Bible: Nah 1:1-6

Introduction

1:1 The oracle against Nineveh; 1 

the book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite: 2 

God Takes Vengeance against His Enemies

1:2 The Lord is a zealous 3  and avenging 4  God;

the Lord is avenging and very angry. 5 

The Lord takes vengeance 6  against his foes;

he sustains his rage 7  against his enemies.

1:3 The Lord is slow to anger 8  but great in power; 9 

the Lord will certainly not 10  allow the wicked 11  to go unpunished.

The Divine Warrior Destroys His Enemies but Protects His People

He marches out 12  in the whirlwind and the raging storm;

dark storm clouds billow like dust 13  under his feet. 14 

1:4 He shouts a battle cry 15  against the sea 16  and makes it dry up; 17 

he makes all the rivers 18  run dry.

Bashan and Carmel wither; 19 

the blossom of Lebanon withers.

1:5 The mountains tremble before him, 20 

the hills convulse; 21 

the earth is laid waste 22  before him,

the world and all its inhabitants 23  are laid waste. 24 

1:6 No one can withstand 25  his indignation! 26 

No one can resist 27  his fierce anger! 28 

His wrath is poured out like volcanic fire,

boulders are broken up 29  as he approaches. 30 

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