2 The Lord is a jealous and avenging God;
the Lord takes vengeance and is filled with wrath.
The Lord takes vengeance on his foes
and vents his wrath against his enemies.
the Lord will not leave the guilty unpunished.
His way is in the whirlwind and the storm,
and clouds are the dust of his feet.
he makes all the rivers run dry.
Bashan and Carmel wither
and the blossoms of Lebanon fade.
and the hills melt away.
The earth trembles at his presence,
the world and all who live in it.
Who can endure his fierce anger?
His wrath is poured out like fire;
the rocks are shattered before him.
a refuge in times of trouble.
He cares for those who trust in him,
he will make an end of Nineveh;
he will pursue his foes into the realm of darkness.
he will bringa to an end;
trouble will not come a second time.
and drunk from their wine;
they will be consumed like dry stubble.b
who plots evil against the Lord
and devises wicked plans.
“Although they have allies and are numerous,
they will be destroyed and pass away.
Although I have afflicted you, Judah,
I will afflict you no more.
and tear your shackles away.”
“You will have no descendants to bear your name.
I will destroy the images and idols
that are in the temple of your gods.
I will prepare your grave,
for you are vile.”
the feet of one who brings good news,
who proclaims peace!
Celebrate your festivals, Judah,
and fulfill your vows.
No more will the wicked invade you;
they will be completely destroyed.c
Nahum, 1 chapter. New International Version.