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2 The Lord is a jealous and avenging God;
the Lord takes vengeance
and is fierce in c wrath.
The Lord takes vengeance against His foes; d
He is furious with His enemies. e
His path is in the whirlwind and storm, g
and clouds are the dust beneath His feet. h
and He makes all the rivers run dry. i
Bashan and Carmel wither; j
even the flower of Lebanon withers.
and the hills melt;
the world and all who live in it. m
Who can endure His burning anger? n
His wrath is poured out like fire, o
even rocks are shattered before Him.
7 The Lord is good,
a stronghold in a day of distress;
He cares for those who take refuge p in Him.
8 But He will completely destroy Nineveh q
with an overwhelming flood, r
and He will chase His enemies into darkness.
9 Whatever you s plot against the Lord,
He will bring it to complete destruction; t
oppression will not rise up a second time.
like entangled thorns, u
like the drink of a drunkard
and like straw that is fully dry. v
11 One has gone out from you, w
who plots evil against * Yahweh,
and is a wicked counselor.
12 This is what the Lord says:
Though they are strong x and numerous,
they will still be mowed down,
and he y will pass away.
I will afflict you no longer. b
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; e
I will prepare your grave,
for you are contemptible.
15 f Look to the mountains—
the feet of one bringing good news g
and proclaiming 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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