The Prophet

Nahum 1 ©

A description of the nature of God, that He is strong and severe against His own and people’s enemies, v. 2. But gracious towards the godly and them who love Him, 7, etc. The prophet goes on threatening the Ninevites with ruin, 8. He comforts the godly Jews, foretelling them that their enemy, the king of Assyria, would be defeated, 15.


THE 1burden 2of Nineveh. The 3book of the vision of Nahum 4the Elkoshite.


God is 5jealous,a and 6the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and is 7furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and 8he reserveth wrath for 9his enemies.


The LORD is 10slow to anger, and great in power, and 11will not at all acquit the wicked: 12the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and 13the clouds are the dust of his feet.


He 14rebuketh the sea, and 15maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers: 16Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and 17the flower of Lebanon 18languisheth.


Theb mountains 19quake at him, and the hills 20melt, and the earth is 21burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein.


Who 22can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him.


The LORD is 23good, a strongc hold in the day of trouble; and 24he knoweth 25them that trust in him.


But 26with an overrunningd flood 27he will make an utter end 28of the place thereof, and 29darkness shall pursue 30his enemies.


31What do 32ye imagine 33against the LORD? 34he will make an 35utter end: affliction 36shall not rise up the second time.


For while 37they be folden together as thorns, 38and while they are drunken as drunkards, 39they shall be devoured as stubble fully dry.


There 40is one come 41out of thee, 42that imagineth evil against the LORD, 43a wicked counsellor.


44Thus saith the LORD; Though they be 45quiet, and likewise many, yet thus shall they be 46cut down, when 47he shall pass through. Though I have afflicted thee, I will afflict thee no more.


48For now will I break 49his yoke 50from off thee, and will 51burst 52thy bonds in sunder.


And the LORD hath 53given a commandment 54concerning 55thee, 56that no more of thy name be sown: out of the house of thy gods will I cut off 57the graven image and the molten image: I will make 58thy grave; 59for thou art vile.


Beholde60upon the mountains the feet 61of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth 62peace! O Judah, 63keep thy solemn feasts, perform thy vows: for 64the wicked shall no more pass 65through thee; 66he is utterly cut off.