¶ THE wound of Nineveh, which is in the book of the visions of Nahum the Alkoshite.
¶ God is zealous, and the LORD is avenging;
the LORD is avenging and is furious;
the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserves wrath for his enemies.
The LORD is slow to anger great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked;
the LORD’S way is in the whirlwind and in the tempest, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.
He rebukes the sea and makes it dry, and dries up all the rivers;
Mathnin and Carmel languish, and the flower of Lebanon withers.
The mountains quake before him and the hills break loose;
the earth trembles at his presence, yea, the world and all that dwell therein.
Who can stand before his indignation?
Who can endure in the fierceness of his wrath?
His fury burns like fire, and the mountains melt at his presence.
The LORD is good, a great help in the day of trouble;
and he knows those who trust in him.
But with a rushing flood he will make an utter end of the place of his adversaries, and darkness shall pursue his enemies.
What do you imagine against the LORD?
He will make an utter end;
affliction shall not rise up the second time.
Because from the lowest among them up to their rulers they are rebellious, they stagger in their drunkenness;
they have eaten and are filled with dry rubbish.
Out of you shall come forth one who imagines evil against the LORD and gives wicked counsel.
Thus says the LORD: Against the watersheds of many waters, they have run down and vanished;
though I have humbled you, I will humble you no more.
For now I will break his yoke from off you, and will burst your bonds asunder.
And the LORD will give a commandment concerning you: Your name shall no more be propagated from the house of your god;
I will destroy the graven images and the molten images;
I will make your grave hastily.
Behold upon the mountains, the feet of him that brings good tidings, that publishes peace!
O Judah, keep your solemn feasts and perform your vows;
the wicked shall no longer transgress against you, for he is utterly destroyed.