Nahum 1:2

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

God is ielous, and the Lord reuengeth: the Lord reuengeth, and is furious, the Lord wil take vengeance on his aduersaries, and he reserueth wrath for his enemies.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A jealous and avenging God is the LORD; The LORD is avenging and wrathful. The LORD takes vengeance on His adversaries, And He reserves wrath for His enemies.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jehovah is a jealous God and avengeth; Jehovah avengeth and is full of wrath; Jehovah taketh vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth `wrath' for his enemies.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The Lord is a God who takes care of his honour and gives punishment for wrong; the Lord gives punishment and is angry; the Lord sends punishment on those who are against him, being angry with his haters.
- Basic English Bible

A jealous and avenging God is Jehovah: an avenger is Jehovah, and full of fury: Jehovah taketh vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth [wrath] for his enemies.
- Darby Bible

God is jealous, and the LORD avengeth; the LORD avengeth, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh is a jealous God and avenges. Yahweh avenges and is full of wrath. Yahweh takes vengeance on his adversaries, and he maintains wrath against his enemies.
- World English Bible

A God zealous and avenging [is] Jehovah, An avenger [is] Jehovah, and possessing fury. An avenger [is] Jehovah on His adversaries, And He is watching for His enemies.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The LORD is a jealous and avenging God, the LORD avengeth and is full of wrath; the LORD taketh vengeance on His adversaries, and He reserveth wrath for His enemies.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Nahum 1:2


1:2 Jealous - For his own glory. Revengeth - As supreme governor, who by office is bound to right the oppressed, and to punish the oppressor.


Discussion for Nahum 1

  • BSP
    Verse 7: God can read hearts and he knows the hearts of those who trust in him.
  • BJ
    God is showing us his power, strength and his greatness. We don't have to fear when god is our God. Great is our God and great is his faithfulness
  • Ovie omuedjara
    If you are suffering check your offering, for there is no Hero in a defeated camp.
  • Steve morrow
    NAHUM 1:3 THE LORD IS SLOW TO ANGER AND GREAT IN POWER --- AND WILL NOT AT ALL ACQUIT THE WICKED --- THE HATH HIS WAY IN THE WHIRLWIND AND IN THE STORM AND THE CLOUDS ARE THE DUST OF HIS FEET *** PROVERBS 14:12 THERE IS A WAY WHICH SEEMETH RIGHT UNTO A MAN BUT THE END THEREOF ARE THE WAYS OF DEATH
  • Maginde
    This chapter talks og God,s mercies and wrath against sin. God will punish sin but willing and ready to accept the sinner at repentance. He is slow in anger but quick in love to forgive and the good thing is he warns His people. We need to heed His mercies and come to Him quickly. This message was also repeated in Isaiah.
  • DrabblemyBabble
    Great Book of God , notice how the many that practice total humbility today are in their second flesh which may be fallen , they may see all spiritual with a new powerful gift(s) and with their gray eyes but God can still humble his sight to them . Praise God and be careful !

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