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2 The Lord is a jealous and avenging God;
the Lord takes vengeance
and is fierce inA wrath.
The Lord takes vengeance against his foes;c
he is furious with his enemies.d
the Lord will never leave the guilty unpunished.e
His path is in the whirlwind and storm,f
and clouds are the dust beneath his feet.g
and he makes all the rivers run dry.h
Bashan and Carmel wither;i
even the flower of Lebanon withers.
and the hills melt;
the world and all who live in it.j
Who can endure his burning anger?k
His wrath is poured out like fire;l
even rocks are shattered before him.
7 The Lord is good,
a stronghold in a day of distress;
he cares for those who take refugem in him.
8 But he will completely destroy NinevehD
with an overwhelming flood,n
and he will chase his enemies into darkness.
9 Whatever youE plot against the Lord,
he will bring it to complete destruction;o
oppression will not rise up a second time.
like entangled thorns,p
like the drink of a drunkard
and like straw that is fully dry.F
11 One has gone out from you,G
who plots evil against the Lord,
and is a wicked counselor.
12 This is what the Lord says:
Though they are strongH and numerous,
they will still be mowed down,
and heI will pass away.
I will punish you no longer.r
and tear off your shackles.
14 The Lord has issued an order concerning you:
There will be no offspring
I will eliminate the carved idol and cast image
from the house of your gods;t
I will prepare your grave,
for you are contemptible.
the feet of the herald,u
who proclaims peace.
Celebrate your festivals, Judah;
fulfill your vows.
For the wicked one will never again
march through you;
he will be entirely wiped out.
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