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Nahum 1:2–6

||dGod is jealous, and ethe Lord revengeth;

The Lord revengeth, and is furious;

The Lord will take vengeance fon his adversaries,

And ghe reserveth wrath for his enemies.

The Lord is hslow to anger, and igreat in power,

And kwill not at all acquit the wicked:

lThe Lord hath his way in the whirlwind and in mthe storm,

And the clouds are the dust of his feet.

nHe rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry,

And drieth up all the rivers:

opBashan qlanguisheth, and opCarmel,

And the flower of oLebanon qlanguisheth.

rThe mountains quake at him, and sthe hills melt,

And the earth tis burned at his presence,

Yea, uthe world, and all that dwell therein.

vwWho can stand before his indignation?

And who can abide in xthe fierceness of his anger?

His fury yis poured out wlike fire,

And zthe rocks are thrown down by him.

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Nahum 1:2–6 — The New International Version (NIV)

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 is slow to anger but great in power;

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 rebukes the sea and dries it up;

he makes all the rivers run dry.

Bashan and Carmel wither

and the blossoms of Lebanon fade.

The mountains quake before him

and the hills melt away.

The earth trembles at his presence,

the world and all who live in it.

Who can withstand his indignation?

Who can endure his fierce anger?

His wrath is poured out like fire;

the rocks are shattered before him.

Nahum 1:2–6 — English Standard Version (ESV)

The Lord is a jealous and avenging God;

the Lord is avenging and wrathful;

the Lord takes vengeance on his adversaries

and keeps wrath for his enemies.

The Lord is slow to anger and great in power,

and the Lord will by no means clear the guilty.

His way is in whirlwind and storm,

and the clouds are the dust of his feet.

He rebukes the sea and makes it dry;

he dries up all the rivers;

Bashan and Carmel wither;

the bloom of Lebanon withers.

The mountains quake before him;

the hills melt;

the earth heaves before him,

the world and all who dwell in it.

Who can stand before his indignation?

Who can endure the heat of his anger?

His wrath is poured out like fire,

and the rocks are broken into pieces by him.

Nahum 1:2–6 — New Living Translation (NLT)

The Lord is a jealous God,

filled with vengeance and rage.

He takes revenge on all who oppose him

and continues to rage against his enemies!

The Lord is slow to get angry, but his power is great,

and he never lets the guilty go unpunished.

He displays his power in the whirlwind and the storm.

The billowing clouds are the dust beneath his feet.

At his command the oceans dry up,

and the rivers disappear.

The lush pastures of Bashan and Carmel fade,

and the green forests of Lebanon wither.

In his presence the mountains quake,

and the hills melt away;

the earth trembles,

and its people are destroyed.

Who can stand before his fierce anger?

Who can survive his burning fury?

His rage blazes forth like fire,

and the mountains crumble to dust in his presence.

Nahum 1:2–6 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

God is jealous, and the Lord avenges;

The Lord avenges and is furious.

The Lord will take vengeance on His adversaries,

And He reserves wrath for His enemies;

The Lord is slow to anger and great in power,

And will not at all acquit the wicked.

The Lord has His way

In the whirlwind and in the storm,

And the clouds are the dust of His feet.

He rebukes the sea and makes it dry,

And dries up all the rivers.

Bashan and Carmel wither,

And the flower of Lebanon wilts.

The mountains quake before Him,

The hills melt,

And the earth heaves at His presence,

Yes, the world and all who dwell in it.

Who can stand before His indignation?

And who can endure the fierceness of His anger?

His fury is poured out like fire,

And the rocks are thrown down by Him.

Nahum 1:2–6 — New Century Version (NCV)

The Lord is a jealous God who punishes;

the Lord punishes and is filled with anger.

The Lord punishes those who are against him,

and he stays angry with his enemies.

The Lord does not become angry quickly,

and his power is great.

The Lord will not let the guilty go unpunished.

Where the Lord goes, there are whirlwinds and storms,

and the clouds are the dust beneath his feet.

He speaks to the sea and makes it dry;

he dries up all the rivers.

The areas of Bashan and Carmel dry up,

and the flowers of Lebanon dry up.

The mountains shake in front of him,

and the hills melt.

The earth trembles when he comes;

the world and all who live in it shake with fear.

No one can stay alive when he is angry;

no one can survive his strong anger.

His anger is poured out like fire;

the rocks are smashed by him.

Nahum 1:2–6 — American Standard Version (ASV)

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. Jehovah is slow to anger, and great in power, and will by no means clear the guilty: Jehovah hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet. He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel; and the flower of Lebanon languisheth. The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt; and the earth is upheaved at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein. Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his wrath is poured out like fire, and the rocks are broken asunder by him.

Nahum 1:2–6 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

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. Jehovah is slow to anger, and great in power, and doth not at all clear the guilty: Jehovah, —his way is in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet. He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon languisheth. The mountains quake before him, and the hills melt, and the earth is upheaved at his presence, and the world, and all that dwell therein. Who shall stand before his indignation? and who shall abide in the fierceness of his anger? His fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are broken asunder by him.

Nahum 1:2–6 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

God does not tolerate rivals. The Lord takes revenge. 

The Lord takes revenge and is full of anger. 

The Lord takes revenge against his enemies 

and holds a grudge against his foes. 

The Lord is patient and has great strength. 

The Lord will never let the guilty go unpunished. 

Raging winds and storms mark his path, 

and clouds are the dust from his feet. 

He yells at the sea and makes it dry. 

He dries up all the rivers. 

Bashan and Carmel wither. 

The flowers of Lebanon wither. 

The mountains quake because of him. 

The hills melt. 

The earth draws back in his presence. 

The world and all who live in it draw back as well. 

Who can stand in the presence of his rage? 

Who can oppose his burning anger? 

He pours out his rage like fire 

and smashes the rocky cliffs. 

Nahum 1:2–6 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The Lord is a jealous and avenging God;

the Lord takes vengeance

and is fierce in wrath.

The Lord takes vengeance against His foes;

He is furious with His enemies.

The Lord is slow to anger but great in power;

the Lord will never leave the guilty unpunished.

His path is in the whirlwind and storm,

and clouds are the dust beneath His feet.

He rebukes the sea so that it dries up,

and He makes all the rivers run dry.

Bashan and Carmel wither;

even the flower of Lebanon withers.

The mountains quake before Him,

and the hills melt;

the earth trembles at His presence—

the world and all who live in it.

Who can withstand His indignation?

Who can endure His burning anger?

His wrath is poured out like fire,

even rocks are shattered before Him.

Nahum 1:2–6 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

A jealous and avenging God is the Lord,

the Lord is avenging and wrathful;

the Lord takes vengeance on his adversaries

and rages against his enemies.

The Lord is slow to anger but great in power,

and the Lord will by no means clear the guilty.

His way is in whirlwind and storm,

and the clouds are the dust of his feet.

He rebukes the sea and makes it dry,

and he dries up all the rivers;

Bashan and Carmel wither,

and the bloom of Lebanon fades.

The mountains quake before him,

and the hills melt;

the earth heaves before him,

the world and all who live in it.

Who can stand before his indignation?

Who can endure the heat of his anger?

His wrath is poured out like fire,

and by him the rocks are broken in pieces.

Nahum 1:2–6 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Yahweh is a jealous God and avenging;

Yahweh is avenging and full of wrath.

Yahweh takes vengeance against his enemies;

he rages against his adversaries.

Yahweh is slow to anger but great in power;

and Yahweh will certainly not allow the guilty to go unpunished.

He marches in storm wind and in gale;

storm clouds are the dust of his feet.

He rebukes the sea and he dries up the rivers;

he makes all the rivers run dry.

Bashan and Carmel wither;

the blossom of Lebanon languishes.

Mountains quake before him;

the hills shake apart.

The earth heaves before him—

the world and all her inhabitants.

His indignation—who can stand before it?

Who can endure his fierce anger?

His wrath is poured out like fire;

rocks are shattered before him.

Nahum 1:2–6 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

The Lord is a jealous God who punishes people.

He pays them back for the evil things they do.

His anger burns against them.

The Lord punishes his enemies.

He holds his anger back

until the right time to use it.

The Lord is slow to get angry.

He is very powerful.

The Lord will not let guilty people go

without punishing them.

When he marches out, he stirs up winds and storms.

Clouds are the dust kicked up by his feet.

He controls the seas. He dries them up.

He makes all of the rivers run dry.

Bashan and Mount Carmel dry up.

The flowers in Lebanon fade.

He causes the mountains to shake.

The hills melt away.

The earth trembles because he is there.

So do the world and all those who live in it.

Who can stand firm when his anger burns?

Who can live when he is angry?

His anger blazes out like fire.

He smashes the rocks to pieces.

Nahum 1:2–6 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

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.

The Lord is slow to anger and great in power,

And the Lord will by no means leave the guilty unpunished.

In whirlwind and storm is His way,

And clouds are the dust beneath His feet.

He rebukes the sea and makes it dry;

He dries up all the rivers.

Bashan and Carmel wither;

The blossoms of Lebanon wither.

Mountains quake because of Him

And the hills dissolve;

Indeed the earth is upheaved by His presence,

The world and all the inhabitants in it.

Who can stand before His indignation?

Who can endure the burning of His anger?

His wrath is poured out like fire

And the rocks are broken up by Him.