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

  • 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.
  • 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

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