Bible: Nahum 1:1-15
1:1 The oracle against Nineveh; 1
the book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite: 2
God Takes Vengeance against His Enemies
he sustains his rage 7 against his enemies.
The Divine Warrior Destroys His Enemies but Protects His People
He marches out 12 in the whirlwind and the raging storm;
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,
His wrath is poured out like volcanic fire,
1:8 But with an overwhelming flood 37
he will make a complete end of Nineveh; 38
he will drive 39 his enemies into darkness.
Denunciation and Destruction of Nineveh
1:10 Surely they will be totally consumed 45
like the drink of drunkards, 48
like very 49 dry stubble.
1:11 From you, O Nineveh, 50 one has marched forth who plots evil against the
a wicked military strategist. 51
Oracle of Deliverance to Judah
1:12 This is what the
Although I afflicted you,
I will afflict you no more. 60
Oracle of Judgment against the King of Nineveh
“Your dynasty will come to an end. 68
I will destroy the idols and images in the temples of your gods.
Proclamation of the Deliverance of Judah
A messenger is proclaiming deliverance: 73
“Celebrate your sacred festivals, O Judah!
Fulfill your sacred vows to praise God! 74