1:1 The burden of Nineve: the Book of the Vision of Naum the Elkesite.
1:2 God is jealous, and the Lord avengeth;The Lord avengeth with wrath;The Lord taketh vengeance on His adversaries,And He cuts off His enemies.
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 bringeth 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 knoweth 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 ruleth 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 bonds."
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.
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