1 THE BURDEN of Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the
2 HaShem is a jealous and avenging G-d, HaShem avengeth and
is full of wrath; HaShem taketh vengeance on His adversaries, and He reserveth
wrath for His enemies.
3 HaShem is long-suffering, and great in power, and will by
no means clear the guilty; HaShem, in the whirlwind and in the storm is His way,
and the clouds are the dust of His feet.
4 He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all
the rivers; Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon
5 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.
6 Who can stand before His indignation? And who can abide in
the fierceness of His anger? His fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are
broken asunder before Him.
7 HaShem is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He
knoweth them that take refuge in Him.
8 But with an overrunning flood He will make a full end of
the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue His enemies.
9 What do ye devise against HaShem? He will make a full end;
trouble shall not rise up the second time.
10 For though they be like tangled thorns, and be drunken
according to their drink, they shall be devoured as stubble fully dry.
11 Out of thee came he forth, that deviseth evil against
HaShem, that counselleth wickedness.
12 Thus saith HaShem: Though they be in full strength, and
likewise many, even so shall they be cut down, and he shall pass away; and
though I have afflicted thee, I will afflict thee no more.
13 And now will I break his yoke from off thee, and will
burst thy bonds in sunder.
14 And HaShem hath given commandment concerning thee, that no
more of thy name be sown; out of the house of thy god will I cut off the graven
image and the molten image; I will make thy grave; for thou art become