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          DASV: Nahum 1    

1 An oracle about Nineveh.
      The book of the vision of Nahum from Elkosh.
2 The LORD is a jealous and avenging God;
           the LORD is avenging and full of wrath.
      The LORD takes vengeance on his adversaries,
           and he reserves his rage for his enemies.
3 The LORD is slow to anger,
           and great in power,
           and will by no means acquit the guilty.
      The LORD has his way in the whirlwind and storm,
          and the clouds are the dust beneath his feet.
4 He rebukes the sea and makes it dry;
          he dries up all the rivers.
      Bashan and Carmel wither;
          even the blossom of Lebanon shrivels.
5 The mountains quake before him,
     and the hills rock;
           the earth shakes at his presence,
     the world and all who live there.
6 Who can stand before his rage?
     Who can survive his fierce anger?
      His wrath is poured out like fire,
          and the rocks are smashed into pieces by him.

7 The LORD is good,
     a stronghold in the day of trouble;
     he knows those who take refuge in him.
8 But with an overflowing flood
     he will make a total end of his adversaries,
     and will pursue his enemies into darkness.
9 What will you devise against the LORD?
     He will make a total end.
           Distress will not rise up the second time.
10 For they are entangled like thorns,
     like drunkards inebriated with their drink;
           they are totally consumed like dry stubble.
11 From you one has gone out,
     one who plots evil against the LORD,
           one who counsels wickedness.

12 This is what the LORD says:
     "Though they are at full strength,
           and likewise many,
           even so they will be cut down,
     and will pass away.
      Though I have afflicted you,
          I will afflict you no more.
13 Now I will break his yoke from off you,
     and will tear your shackles apart."

14 The LORD has given a command about you;
          "Your name will no longer be perpetuated.
      Out of the house of your gods I will destroy
          the carved image and the cast images.
      I will dig your grave,
          for you are vile."

15 Look, on the mountains,
     the feet of him who brings good news,
           who proclaims peace!
      Celebrate your feasts, O Judah,
           fulfill your vows.
      For the wicked will no longer invade you;
           he is completely cut off.

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