King James VersionNahum1


1 The bur­den of Nin­eveh. The book of the vi­sion of Nahum the Elkoshite. 2 God is jeal­ous, and the LORD re­vengeth; the LORD re­vengeth, and is fu­ri­ous; the LORD will take vengeance on his ad­ver­saries, and he re­serveth wrath for his en­e­mies. 3 The LORD is slow to anger, and great in pow­er, and will not at all ac­quit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the whirl­wind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet. 4 He re­buketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and dri­eth up all the rivers: Bashan lan­guisheth, and Carmel, and the flow­er of Lebanon lan­guisheth. 5 The moun­tains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his pres­ence, yea, the world, and all that dwell there­in. 6 Who can 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. 7 The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trou­ble; and he knoweth them that trust in him. 8 But with an over­run­ning flood he will make an ut­ter end of the place there­of, and dark­ness shall pur­sue his en­e­mies. 9 What do ye imag­ine against the LORD? he will make an ut­ter end: af­flic­tion shall not rise up the sec­ond time. 10 For while they be fold­en to­geth­er as thorns, and while they are drunk­en as drunk­ards, they shall be de­voured as stub­ble ful­ly dry. 11 There is one come out of thee, that imag­ineth evil against the LORD, a wicked coun­sel­lor. 12 Thus saith the LORD; Though they be qui­et, and like­wise many, yet thus shall they be cut down, when he shall pass through. Though I have af­flict­ed thee, I will af­flict thee no more. 13 For now will I break his yoke from off thee, and will burst thy bonds in sun­der. 14 And the LORD hath giv­en a com­mand­ment con­cern­ing thee, that no more of thy name be sown: out of the house of thy gods will I cut off the graven im­age and the molten im­age: I will make thy grave; for thou art vile. 15 Be­hold upon the moun­tains the feet of him that bringeth good tid­ings, that pub­lisheth peace! O Ju­dah, keep thy solemn feasts, per­form thy vows: for the wicked shall no more pass through thee; he is ut­ter­ly cut off.