1:1 The burden of Nineve: the book of the vision of Naum the Elkesite.
1:2 God is jealous, and the Lord avenges; the Lord avenges with wrath;
the Lord takes vengeance on his adversaries, and he cuts off his
1:3 The Lord is long-suffering, and his power is great, and the Lord
will not hold any guiltless: his way is in destruction and in the
whirlwind, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.
1:4 He threatens the sea, and dries it up, and exhausts all the rivers:
the land of Basan, and Carmel are brought low, and the flourishing
[trees] of Libanus have come to nought.
1:5 The mountains quake at him, and the hills are shaken, and the earth
recoils at his presence, [even] the world, and all that dwell in it.
1:6 Who shall stand before his anger? and who shall withstand in the
anger of his wrath? his wrath brings to nought kingdoms, and the rocks
are burst asunder by him.
1:7 The Lord is good to them that wait on him in the day of affliction;
and he knows them that reverence him.
1:8 But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end: darkness
shall pursue those that rise up against [him] and his enemies.
1:9 What do ye devise against the Lord? he will make a complete end: he
will not take vengeance by affliction twice at the same time.
1:10 For [the enemy] shall be laid bare even to the foundation, and
shall be devoured as twisted yew, and as stubble fully dry.
1:11 Out of thee shall proceed a device against the Lord, counselling
evil things hostile [to him].
1:12 Thus saith the Lord who rules over many waters, Even thus shall
they be sent away, and the report of thee shall not be heard any more.
1:13 And now will I break his rod from off thee, and will burst [thy]
1:14 And the Lord shall give a command concerning thee; there shall no
more of thy name be scattered: I will utterly destroy the graven
[images] out of the house of thy god, and the molten [images]: I will
make thy grave; for [they are] swift.
1:15 Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that brings glad tidings,
and publishes peace! O Juda, keep thy feasts, pay thy vows: for they
shall no more pass through thee to [thy] decay.
1:1 The burden of Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the
1:2 God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and is
furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he
reserveth wrath for his enemies.
1:3 The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all
acquit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the
storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.
1:4 He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the
rivers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon
1:5 The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is
burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein.
1:6 Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the
fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks
are thrown down by him.
1:7 The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he
knoweth them that trust in him.
1:8 But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place
thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies.
1:9 What do ye imagine against the LORD? he will make an utter end:
affliction shall not rise up the second time.
1:10 For while they be folden together as thorns, and while they are
drunken as drunkards, they shall be devoured as stubble fully dry.
1:11 There is one come out of thee, that imagineth evil against the
LORD, a wicked counsellor.
1:12 Thus saith the LORD; Though they be quiet, and likewise many, yet
thus shall they be cut down, when he shall pass through. Though I have
afflicted thee, I will afflict thee no more.
1:13 For now will I break his yoke from off thee, and will burst thy
bonds in sunder.
1:14 And the LORD hath given a commandment concerning thee, that no more
of thy name be sown: out of the house of thy gods will I cut off the
graven image and the molten image: I will make thy grave; for thou art
1:15 Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth good
tidings, that publisheth peace! O Judah, keep thy solemn feasts, perform
thy vows: for the wicked shall no more pass through thee; he is utterly