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

  • 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 !
  • Geraldine Cole.
    Praise The Lord Jesus who is our savior in this day of uncertain things r not what they look like we need to stay close to Jesus he is our Father he will not lead us the wrong way we are not of this world .we live in this world as a witness for our Father Jesus Christ we are visitor here.when it seem like
    the Lord is not listen remember he is holding our hands walking with us in love Amen
  • Bowlander
    We live in a day when we can easily miss that an idol can be one of us. Many are lording over God's flock and are themselves enemies of God, yet they become famous and promote their own name and list great lists of their own accomplishments. We need to humble ourselves before God, for the Lamb himself is the one that treads the wine press of the wrath of God. Certainly He know those that are His.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    PARADOX. Our Everlovivg Abba Dad is always with us and for us in and through His Son our Blessed Lord and Majesty King to come Christ Yeshua Jesus Amen. No matter what lies ahead Gods Word the Word of Life will always prevail. Put the whole Word on and fight and do what He says to do. All Saints eyes will be open once again Glory to God Amen. Shalom.
  • Maria Drummond
    God has the backs of all those who place their trust in Him

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