CLV(i) 1 The load of Nineveh; the scroll of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite. 2 An El, jealous and avenging, is Yahweh. An avenger is Yahweh, and possessor of fury. An avenger is Yahweh to His foes, and a transporter is He of his enemies." 3 Yahweh is slow to anger, and great in vigor, and verily He will not make innocent. Yahweh has His way in the sweeping whirlwind and in the horror, and a cloud is the dust of His feet." 4 He is rebuking the sea, and is drying it, and all the streams He drains. Enfeebled is Bashan and Carmel, and the bud of Lebanon is enfeebled." 5 The mountains quake because of Him, and the hills dissolve. The earth is upheaving because of His presence, and the habitance and all dwelling in it." 6 Before His menace, who will stand? And who will rise in the heat of His anger? His fury is poured forth as fire, and the rocks are broken down because of Him." 7 Yahweh is good for a stronghold in the day of distress, and He is knowing those taking refuge in Him." 8 And with a passing overflow He will make a finish of her place, and His enemies will He pursue into darkness." 9 What are you devising against Yahweh? He will make a finish; distress is not rising a second time. 10 Though they are still as entangled briars, and as those groggy with their grog, they shall be devoured as straw fully dry." 11 From you fares forth one devising evil against Yahweh, a decadent counselor." 12 Thus says Yahweh:Though they are poised and so numerous, even so, they shall be shorn, and he shall pass away. Though I humbled you, I will not humble you further." 13 And now I will break his slider bar off you, and your bands will I pull away." 14 And Yahweh instructs concerning you:No longer shall your name be perpetuated. From the house of your elohim will I cut off carving and molten image. I will set up your tomb, for you are slight." 15 Behold on the mountains, the feet of a tidings-bearer announcing peace! Celebrate, Judah, your celebrations! Pay your vows! For the decadent one shall not continue further to pass among you; he shall be altogether cut off."