Nahum 1:4

“He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon languisheth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it drie, and drieth vp all the riuers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the floure of Lebanon languisheth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He rebukes the sea and makes it dry; He dries up all the rivers. Bashan and Carmel wither; The blossoms of Lebanon wither.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel; and the flower of Lebanon languisheth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He says sharp words to the sea and makes it dry, drying up all the rivers: Bashan is feeble, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon is without strength.
- Basic English Bible

He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon languisheth.
- Darby Bible

He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon languisheth.
- Webster's Bible

He rebukes the sea, and makes it dry, and dries up all the rivers. Bashan languishes, and Carmel; and the flower of Lebanon languishes.
- World English Bible

He is pushing against a sea, and drieth it up, Yea, all the floods He hath made dry, Languishing [are] Bashan and Carmel, Yea, the flower of Lebanon [is] languishing.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers; Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon languisheth.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Nahum 1:4


1:4 The flower - Whatever flourished thereon; the blossoms, and flowers which were wont to be the glory of it.


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

Bible Options