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  • Nahum 1:1View Full Chapter

    An oracle about Nineveh: the scroll containing the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.

  • Luke 3:25View Full Chapter

    25 son of Mattathias son of Amos son of Nahum son of Esli son of Naggai

  • Tobit 14:4View Full Chapter

    and hurry away to Media. I trust God’s word that Nahum spoke about Nineveh; everything will come true and happen to Assyria and Nineveh. Indeed, everything that the prophets of Israel sent by God have said will actually occur. None of their words will fail, and everything will happen in its own time. Thus it will be safer in Media than in Assyria and Babylon. I know then and believe that everything that God has said will be accomplished and come true. Not a single detail of what they have spoken will fail to happen. All our relatives who dwell in the land of Israel will be scattered, and they will be taken away from that good land into captivity. The entire land of Israel will be deserted. Samaria and Jerusalem will be deserted, and after a while even God’s house, still in mourning, will be destroyed by fire.

  • 2 Esdras 1:40View Full Chapter

    40 Nahum, Jonah, Malachi, Habakkuk, and twelve angels carrying flowers.

  • Nahum 1View Full Chapter

    An oracle about Nineveh: the scroll containing the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.

    Power of the creator

    The Lord is a jealous and vengeful God;
            the Lord is vengeful and strong in wrath.
        The Lord is vengeful against his foes;
            he rages against his enemies.
    The Lord is very patient but great in power;
            the Lord punishes.
        His way is in whirlwind and storm;
            clouds are the dust of his feet.
    He can blast the sea and make it dry up;
            he can dry up all the rivers.
        Bashan and Carmel wither;
            the bud of Lebanon withers.
    The mountains quake because of him;
            the hills melt away.
    The earth heaves before him—
            the world and all who dwell in it.
    Who can stand before his indignation?
            Who can confront the heat of his fury?
        His wrath pours out like fire;
            the rocks are shattered because of him.
    The Lord is good,
            a haven in a day of distress.
        He acknowledges those who take refuge in him.
    With a rushing flood, he will utterly destroy her place
            and pursue his enemies into darkness.

    A challenge to God’s enemies

    What are you plotting against the Lord?
            He is one who can annihilate!
            Distress will not arise twice.
    10 They are tangled up like thorns,
            like drunkards in their cups.
        They are consumed like stubble
            that is entirely dried up.
    11 From you goes out
            one who plots evil against the Lord
                a worthless counselor!

    Reassurance for God’s people

    12 The Lord proclaims:
    Though once they were a healthy and numerous force,
            they have been cut off and have disappeared.
    I have afflicted you;
            I won’t afflict you further, Zion.
    13 Now I will break off his yoke from you
            and tear off your chains.

    Assyrian king’s future doom

    14 The Lord has commanded concerning you:
            You will have no children to carry on your name.
        I will remove carved idol and cast image from the house of your gods;
            I will make your grave, for you are worthless.
    15  Look, on the mountains: the feet of a messenger who announces peace!
            Celebrate your festivals, Judah!
                Fulfill your solemn promises!
        The worthless one will never again invade you;
            he has been completely cut off.