1The burdenof Nineveh. The bookof the visionof Nahumthe Elkoshite. 2God is jealous, and the LORDrevengeth; the LORDrevengeth, and is furious; the LORDwill take vengeanceon his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies.
3The LORD is slowto anger, and greatin power, and will not at allacquit the wicked: the LORDhath his wayin the whirlwindand in the storm, and the clouds are the dustof his feet. 4He rebukeththe sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth upall the rivers: Bashanlanguisheth, and Carmel, and the flowerof Lebanonlanguisheth. 5The mountainsquakeat him, and the hillsmelt, and the earthis burnedat his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein. 6Who can standbeforehis indignation? and who can abidein the fiercenessof his anger? his furyis poured outlike fire, and the rocksare thrown down by him.
7The LORD is good, a strong holdin the dayof trouble; and he knoweththem that trust in him. 8But with an overrunningfloodhe will makean utter endof the placethereof, and darknessshall pursuehis enemies.
9What do ye imagineagainst the LORD? he will makean utter end: afflictionshall not rise upthe second time. 10 For while they be folden together as thorns, and while they are drunken as drunkards, they shall be devouredas stubblefullydry. 11 There is one come outof thee, that imaginethevilagainst the LORD, a wickedcounsellor.
12Thus saiththe LORD; Though they be quiet, and likewise many, yet thus shall they be cut down, when he shall pass through. Though I have afflictedthee, I will afflict thee no more. 13For now will I breakhis yokefrom off thee, and will burstthy bondsin sunder.
14And the LORDhath given a commandment concerning thee, that no more of thy namebe sown: out of the houseof thy godswill I cut offthe graven imageand the molten image: I will makethy grave; for thou art vile. 15Behold upon the mountainsthe feetof him that bringeth good tidings, that publishethpeace! O Judah, keepthy solemn feasts, performthy vows: for the wickedshall no morepass throughthee; he is utterly cut off.