1An oracle concerning Nin'eveh. The book of the vision of Nahum of Elkosh.
6Who can stand before his indignation?
Who can endure the heat of his anger?
His wrath is poured out like fire,
and the rocks are broken asunder by him.
7The LORD is good,
a stronghold in the day of trouble;
he knows those who take refuge in him.
8But with an overflowing flood
he will make a full end of his adversaries,
and will pursue his enemies into darkness.
9What do you plot against the LORD?
He will make a full end;
he will not take vengeance twice on his foes.
10Like entangled thorns
they are consumed,
like dry stubble.
11Did one not come out from you,
who plotted evil against the LORD,
and counseled villainy?
12Thus says the LORD,
"Though they be strong and many,
they will be cut off and pass away.
Though I have afflicted you,
I will afflict you no more.
13And now I will break his yoke from off you
and will burst your bonds asunder."
14The LORD has given commandment about you:
"No more shall your name be perpetuated;
from the house of your gods
I will cut off the graven image
and the molten image.
I will make your grave,
for you are vile."
15Behold, on the mountains the feet of him
who brings good tidings,
who proclaims peace!
Keep your feast, O Judah,
fulfil your vows,
for never again shall the wicked come against you,
he is utterly cut off.
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