The burden concerning Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.
Jehovah is a jealous God and One who avenges; Jehovah avenges and is full of wrath; Jehovah takes vengeance on His adversaries, And reserves wrath for His enemies.
Jehovah is long-suffering and great in power And will by no means clear the guilty. Jehovah-His way is in the whirlwind and in the storm, And the clouds are the dust of His feet.
He rebukes the sea and makes it dry, And He dries up all the rivers. Bashan and Carmel languish, And the sprout of Lebanon languishes.
The mountains quake because of Him, And the hills melt, And the earth is heaved up at His presence, Indeed the world, and all that inhabit it.
Who can stand before His indignation, And who can maintain himself in the fierceness of His anger? His wrath is poured out like fire, And the rocks are broken down by Him.
Jehovah is good, A stronghold in a day of distress; And He knows those who take refuge in Him.
But with an overflowing flood He will make a full end of her place, And He will pursue His enemies into darkness.
What do you devise against Jehovah? He will make a full end; Distress will not arise a second time.
For though they are entangled like thorns And like those drunken with their drink, They will be consumed as fully as dry stubble.
One went forth from you Who devises evil against Jehovah, Who counsels wickedness.
Thus says Jehovah, Though they are complete in number and even numerous, Even so they will be cut down; and they will pass away. And though I have afflicted you, I will afflict you no more.
And now I will break his yoke from off you And will snap your bonds asunder.
And Jehovah has commanded concerning you: No more of your name will be sown; Out of the house of your gods I will cut off The graven idol and the molten idol; I will make your grave, for you are worthless.
See, upon the mountains The feet of him who bears the glad news, Who announces peace! Keep your feasts, O Judah; Complete your vows; For the wicked one will never again Pass through you; He will be completely cut off.