NAHVM. Chapter 1
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The Maiestie of God, in goodnesse to his people, and seueritie against his enemies.
1The burden of Nineueh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.
2God 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.2
3The Lord is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the Lord hath his way in the whirlewind, and in the storme, and the clouds are the dust of his feete.3
4He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it drie, and drieth vp all the riuers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the floure of Lebanon languisheth.
5The mountaines quake at him, and the hilles melt, and the earth is burnt at his presence, yea the world and all that dwell therein.
6Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fiercenesse of his anger? his furie is powred out like fire, and the rocks are throwen downe by him.6
7The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble, & he knoweth them that trust in him.7
8But with an ouer-running flood he will make an vtter ende of the place thereof, and darkenesse shall pursue his enemies.
9What doe ye imagine against the Lord ? he will make an vtter ende: affliction shall not rise vp the second time.
10For while they be folden together as thornes, and while they are drunken as drunkards, they shall be deuoured as stubble fully drie.
The burden of Nineueh.
11There is one come out of thee, that imagineth euill against the Lord: a wicked counseller.11
12Thus saith the Lord, Though they be quiet, and likewise many, yet thus shall they be cut downe, when he shall passe through: though I haue afflicted thee, I will afflict thee no more.12
13For now will I breake his yoke from off thee, and will burst thy bonds in sunder.
14And the Lord hath giuen a commandement concerning thee, that no more of thy name be sowen: out of the house of thy gods will I cut off the grauen image, and the molten image, I wil make thy graue, for thou art vile.
15Behold vpon the mountaines the feete of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace. O Iudah keepe thy solemne feasts, performe thy vowes: for the wicked shall no more passe through thee, he is vtterly cut off.15
Original 1611 KJV Sidenote References for Nahum Chapter 1
2 Or, the Lord is a ielous God, and a reuenger, &c. , Exo.20.5 , Heb. that hath fury.
6 Heb. stand vp.
7 Or, strength
11 Hebr. a counseller of Belial.
12 Or, if they would haue bin at peace, so should they haue beene many, and so should they haue bene shorne, & he should haue passed away. , Heb. shorne
15 Isa.52.7 rom.10.15. , Heb. feast. , Heb. Belial.
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