Nahum Chapter 1
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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.
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Matthew Henry's Nahum Chapter 1 Bible commentary...
This prophet denounces the certain and approaching destruction of the Assyrian empire, particularly of Nineveh, which is described very minutely. Together with this is consolation for his countrymen, encouraging them to trust in God.The justice and power of the Lord. (1-8) The overthrow of the Assyrians. (9-15)1-8 About a hundred years before, at Jonah's preaching, the Ninevites repented, and were spared, yet, soon after, they became worse than ever. Nineveh knows not that God who contends with her, but is told what a God he is. It is good for all to mix faith with what is here said concerning Him, which speaks great terror to the wicked, and comfort to believers. Let each take his portion from it: let sinners read it and tremble; and let saints read it and triumph. The anger of the Lord is contrasted with his goodness to his people. Perhaps they are obscure and little regarded in the world, but the Lord knows them. The Scripture character of Jehovah agrees not with the views of proud reasoners. The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ is slow to wrath and ready to forgive, but he will by no means acquit the wicked; and there is tribulation and anguish for every soul that doeth evil: but who duly regards the power of his wrath?
9-15 There is a great deal plotted against the Lord by the gates of hell, and against his kingdom in the world; but it will prove in vain. With some sinners God makes quick despatch; and one way or other, he will make an utter end of all his enemies. Though they are quiet, and many very secure, and not in fear, they shall be cut down as grass and corn, when the destroying angel passes through. God would hereby work great deliverance for his own people. But those who make themselves vile by scandalous sins, God will make vile by shameful punishments. The tidings of this great deliverance shall be welcomed with abundant joy. These words are applied to the great redemption wrought out by our Lord Jesus and the everlasting gospel, #Ro 10:15|. Christ's ministers are messengers of good tidings, that preach peace by Jesus Christ. How welcome to those who see their misery and danger by sin! And the promise they made in the day of trouble must be made good. Let us be thankful for God's ordinances, and gladly attend them. Let us look forward with cheerful hope to a world where the wicked never can enter, and sin and temptation will no more be known.
Vinmartin's Nahum Chapter 1 comment on 3/29/2014, 2:14pm...
God is faithful and will not allow evil to be fall his people.
Dr. Peterson's Nahum Chapter 1 comment on 3/26/2014, 7:56pm...
God is good and promises that after He delivers us from the hand of the enemy, this thing shall not rise again, so, take Him at His word trust and receive by faith do not take it upon yourself to return to bondage.
Connie kerich's Nahum Chapter 1 comment about verse 7 on 3/01/2014, 3:22am...
Our strong hold in trouble Almighty
Shedrack Precious's Nahum Chapter 1 comment on 2/15/2014, 4:07am...
God is great he aware of what we are going through that is why we need to hold unto him because he is the author and the finisher of our faith and he will never put our faces into shame.
Runya's Nahum Chapter 1 comment on 12/30/2013, 12:13am...
Our God knows them that trust in him and the wicked shall cast be into an unending darkness. Put trust in the lord always.
Jelous kabongo's Nahum Chapter 1 comment about verse 9 on 12/13/2013, 8:34am...
Real victory is only found in lord. Many are affliction of the rigtheous but God will deliver us from them all.
Cheryl. C.'s Nahum Chapter 1 comment about verse 7 on 12/01/2013, 7:37am...
Yes !!!! God is Good !!!! He is a strong hold(Almighty). I do not believe we could really comprehend the capability of His Mighty Goodness and Strength nor can we comprehend that He knows us more than we know ourselves. Yes,Shibu: God the Yahweh;God The creator of all: The Great I AM !!!!!
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