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

  • Tina kemp
    I think it is very good book my preacher preached from this book telling us was his first time to preach it i found it shows Gods power and reveals what he will do for those who don't stay in his laws and word he gives chances but the people of nineveh just fell back to wicked ways. Like most of people in USA n world I pray for our country n world amen
  • LINDA L. DUFFANY
    " COULD " NAHUM-1:9..." ALSO-MEAN , THAT IF I AM SICK..., THAT " THE-AFFLICTION " WILL-NOT COME ON ME " AGAIN ? " (-AFTER-I"VE-BEEN..." HEALED-
  • Anel
    Please excuse my comment, but which book is Nahum
  • 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.

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