה is a revenger and a possessor of wrath. יהוה takes vengeance on His adversaries, and He watches for His enemies.
3יהוה is patient and great in power, but by no means leaves unpunished. יהוה has His way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of His feet.
4He is rebuking the sea and dries it up. And all the floods He has made dry, Bashan and Karmel are withering, and the flower of Leḇanon is languishing.
5Mountains have shaken before Him, and the hills have melted. And the earth is lifted up at His presence, and the world and all who dwell in it.
6Who does stand before His rage? And who rises up in the heat of His displeasure? His wrath is poured out like fire, and the rocks have been broken by Him.
7יהוה is good, as a stronghold in the day of distress. And He knows those who take refuge in Him.
8But with an overwhelming flood He makes a complete end of the place of Ninewĕh, and darkness does pursue His enemies.
9What do you plot against יהוה? He makes a complete end of it. Distress does not rise up a second time.
10Though they are as entangled thorns, and as drunkards with their drink, they shall be consumed like stubble thoroughly dried.
11From you came forth one who plots evil against יהוה, a counsellor of Beliya‛al.
12Thus said יהוה, “Though they are strong and many, even so, they shall be cut off and pass away. Though I have afflicted you, I afflict you no more.
13“So now I break his yoke from you, and tear off your shackles.”
14And יהוה has commanded concerning you, “Your name shall no longer be sown. From the house of your mighty ones I shall cut off the carved image and the moulded image. I shall appoint your burial-site, for you have been of no account.”
15See, on the mountains the feet of him who brings good news, who proclaims peace! O Yehuḏah, celebrate your festivals, perform your vows. For Beliya‛al shall no more pass through you. He has been cut off completely.